I think that's a little uncalled for.Ha, only a true Monette apologist would interpret my comments in this discussion as equating the two instrument producers. Maybe its too hard to see that I was making a comparision just for comparison's sake?
Maybe its too hard to accept that just because I don't share your opinions on Monette's production procedure's that in no way indicates I think less of their mission or their product?
I know, forums are all about black and white, pro/con, us and them, not about actually discussing the "meat" of what makes on brand "taste" different from another.
Please excuse me for not falling into your either/or view of Monette lover or hater. Personally, I find it odd that anyone would "hate" a collection of brass tubes or the company that builds them.
Maybe my previous posts where I pointed out:
"People who think that [ed- Monette is 'screwing' people'] are just plain ignorant of what it costs to make a "perfect" trumpet, which is what Monette is trying to do."
Was totally out of character, and maybe I really do hate Monette?
Hmmm....maybe there is a Santa Claus too?
I'm sorry that you feel that way.