Pretty shambolic right there.
I like Deep Purple but the Coverdale era was when it became very dull and formulaic.
I had never seen that smashing of the guitars, though, it seems forced, dumb and uninspired.
Didn't occur to you, when you were making them listen to bands in which the guys are all like 70 years old (or dead), that maybe they didn't want to play their music that way? This never occurred to you?
Best practice is don't sell anything that you aren't prepared to take a serious loss on if the buyer wants that or to lose it altogether.
The second best practice is forget about whatever mitigation scheme you are thinking will help you because it won't and neither will Reverb or anyone else.
My belief is that Fender basically wants to outsource the vast majority of their guitar making to Mexico and elsewhere, you see more and more of it happening with them.
And I think I was clear: if Gibson branded guitars start getting made in other places than the United States, I'll be done...
If Gibson stops making Gibsons in the United States, I quit buying Gibson guitars, at least new ones.
I know Fender is a wretched company that increasingly views American labor as being in the way of maximizing profits. I won't buy new Fender for that reason.
So, no. Gibson will have a lot...
There you go. For me, the most consistent album they did was Younger Than Yesterday. They all have great points and weak points, but that one is really enjoyable all the way through and it was the one that really got me into the Byrds.