Originally Posted by keep it simple
I agree with almost everything you said, but I do appreciate the difference a well designed suspension mounting makes to a thin ply shell when coupled with low mass lugs, appropriate bearing edges, unmuffled heads & tuning that's sympathetic to the sonic benefits. On thicker shells with heavy lugs & muffled heads, it's a waste of time.
More or less exactly my point. There are so many other factors to take into account that the importance of suspension is massively overstated. Gary's lug design, however, could wield easily defined, real-World benefits.
Incidentally, one set of Grandparents live around your neck of the woods. Orcop, to be precise.