[Bell Historians] Bootle (Everton) and Fenham

combineharvestersam combineharvestersam at h...
Thu Sep 30 11:33:25 BST 2004

Bootle are a bang on A. 
A lot of rings have incorrect pitches, and when they are wrong, they 
need to be shifted both up and down.

e.g. Edgbaston - Taylors 1927 are G. Taylors say they are in Ab
Leamington RC - Taylors 1905 are F#. Taylors say they are F

There are hundreds of rings with the wrong note. My tuning fork is A 
= 440. I know this isn't the most reliable method but I have only 
been wrong once. Coln Rogers the tenor was a bastard note and I 
pitched it a semitone too low. 


--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Mike Chester" <mike at m...> 
> > Could we please have a definition of 'old concert pitch' and any 
> relevant
> > authority??
> A quick search on Google shows that, according to JRK of LL
> Old Concert Pitch A=428.5Hz 
> Currently Concert Pitch has A at 440Hz
> This means that notes are currently defined as being slightly 
> than they used to be. i.e. A bell at 428.5Hz was once said to be 
> exactly in A, now it is said to be a little flat of A.
> This will make a difference to the note attributed to a bell when 
> was close to 50 cents between one semitone and the next one. If my 
> maths is correct (help Bill H!) a bell that was previously noted to 
> be, say A - 49 cents will now be recorded as being something over A-
> 50 cents and therefore be said to be Ab.
> Mike

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