Distinguished SOTW Member
A great and functioning analogy, well done-but I would think this would more appropriately be equated to sewing a button back on to a shirt rather than buying a new shirt. I’ve had some crazy stuff happen at gigs and performances before and I’ve done both new saxophone pads and button sewing backstage.Sounds like an activity to do when there is nothing else to do. There are so many pads available out there already made. I'm not sure why anyone would make their own pads these days. I equate this to making your own shoes when there are shoes readily available. What is the advantage?
I am certainly one of those people. I really appreciate your way of thinking.Absolutely @botahoratiu , most of us are spoiled with the availability of techs and material .
In a previous thread someone from India in search of a saxophone told me that the closest tech to him was 1000 Km away! Besides, I have heard from at least three techs who make their own in the Netherlands as mentioned above, whatever their reasons are.
Some people simply like making things. I am not one of them but I appreciate people who do.
Time will ahow that... but they seem durable