DAVE BRYCE: There were certainly things I couldn't put down and never wanted to return to the manufacturers. Hahaha. The Collings 290 was one of them (I finally up and bought one), as was a fabulous Gretsch anniversary model. The Gibson Johnny A Signature model hung out in my office for months before Gibson finally came looking for it. There were some notable amps by Bad Cat, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, and others that I borrowed to gig with, and was bummed out when they asked for them back.
The goofiest product actually started a staff prank that never seemed to end. The product was Pik Stik. http://stickyourpick.com/picstik.html
It wasn't necessarily an awful product. It was simply an option for keeping your picks at hand. But the GP staff couldn't get over its giggles, and soon enough, the Pik Stik showed up affixed to car windows and license plates, office desks, and, well, just about everywhere. It became a "thing" to "Pik Stik" someone on the staff. Mean? Sure. Funny? Absolutely. Did the pranking go on far too long. Undoubtedly.