Ditto. However, when it comes to saxes, the is virtually only speculation and no testing, or referrals to "experiments" that test something else. Most of the time it is comparing apples and oranges. Except for bits and pieces in Kyomarto's post, which I did learn something from, there is no science and I am left with my notions and beliefs.hakukani said:I am the kind of a person that likes the why of everything, and I think it is fun to not only speculate, but to test and discuss that speculation---wait,wait--that's what science is!
It becomes downright absurd when some claim that nothing really matters (pun intended), concrete of copper, dents smaller than 1/16th of the bore diameter, old fashioned keywork (which you just need to get used to), and yet in other posts argue that this or that horn is the best ever made.
I am happy with CDs and don't long for vinyl except for the covers. However, I do think I can tell the difference between an MP3 file played on my computer and live music. In analogy (pun intended), when the discussion comes to saxes, a vinyl-CD or equivalent argument is often used to defy that any differences in material etc. matter. Yet, where are the experiments? The reason why this keeps coming up is because there are zippo and the manufacturers are probably happy to keep it that way, and the acoustic physicists probably more easily funded and occupied by sounds of interst to the military, law enforcement, oceanographers...birdwatchers