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Originally Posted by tombom View Post

tldr

violin nerds just the same as other nerds (headphone, computer, musician, et al)

true that.

imagine porn nerds, and what would their critiques be based on?! haha!
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you can tell me later wubsmiley.gif
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Interesting read... And my first read article about violins tongue.gif
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Most of all I just think its sad that we give so little credit to the artisans of our own time.
It is pretty top heavy. At least for soloists (and solo performances/albums) if they were using a pricey instrument then often an entire page or more of the liner/program notes are dedicated to letting you know about this. I guess you can say many audiences of these venues are indeed 'snobs' who would receive these hints well.

The thing is that the big names get their instruments loaned to them for free, and poor artists would be completely locked out since they have to pay out of their pockets.
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Somehow I'm not surprised as even if Stradivarius instruments where the best ever made they are 300 frikking years old and even under the best conditions thous are going to have some millage on them and the sad fact is that instruments don't last forever.

There are a handful of Strads that have been played very little and being kept with exceptional care but even thous aren't as good now as they where in their prime and thous where most certainly not a part of this study.

Really I think if we could show a modern top of the line violin to Mr. Stradivarius he would be quite impressed.

yeah! mine was about 300yrs old so i gave it to the local charity shop - so nice to have a new shiny one without the fear of woodworm biggrin.gif
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true that.

imagine porn nerds, and what would their critiques be based on?! haha!

Wow I can't believe she chose the Vibrator3000 over the WoodThumper. WoodThumper was made by a porn master 300 years ago as has a unique rhythm that can't be matched by replicated by modern toys. 3/10 would not watch again.
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Wow I can't believe she chose the Vibrator3000 over the WoodThumper. WoodThumper was made by a porn master 300 years ago as has a unique rhythm that can't be matched by replicated by modern toys. 3/10 would not watch again.

Type in "oh no, oh god no" into YouTube and that's my reaction.
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this is just like people believing that buying a Monster guitar cable makes your guitar sound better rolleyes.gif

only bad players actually believe in their equipment more than their own skill

want to really own in an fps? turn down all your graphics & resolution and just pop every pixel that moves tongue.gif
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I thought so all along to be honest, not surprised at all.
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this is just like people believing that buying a Monster guitar cable makes your guitar sound better rolleyes.gif

only bad players actually believe in their equipment more than their own skill

want to really own in an fps? turn down all your graphics & resolution and just pop every pixel that moves tongue.gif

Actually when it comes to guitar cable there are differences, but it's all about cable capacitance and longer runs of cable aka cable greater than 15ft. Capacitance varies in different types of cables but varies much greater in cable lengths.

"better" cable CAN have lower capaitance per foot, and it is a measurable difference so you will have less high frequency roll off for longer cable runs.

But i've never been able to hear a difference in less than 15 ft cable runs and even then I only really can hear it on the clean channel, once it goes through a dirt box that's all gone, You can also just run a high impendance buffer in front of your signal chain and negate alot to all of the difference.

That being said Monster most certainly isn't the best cable, but it is better than your typical LIVEWIRE cheapy cable.
I only like them because the thick shielding doesn't tangle as easily or twist, and the silicon molding around the solder joints keeps them from breaking, but they just cost way to damn much.
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