Thanks for stopping by Buzz Killington, King of the Search Function.
Joking. The funny thing (to me) is that 99% of the time it's the same guy posting the links and most often supplies them with what comes off as a passive aggressive comment that the OP should've used the search function instead of wasting time and precious forum space opening a new thread on a widely discussed topic. approaching 35,000 posts and probably half of them are telling people to use the search function...which sucks (the function, not the poster of course.)No telling if you are joking or not.
But this sort of notion has been expressed seriously before.
I have never understood this reaction, viz, that research into stored information here, or citing to that information, kills discussions.
It seems to me that people who are interested in a subject may well want to read about it.
Reading about a subject beyond the current thread will let a person who is interested find out what has been said before.
Some of the previous statements might be made by people who are now dead, for example, and can no longer participate.
In addition, some of those earlier statements and opinions could be the source of interesting discussions in the modern thread.
Furthermore, no one forces anyone to open links to past threads, or other sources, referenced in a current thread or post.
On the other hand, if the search function is used exclusively, and old discussions are substituted for current dialogue, we could easily end up with fewer conversations.
Support the search function.
Support opening dialogues and discussions.
Both are cool and have an important place.
Someone should do a blind ligature comparison video!I have to concur on all accounts, with one undecided question about ligatures. I too believe its just a clamp. You can use rubber bands, string, tape, your thumb - any variety of things to hold the reed secure to the mouthpiece - BUT - I have noticed a good fitting metal ligature seems to give me a bit more brightness and response than a Rovner or other fabric or leather stretchy ligature? Its cheap and easy to compare ligatures, and I've done a lot, and pretty much feel like most every case, a Rovner or leather ligature sounds a little different - and that's not a bad thing. I really prefer a metal ligature though as a result.