Monster is another abused definition not to speak about all the ads that present their horn as being as good as or better than another more famous and expensive brand.I might be showing my natural cynicism, but how come every Mk VI for sale is a "killer" horn, a "players" horn, amazing player etc.? Bearing in mind it appears that the consensus is that there are generally some less than great VI's out there, how come there are never any of these for sale? It's irrelevant to me, as prices are at a level that I would never pay, even if I had the money. I wonder how many are so desperate to own one that they buy unplayed, and are disappointed. I have no wish to cause offence to any owners, but how refreshing it would be to read a for sale ad which described a horn as being honestly not that great, and at a price which reflected that. Maybe any VI can be made great by a skilled tech? Let the debate begin ?!
This is true.. unfortunate but true. I've tried many of "the best horn I've ever played" from sellers that have been rubbish. Personal taste comes into it, but there are a bunch of horn dealers that can't even play in the first place, let alone give you an accurate representation of a good horn (or mpc etc)There are multiple studies to ssugges 9 of 10 people do not fact check what the read and over 30 percent believe what they read on the internet
Maybe these sellers are not so stupid unless you are in the know vs a possible majority...depending on the study.
so talk is not cheap if you are willing tonset aside taste, class, and ethics