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Oh my ears are plenty good. As a player of wind instruments and piano I'm well acquainted with the natural tendency for solo wind players to revert to pure "just tuning", which is the natural tuning that comes from octave displacement of the ratios between notes in the harmonic overtone series, as well as the other tunings.
You can tune a piano or clavier or harpsichord to whatever tuning you want, just by changing string tension. Of course older instruments in some cases lacked full chromatic keys, or even had multiple keys for the same note tuned for different scales in older tunings. But the quality of sound modern instruments produce, and the obvious dynamic range of a piano, are superior.
Whether a C# is the twelfth root of two higher than a C is irrelevant to instrument quality.
Only because something is newer, it isn't better.
You've obviously never been to a concert of "period" instruments. Most of them sound like shit, and Bach would have been overjoyed to have a modern piano.
Quinine is the original homeopathic medicine and the exception that proves the rule. Because the term homeopathy, when based on the quinine remedy for malaria, actually meant same symptom (homeo-pathy, same pathology). Quinine made people cough, like malaria, but treated malaria quite effectively. Somebody got the idea that giving someone a substance that caused the same symptoms as the disease would cure the disease, which is insane, because they generalized from a special case. Then someone else started this whole "dilution" bullshit.
You're not confused...you're actually looking at things rationally and getting screwed up by the asinine terminology of the charlatans who take advantage of people who DON'T check for reviewed studies.
Remember all those ships kn a bottle? Same vein or challenge.
I disagree. There's a huge difference between the fine manual detail work on something like that, and having a 3D printer do it all.