Maybe this was asked before....
I'm interested to know what are the differences between laquer and silver plating (and maybe other platings too). I would like to know the practical reasons for choosing one over the other (for example maybe silver plating keeps it in better condition longer, feels different on the fingers, weight difference, etc).
I also would like to know if it affects the sound in any way, but, I'm only interested in either scientific explanation - that is - a physical reason of how it affects the sound, or - a blindfold test with many saxophones of the same model.
Things like "I've played a couple of saxes (even same model) with laquer and a couple with silver plating and they sounded different to me" is not interesting for me at all.
On the second post in this thread: http://188.8.131.52/vbulletin/showthr...=plating+sound There is a link to another thread. When I click it it says it has moved servers and gives an error page. How can I find this thread?
Thanks very much and best wishes.