Smarden, Kent

Bill Hibbert bill at h...
Tue May 25 22:18:28 BST 2004


> Smarden are indeed a superb sounding ring of bells
> There is a recording (albeit not the best quality)
> on Kent Bells.

You are not wrong about the recording quality! I had to write some 
software to clean it up enough to analyse.

Using the mains hum as a pitch standard - I assume you have 50Hz 
mains in Kent! - Smarden tenor partials are approximately as follows:
Nominal 676Hz (E + 43)
Hum 170Hz (-2387 cents)
Prime 344Hz (-1169 cents)
Tierce 405Hz (-890 cents)
i.e. this is a good bell in anyone's book.

Bill H

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