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That's a good summaryAndrew Pohlman wrote: ↑Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:43 pmThis is a controversial topic to be sure. I think the controversy is based almost entirely on human subjectivity. The rest of the controversy is based upon an inability to obtain objective measurements, then to equate those to the subjectively observed phenomena.
I can almost totally agree. The problem I see is taking objective measurements over larger periods of time. Whatever set up is used now would have to be reproduced 5 years from now to capture any differences, subtle or distinct, in "opening up". There are ways to guarantee consistency, like using highly accurate calibration sources, but it gets expensive. And as you say Alan, this type of thing doesn't feed the cat.Alan Carruth wrote: ↑Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:43 pmBut it IS possible to obtain objective measurements of the way the guitar produces sound! Not only that, but it's even possible to measure changes when the guitar is played. The problems are in relating those changes to people's perception of the tone, and in finding a mechanism to account for them. None of this is easy, and since there's no payoff for doing it, it's hard to get it done.
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