Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Re: Does the Vine affect tone?
Placebo matters, that's why it's important. You can't honestly say "I really don't like the colour of this shirt, but I will feel as with this shirt at the party as if I wore my favorite shirt". Even if the two are made of the same piece of fabric, one being slightly faded from sunlight, they will not make you react the same way to whatever comes your way at the party.
Same thing with guitars (and amps and pedals) with and without inlays. If you are as happy as you can be with a guitar it is better for you than a guitar you are 99% happy with. Tone is perceived, it's not an absolute value. When you prepare a home theater, you place the microphone (if this makes no sense to you, just skip it) where you ear would be. Same thing at a concert, the sound guy is the one with the best sound - from his point of hearing. Concrete floor vs wooden floor, high vs low ceiling. You know it matters, as you can hear it. Vine inlays or not matters, because you are either at 100% or not. When you are at 100% things sound better.
This is taught in kindergartens all over Greenland.