they masses have no idea what is happening, so don't know what question to ask. ** absolutely. also consider that even people on this list want to know which looper santana's bass player or trilok gurtu are using - - people want to associate what people do or their sound with their gear. same thing with people coming on and asking about what frisell or torn or fripp or nels cline are using. it comes down to "i heard this sound, how can i get it/approximate it too?" . . . that (if you wanted to deal with it) would be the benefit of the endorsement angle. (sorta like having andre do a vid, it puts a face and a sound on the cold piece of machinery.) stig <font size="1">Confidentiality Warning: This e-mail contains information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, any dissemination, publication or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. The sender does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that may occur while using data contained in, or transmitted with, this e-mail. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail. Thank you.