for those saying that a MG head is better for strictly b&w printing, isnt a color head the best head for b&w printing because its basically split grade printing made easy? and even more precise than split grade printing? im asking because i am slowly aquiring darkroom supplies for some future darkroom i think im gonna have and ive been told a color head is better than a MG head. i have been printing on a saunders LPL 4500 XL for some time now and love it.
Strictly speaking a Multigrade head will be superior for variable contrast papers, and particularly for split grade printing because it's calibrated for B&W use. However in practice it's what you are used to.