Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2013
No. It's how you said it. The vast majority of SOTW could care or less if you or any other member use different reeds than they do; if you're happy with them, we're good to go. But your tone borders on inflammatory. Here's an example:Perhaps you're right. If I said "they are quite inferior" would you have an issue? If so, instead of a thicker reed, I would recommend a thicker hide instead. I suspect its not the how I said it, but the what I said you object to.
"You dont care about reason? You dont care about commercial shills infesting this site? You dont care about everything saxophone? There's so much jive infesting this site, there isnt enough "stirring up" as far as I'm concerned.
"Play what ever you want", just dont voice an opinion, or even worse, use logic and reason to debunk the obvious shills that try to manufacture some sort of reality here? Listen to yourselves . . ."
You're being emotional not reasonable in this quote. Most of us here at SOTW are familiar with Roger, and he is honest to a fault as far as I'm concerned, certainly no "commercial shill". If he says that Legeres work well for him, then that's just what he means! It doesn't mean that they will work for you, (they don't work for me either, FWIW), or that you should try them. By the same token, simply because cane reeds work for you and synthetics suck for you, that doesn't mean that this holds true for other sax players. Our physical make-up, our concept of tone and our experience playing, (how much time we've put in playing, as well as what we're used to playing), come first anyway; equipment comes after that in the equation.
To be sure there's a lot of G.A.S. and other silliness on SOTW, but why all the bile from you? I want to believe you have a good point that you're trying to make in your posts somewhere, but if you want other people to understand where you're coming from, I think you need to take a deep breath and back off your condescending tone. My $.02. Peace.....Daryl