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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000189.txt from 2005/08

From: "Geoff & Sherryl-Lee Secomb" <gsecomb@-----.au>
Subj: Re: [kl] Ah, ligatures....Gold vs. Silver
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 22:37:38 -0400

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Michlin" <amichlin@-----.com>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] Ah, ligatures....Gold vs. Silver

> Geoff,
>
> You are most certainly entitled to your preference.(THANK YOU) You are
> more than welcome to suggest that the difference is due to the type of
> metal plating. We are allowed to be skeptical (AGREED) and point out that
> the type of metal plating is only one of many variables which could create
> your preference. (EXCEPT THAT WHEN COMPARING THE SAME MODEL IN TWO
> DIFFERENT FINISHES) I don't really see a problem here.
>
> Common sense tells us that the difference between a standard Rovner
> ligature and a Bonade inverted ligature is more likely (WHY - AND DOES
> 'MORE' LIKELY RULE OUT ANY LIKELIHOOD OF ANYTHING ELSE) to cause a
> measurable, observable, repeatable difference. Sure, no one (to my
> knowledge A VERY GOOD POINT - HOW BROAD IS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF RESEARCH IN
> THESE AREAS) has done the research, so I remain a bit skeptical, but not
> nearly as skeptical as I am about the difference between gold plating and
> silver plating on a ligature. Skepticism is not an absolute black or
> white. (IT IS UNTIL YOU TAKE THE STEP TO INVESTIGATE !)
>
> As to experience over opinions, I would have to agree. Luckily, science
> trumps both experience and opinions. Would you really prefer to go back to
> a world of medicine where each doctor was only able to do whatever seemed
> to work in his or her experience, or what was learned by listening to
> other doctors' anecdotal experiences? "How can you dismiss that leeches
> won't cure your patient's cancer if you haven't even tried
> it!?".(DIFFERENT ARGUMENT - HOW CAN YOU DISMISS THAT GOLD PLATING WILL BE
> DIFFERENT FROM SILVER PLATING IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!) WHICH
> HAS BEEN MY PIONT FROM THE START. A scary thought.
>
> -Adam
> ANSWER IF YOU LIKE. I'VE SAID MY BIT AND WON'T BE POSTING FURTHER ON THIS
> ONE.
CHEERS,
GEOFF.

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