So I don’t have the right to proclaim synthetic is inferior. But you have the right to proclaim it’s superior? Which one of us if the grand wizard again?Is this a pissing contest? Yea, I've been playing for 65 years and still counting. So what! I started trying synthetics when they were awful, some still are awful, yet there are some that work for me. Do we all play the same horns or mouthpieces, or even the same style of music? Yet somehow whatever your reeds are (and horn and mouthpiece?) are the pinnacle of the saxophonist's experience. I have a lot of tracks available, with somewhere over 1.5 million listens. No complaints about about my tone, and in fact lots of compliments. I like playing synthetics, others obviously do as well. Have you been somehow voted the "Grand Wizard" of saxophone knowledge...the one opinion that must be obeyed? PLEASE desist you are an embarrassment!
As I said earlier in the thread, no listener would be able to tell if I’m playing synthetic or not, so, like you, they sound ok. I simply disagree with recommending them to beginners. It’s ok that we disagree. People are free to ignore my advice/opinion as they usually do. You are the one who keeps escalating this. I’m simply defending my position. And I definitely can’t in good conscience recommend Hartmann to anyone.