I fail to see where any artist has signed a life long
endorsement contract. People change. Companies change.
I also fail to see why this is such a big deal. Are all you Ludwig players now feeling sad or betrayed? Are you Pearl players feeling vindicated? They're just drums. I can't believe the amount of condescending and hateful comments from drummers across the web in both of these situations. We are ALL free to choose and play what we want.
Play what you want. Change your mind, and play something different…