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Why does Tom Morello black out the Marshall logo on his amp?

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Sir Don, May 3, 2020.

  1. Sir Don

    Sir Don Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why anyone would do that.

    I mean, it's part of his signature sound, why would you deny that?

    Horribly confused.

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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    It might be for public performance / FCC rules of implied endorsement etc.
     
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    79 2203 Well-Known Member

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    Could be for any number of reasons but it's probably just to align with his, and RATM's narrative of anti-corporatism.
     
  4. Sir Don

    Sir Don Well-Known Member

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    But he's on the record for saying he uses a 2205, you can see that's what he's using.

    It's like a hot babe wearing a g-string saying that she feels naked without it.

    lol
     
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    'Cos he's a poseur.
     
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    Nik Henville Well-Known Member

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    Took
    the words
    right out of my mouth :cool:

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
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    Had to use the googles.
     
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    marshalltsl Well-Known Member

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    Some people take out Marshall logo's. They are no profesional musicians. Also some people put a black tape on Gibson's logo. Why? Because they don't want show any brand name.
     
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    Sir Don Well-Known Member

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    Why would you not want to show the Gibson logo on the headstock?

    Makes no sense to me.
     
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    marshalltsl Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. It's a really expensive brand in Europe. They don't want show a expensive guitar in a gig. Because thieves?
    They don’t want to show an expensive piece in their performance. Gibson has a very bad reputation for many people.
     
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    I don't know anything about Tom, but I would guess maybe he likes the amp but doesn't want to be an advertising billboard for Marshall.
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    This.

    Yet the guy comes out with a signature Fender Strat and spews corporate mentality along the way. The guy is a stooge.
     
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    junk notes Well-Known Member

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    Anti-corporatism: Use Marshall amps. Pretend you don't.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Marshall probably wouldn't pay him for an endorsement so he covered the emblem. He is a pretty famous guitarist so...
     
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    SkyMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Some of his guitars have blank headstocks too, like the "Arm the Homeless" guitar.
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    But then some of his are blatantly Fenders.
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    Or Gibsons.
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    So I guess he is not above sponsorship.
    I remember him being in Guitar Hero III too on the PS3.
    In the game he "plays" through a Line 6 amp!

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    Maybe he was bitten in a past attempt at a Marshall deal?
    But he is hamstrung by his signature sound that relies on the 50W JCM800.

    Also, Marshall does not make the JCM800 50W any more (only 100W), so tricky to endorse something that is out of production.
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing he has an endorsement with a company that precludes showing Marshall branding on stage as part of the contract
     
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    Could do his widdlywiddlywoowoo noises on a busted Casio keyboard...
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Just another American Socialist/Communist that doesn’t live his beliefs imo. :D




    (waiting to get flamed by his fans) :lol:
     

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