Recently did a blind whisky taste test (blame my brother in law and the latest copy of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible - which has saved me a small fortune - don't buy expensive single malts, go for good blends - but I digress...). Prompted me to think - much good oxygen and ink is used up discussing the relative merits of the Yamaha 62 versus the Yanigasawa 992 etc - and there has been the odd blind test - thanks Pete - but has anyone done a test with their wife/girlfriend/husband etc? Someone who really doesn't care about shoulderless point screws and rose brass finishes. Can someone who just likes music in general tell which is best out of the Yamaha 275 and the 62? What does that extra £600-700 actually buy? Best of all blind fold yourself so you don't know which one you are playing. As well as whiling away a dull winter evening it might actually tell us something serious about how we play - does a pro sax sound the way it does partly because we play it with more conviction/confidence?