Posted by Klaus on July 31, 2002 at 13:12:00:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fafner impressions posted by BP on July 31, 2002 at 12:05:25:
" Even for you, you've sunk to a new low." Said by the author of "6. You're silly." contained in the posting linked to below.
I have seen no particular Willson-pushing from Joe'S side. On the contrary:
You might be a fan of Joe'S style or not, but this place would very much poorer without him. And with the bucket of **** you turned over Rick Denney's head, you should find Joe'S reply being very modest and kind on types like you.
PS: Another part of the posting linked to tells of your very limited knowledge of the musical instruments industry:
"5. Personally, I think it is funny for amateurs to buy up nice, professional horns because a serious student or pro would, in general, appreciate it more and do it more justice by playing it better, as it is made for them anyway."
The most expensive wind instruments aside (Yorkbrunner, Nirschl, Monica in the tuba world) the segment of pro buyers of pro level instrument models is way, way below 10%.
The typical buyers of high class wind instruments are dedicated amateurs!
Should the pro's or the wannabe pros scold the amateurs for grabbing these instruments out of their hands?
On the contrary!
If the instrument makers could not count on the up-market amateurs carrying their development costs home, the pros would have a far more limited selection of available high class instrument models.
Aside from the snobbery factor the nextmost economic potential of the whole classical music industry, orchestras, operas, (to some degree) military units, and other employers, is the lot of active music amateurs, who are feeling the urge to get any possible inspiration from the often local performers, that they adore.
BParris: You have revealed yourself as a person not even living up Joe's description of you. Yet you have a profile option left: a very, very low one.