[Bell Historians] Re: olympics

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Mon Feb 6 15:32:06 GMT 2012

I like the sound of this bell (Peter bell at Cologne).


Hopefully the Olympic bell will sound as impressive as this.

Listen right to the end!



-----Original Message-----
From: Roderic Bickerton <rodbic at -d7oc_dRyAex9CtcLVo-Hrkavkdi7avfejUhY-vBVmCfhX9eBeTqiBaXw0EAclqBLFfqJ7KtcvSqKw.yahoo.invalid>
To: bellhistorians <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 15:29
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: olympics

Harmonics are multiples some at octave intervals ABOVE the fundamental.
What is the predicted fundamental for this bell?
For comparison, a 64ft organ stop goes down to 16 Hz which is audible,  
although 13Hz is not.
I was present at a demonstration where a sound meter was switched on and  
read 100dB although nothing was audible not even as a felt vibration, I  
think that was 10Hz

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Offen
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: olympics

It may well not be tuned. According to Bill Hibbert, there is little  
point in tuning bells of this size as most of the harmonics are too low  
to be heard. 

Sent from Richard Offen's iPhone

On 06/02/2012, at 9:46 PM, "Roderic Bickerton" <rodbic at -d7oc_dRyAex9CtcLVo-Hrkavkdi7avfejUhY-vBVmCfhX9eBeTqiBaXw0EAclqBLFfqJ7KtcvSqKw.yahoo.invalid>  

Is there a machine anywhere big enough to tune
the thing?


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