Anyone noticed the red Dr. Z amp in the Toyota Prius ad?

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  1. Leep Dog

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    There's a commercial that's been running over and over that shows a red Dr. Z amp in the trunk of a Toyota Prius. It shows the amp about 3 or 4 times in the span of the 30 second ad. I don't know why, but I find that interesting. Anyone else seen this commercial?
     
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    A Dr. Z comes standard with every Prius sold.
     
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    I'd consider getting one then...ha.
     
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    Yeah I have seen that. I thought it was interesting they used that as opposed to a generic amp looking box thing. Kinda strange.
     
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    Yeah. What's weird about that ad is that they show that amp over and over and over. Seems like they show that amp more than any other item in the commercial but maybe it's just my perception because I'm a guitar player. Plus it's red and very noticeable. I got the impresssion there was a deal there with Dr. Z for some product placement in the ad.
     
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    I was wondering that too...
     
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    That was a win-win ad. I wouldn't have given the commercial a second glance if the amp wasn't in there. Dr.Z gets free publicity on at least two web sites. The first thing I notced was the Dr Z when the back popped open. I looked for it in every shot after that :cool:
     
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    Awesome find man!
     
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    Amp=guitar player=ladies man=stud=prius owners are studs

    obvious chain of thought there... ;)

    or we could follow this one

    Dr Z amp=lots of money=wealthy man=lots of women=stud=prius owners are rich studs

    There's plenty of entertaining options here. Who knows why they picked Dr Z? I find it interesting though.
     
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    Why a guitar amp? Because they're big, but more fun than nine bags of groceries or some junk from Home Depot. The commercial is about carrying capacity which is what's new about this Prius model.

    Why a Dr. Z: Mostly the director was a fan of Dr. Z amps (see the clip above)
    That said, the amp was cool-looking and fit into the aesthetic of the ad better than a standard Fender or Vox. And that the 1 percent of the viewers who recognized the amp--I admit that I didn't until now-- would think "Hey, that's cool."
     
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    I thought it was a sign from God that I need a red Maz 18. . . . ;)
     
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    The Red Dr. Z Maz was the first thing I noticed - I fixated on it so much that I couldn't really tell you what they were actually advertising until I had seen the commercial three or four times. :)
     
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    First, I rolled my eyes at the Prius... then I noticed the Dr. Z... fine looking, hot rod red! Now that's a good looking car... uh i mean... amp... what was this commercial again?
     
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    It makes me give Toyota much more credibility than I had for them prior to that commercial
     
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    +1 :cool:
     
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    Dr. Z in a Toyota Prius Commercial

    I saw it. Why would a world class muscle amplifier be in a *ussy car commercial? Maybe a 65 GTO,Shelby GT or something. Anyway, love may red Route 66.
     
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    :D:DBwaahahaha!
     
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    I saw it but couldn't remember what car it was for until this thread.
     
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