The manager of our local Sam Ash caught The Nerve! at a show the other day and approached us offering us an endorsement deal. As it stands he said Sam Ash will give us $3000 worth of stuff per year, and in return we'd have to post a "Powered by Sam Ash" banner on our website, and hang a banner behind us at every gig. The ony catch to this is that the $3000 can be used on "accessories" only. Things have been going well for us this year and we already have endorsement deals with Ernie Ball, and DiMarzio - so we're covered for strings, cords, and lots of other stuff. Since we didn't jump all over the guy with enthusiasm he seems even more interested in working with us and wants us to come negotiate something. We may be able to talk him into amps and stuff, in which case I'd jump all over this - we may be able to get substantial discounts - in which case we might jump all over this - and if "accesories" includes recording gear, monitors and stuff like that, we might also go for it. My big question. Do you think a Powered by Sam Ash banner hanging behind a band would look cheezy and lame, or do you think it would look good and add credibility to the band. I think the latter, Randy (my guitarist/singer) thinks the former. Curious what the consenus is. Ya know what - I think I gotta post a poll. Must add that I AM a lifetime customer of Sam ASH AND I never had anything but good experiences purchasing from them. They were also borne in my hometown, and I purchased my first guitar in their first store.