Instruments We Love

Every now and then, a manufacturer hits a home run. An instrument is made that is well designed, easy to use, effective for its purpose, inexpensive to maintain, and looks good in your lab. These instruments usually get very popular, and are made for many years. They are the classics. They are the instruments we love. Sometimes, other manufacturers try to copy the formula, but none quite succeeds. The original is still the best.

In the world of automobiles, the Volkwagen Beetle, the Porsche 911, and the Chevy Impala are examples of classic cars we love. Each has been made a long time, and are familiar, and loved, world wide. Parts are readily available and each one does its job very well. Clubs and service companies have grown up around them. Just as some cars are loved by their users and servicers, so are certain instruments.

This article is part of a series, "Instruments We Love". The New Brunswick G25 shaker is an Instrument We Love.