Equipment List

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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Reminds me of this:

     
  6. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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

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

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    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

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

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    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

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    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

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

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    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. saxmanglen

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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. kevgermany

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    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 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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

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

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    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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