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Equipment List

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by pete, May 9, 2008.

?

Well?

  1. Yes, I'd use it!

    66.7%
  2. No, I wouldn't use it. I like posting my equipment in my sig line.

    33.3%
  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    First, if you haven't seen your new User Profile page (like mine: http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/member.php?u=140) you should (click on the "User CP" link and then click on "Your Profile").

    Gandalfe wants to have a specific place to post all his equipment so he doesn't have to put it in his signature line. However, when I coded a "Equipment List" box for SOTW many moons ago, no one used it.

    So, let's poll OUR membership (and, Jim, even though you can skew the poll, remember that I can still see the log file).

    DON'T VOTE IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS.
     
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  2. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    Blame it to bad marketing. ;-)

    Side question - is an equipment list a vanity thing ("my toneholes are bigger than yours") or covert endorsement or just a handle to find others who share the same fate?
     
  3. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Well, I actually did "market" it relatively well. At least I thought I did.

    Regarding the second part of your post, I have mentioned elsewhere that "advertising" that you have some particular instrument feels, to me, a bit like bragging. I can accept that some people really want to know what I play because they want to be like me, but I have had some very specific set-ups because I played very specific things and without that context, a list of my equipment doesn't help anyone.

    For instance, let's try this:

    I owned a YBS-52.
    Q. Why not the YBS-62?
    Price/performance wasn't worth it. However, the 62 is definitely a better horn -- just, in my opinion, not $2000 better.
    Q. Why not the Yanagisawa?
    It wasn't available from the person I bought the YBS-52 from. And it was much more expensive.
    Q. Why didn't you go vintage? Aren't you the vintage sax guy?
    eBay wasn't around when I got my YBS-52 and I wanted a horn that didn't have any problems.
    Q. Well, why not buy vintage and get a good overhaul?
    I had a Conn New Wonder tenor restored by a very competent tech and I was terribly unimpressed with the horn after the overhaul. I needed a good horn for college and I didn't want to have to fool with it to make it "right".

    Etc.

    I'd rather have the conversation than, "Buy a YBS-52 because pete's got it listed in his signature/profile."
     
  4. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Admin and all around good guy. Staff Member Administrator

    Not true. I used it and still do there. :cool:
     
  5. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Reminds me of this:

     
  6. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

    As I have said before, I'm a huge fan of Douglas Adams.
     
  7. Carl H.

    Carl H. Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    I vote no. I never list my equipment anywhere.
     
  8. Dave Dolson

    Dave Dolson Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    I didn't vote 'cause I don't officially list my equipment. I have no problem mentioning a certain item (or items) to lend credibility to a post or corroborate an opinion, but making a list, either in a special place or as part of my posting signature, is something I wouldn't do. DAVE
     
  9. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Did you read Last Chance to See yet? You should.
     
  10. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

    It's still on the amazon list and not at the house. I'll get to it this year.
     
  11. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    It was ... challenging ... to find at the public libraries out here. I think I got it from our Scottsdale branch.

    Remember: Interlibrary Loan is a wonderful thing, as are university libraries.
     
  12. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

    I like to keep everything I read. It's something that is annoying my wife more and more everyday. :emoji_smile:
     
  13. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Admin and all around good guy. Staff Member Administrator

    I used to save my favorites, but there is no house big enough for that. Now I'm cherry-picking through my collection and sigh, I'm finally getting rid of my favorite college class books. They are a *bit* outdated.
     
  14. Should we list our book library as equipment too?

    I might use the feature if it's activated. I think I did at the other forum.
     
  15. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    You can say "SOTW". This isn't like another forum that has word substitution :).

    We should continue the conversation on books under a different topic, tho.
     
  16. I wouldn't use it, most of my equipment choice is "It was there, so I used it." I just want to play good, and help other people play good too!
     
  17. I do look at people's equipment listed in their sigs, but I wouldn't bother if I had to look elsewhere. Must admit I often think that some people's equipment lists fall into the 'larger toneholes' category, but others can be really helpful.
     
  18. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Admin and all around good guy. Staff Member Administrator

    I like to see the instruments and setups my fav players use. But then that's probably just me.
     
  19. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    Don't worry. I'm on my fav players' list, too. :)
     
  20. SOTSDO

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

    I can't vote on this...

    ...since there is no option that reads "No, I don't think that this is appropriate."
     
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