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Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby SonOfTheAnkh » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:34 am

Does anyone know the story of why he hopped from so many different guitar companies?
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby shramiac » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:14 am

It was the 80's. The era of "greed is good"....thanks Mr Gecko!

Everyone would have been trying to get the "hottest" guitar players signed to their company and no doubt that most players were more than willing to accept a free guitar!

Mr Stanley is probably the biggest "guitar whore" there has been...........Vinnie had a good teacher in that respect! :P :P :P
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Postby doublev2 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:21 am

No but I know he upset at least jackson and carvin.
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby aeroflott » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:44 am

Related to this, I found this cool little snippet of an interview the other night:

http://www.jacksoncharvelworld.net/vinnieinterview.html

VV talks about guitar endorsements back in 1984, and mentions he met and played with Eddie Van Halen which I didn't know.

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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby bennra » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:01 am

Funny how he talks about loyalty to guitar brands. He himself bounced from Jackson to Charvel and briefly Ibanez.

Anyway... just sayin...

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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby doublev2 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:30 pm

No never charvel. He had a charvel guitar he made from pieces before he was in kiss.
He did an ad for jackson but they never officially marketed the vv model.
He featured in carvin catalog with black double neck guitar and also they used a still from love kills video in the same carvin catalog. From memory I don't think he ever did a magazine add for carvin.
He appeared in an ibanez guitar pedal ad but never for guitar or in their catalogs.
He never did anything for Washburn apart from credit them as equipment on asg album sleave.
He also credited ovation.
He did a laney add and dean markley. My memory is week but he also did a tiny bit of promo work with Seymour duncan including baseball cards which I have.
He did endorse azg guitars at namm and an add ran in early 90s for pear guitars.
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby aeroflott » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:25 am

From carvinmuseum.com:
The '89 catalog showed this interesting photo of guitarist Vinnie Vincent, which was taken from his video "Love Kills". Although the X100B stacks are obviously Carvin, less obvious is the one-off VVV Carvin that Vinnie is playing (VVV = Vinnie Vincent V). This evidently was created as a counterpart to the Jackson VVV's that Vinnie normally played, which were originally designed for guitar legend Randy Rhodes, but never went into production due to Randy's untimely death. The Jackson models were made from 1986 to 1989, and the above Carvin model was made sometime around 1988. There were subtle differences between the Carvin and the Jackson - noteably, the Jackson had a standard inline headstock and sharkfin inlays, versus the reverse inline headstock and block inlays on the Carvin.
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He looks happy here with other Jackson endorsees:

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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby tukoztukoz » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:13 am

That Charvel/Jackson ad makes me think about Sue Ellen, Charlie's Angels, Flashdance... Hairstyle, hairspray, eighties...
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Postby doublev2 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:43 am

The carvin amp picture at top is a still from love kills video and not specifically for carvin but did appear in carvin catalog but not as an advertisement
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby SonOfTheAnkh » Sat May 14, 2016 1:35 am

Whoa guys thanks for all the info! I'd definitely like to find out what happened with Carvin.. Or should I say Kiesel, as it's called now
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby doublev2 » Sat May 14, 2016 8:43 pm

That's the only charvel jackson add he did. I have a very distant memory that he may have done soemthing for that great jackson guitars pre amp jx 3 with the jackson cabs with pick speakers they did but it may have just been an interview. http://i27.tinypic.com/ezn1ts.jpg He definitely said he uses Seymour duncan amps too but it's not clear if he really did.
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Postby doublev2 » Sat May 14, 2016 8:48 pm

Also interesting is that azg guitars offered vv model double neck. Would have been awesome to see a prototype
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby SonOfTheAnkh » Sun May 15, 2016 3:29 am

Also interesting is that azg guitars offered vv model double neck. Would have been awesome to see a prototype
That woulda been pretty goofy
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Re: Vinnie's Guitar Companies

Postby Calxplorer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:05 am

That add looks very cliche for that era, at least dudes in the middle as king Ha! Next to Rhoads had he been around of course
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