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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by blacai, Dec 23, 2017.
I wasn't talking about Loomis.
cwhitey2 said he wouldn't be told what to do by a guitar maker.
All good, my bad man. I just did the classic "read last post, comment" without reading the context. It's been a day haha.
Sorry if I've added confusing by replying directly underneath a side discussion, but my 'I've heard that.....' post was in reference to WES leaving Schecter, NOT Loomis.
I have no idea why Loomis parted ways.
Ah, I read "another CD record with Keith Merrow" and immediately thought Loomis. The side project with Keith and Wes is Alluvial, not CD. All makes sense now!
Yup it's Alluvial but I had heard that he was pegged to be on the next CD album, which was a condition of his signature release. Dates were missed, Alluvial recorded & released much later.
Well I guess it's safe to say Loomis may be moving to Jackson since Jackson uploaded this to their Instagram page.
Aight I'm drunk but wtf why didn't my screenshot attach? Looks like Jeff is going with Jackson after all. Definitely looking forward to some Jeff Loomis Super Strats and Kelly models Jackson signatures soon! Haven't seen a good Kelly model since Friedman left Jackson!
No official announcement, so he's still a freelance
At this point all we know is: Jeff is not officially endorsed by anyone and he's playing Jacksons at AE shows.
Them or ESP would make a lot of sense for the style of music he plays and the resources they have to throw around, but it may just be that he felt like being able to play something else from time to time and his old deal with Schecter didn't allow that. Now that he has a gig to pay the bills and could loosen his contracts up a little bit he went for the opportunity.
Jackson is using the moment to generate a little publicity, and while it might indicate something, it may just be convenient timing for them. Nothing wrong with that.
I don't care where he goes really, his Schecter sigs were nice and if he's happy being freelance I'm happy for him. They're mostly personal collection guitars, he's basically doing what we all wanna do, get on stage with your favourite guitars, thats it.
Maybe Jackson's pos was one way of trying to get him to join them.
I think people get way too wrapped up in what guitarist goes to what company etc.
Its for them and them alone. Who really cares. Doesnt change his talent.
I think it's the fact that if he gets a new signature guitar, there's a very high chance it's going to be very desirable. I think that's why everyone is waiting on an announcement of some sorts.
so if he went with Legator or BC Rich etc, even if it looked nice, would you buy it?
No, but what are the chances of that happening? Practically 0. Like I said, there's a huge chance it's going to be a desirable guitar, so naturally people are going to be anxious to see where he ends up. His Schecter models were on point for the price.
EDIT: I do think he won't sign with any company soon. I just understand why people, especially on SSO, would make a big deal out of which company snags him
I saw Arch Enemy and Wintersun a couple of days ago, and yeah. I did a double take.
If anyone follows Mike Dawes on Instagram you can see jeff playing one of his schecters, so doesn't look like he's clamouring for a new endorsement just happy playing what he wants
Funnily enough, I saw them in Tokyo on 21st Feb and he played his signature Schecter for the entire show. I paid close attention. He didn't use any other guitar once.
So dude just wants to be a guitar nerd with no restrictions. I can dig it. Being in Arch Enemy surely gives him that freedom since he doesn't need to rely on schecter/endorsements for his paycheck.