So in the blooze lawyer thread I mentioned I never trash anything on my silly channel. It's not because of a relationship with the brands. I buy everything I do a review on so I can say whatever I want. For me it's about what kind of person I want to be and what kind of content I want to create. It would be easy for me to buy lots of affordable gear and when I get something that slipped through QC I could read them the riot act. But to me that's silly and borderline dishonest. Because I know the reason my Squier PJ Vintage Modified bass was $299 is by saving time spent on each instrument. So inevitably QC is gonna miss some stuff. When I got one with an issue I didn't make a rant video, I returned it and Sweetwater took care of me. No need for drama. I prefer to focus on positive things and what I love rather than what I don't like. Again, I could buy instruments I know I'm not gonna like just to rant about them but that seems silly and less honest, not more. What do you all think? Do reviewers have to throw out a rant every so often in order to maintain your trust? also to be clear; my channel is tiny and stupid and bad. So this is not me having an ego about being a "youtuber". I am just a nerd sharing my hobby through videos.