Has anyone else noticed a general lack of interest, for the most part, that orchestral players have in their actual instrument/equipment?
Over the years I've asked a number of people (in our community orchestra) questions about their instruments - and by far and large they have no idea of what they have. Basically, if it works, they're fine.
I'd love to talk about woods, tonal quality, strings, rosin choices, and all the other minuatiae - but nada. Through desperation I even hit up the woodwinds...no go there either... :D
Sometimes it makes me wonder if my priorites are a little skewed...
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