[Bell Historians] Rings of 12-keynotes

LOVE, Dickon DrLove at s...
Tue Sep 10 09:38:15 BST 2002


"There is a distinct difference in the sound produced by a pre-war Dflat
bell or even a post-war Dflat bell (Cripplegate) and a 'modern' bell tuned
to Csharp."

I don't suppose the difference is in the strike note pitch, but more to do
with the tuning of the rest of it. I am sure that (for example) a modern
foundry could produce a modern "nasal twang" bell in Db - it is just that
they elect to call it C#!

Perhaps with a few more stats on the frequencies of strike notes, it would
be interesting to compare the frequencies of bells described as C# or Db. I
bet the scatter would show a random balance between C and D!!!

What is the frequency of Truro tenor then?


P.S. Sorry to reopen this can of worms, but I *do* love Jim's rants! Knew it
was only a matter of time before he mentioned tuning forks!!!

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