Posted by Rick Denney on April 15, 2002 at 13:41:10:
In Reply to: Heavy bottom valve caps (Monsterweights) posted by Will Traphagan on April 14, 2002 at 18:26:52:
I wrote two reports on the Monsterweights that I put on my Miraphone 186. One was just after doing it, and my impressions were my own. The other was some months later (actually, at the time of this year's Army conference), and the observations were made by a disinterested by highly qualified observer. The newer one is first in this list, and the older one has a picture of the installed weights.
Feel free to draw your own conclusions. In short, I dispute Joe's use of the word "placebo"--the effect was real and significant--but I agree with him that the notion that it may help some more than others, and it may even get in the way of some players.
Rick "saving some folks the trouble of a search" Denney