[Bell Historians] olympics

Roderic Bickerton rodbic at fVAEJG92nrziZon5885muSBPvd5sSJsS7EoQwWD7UUF2XwoJwkbVmRko2IqhV1r2dyNRFWTU1HK__A.yahoo.invalid
Thu Feb 9 14:00:55 GMT 2012

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From: "Dickon Love" <dickon at 3JwnJ-_wRSRE0DTOXSTTKb8n8HY89wCnPymzCo4IcANVkLwv5e2w4evq9bsx7DscqVS4oNjy7RpN9jwZlw.yahoo.invalid>
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Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] olympics

>  Im slightly surprised no one has speculated 
> what the bell might
>  sound like.

What do you think Andrew? Perhaps we should have 
a sweepstake on the nominal pitch - not that it 
will be the most obvious of the partials.

Of course, the overall sound also depends on 
whether it is struck dead, or hung for some sort 
of swinging.

Finally, if I am allowed to speculate, I'd 
suggest that the bell would sound much better if 
it were inside some sort of box or belfry.  It 
won't looks as impressive, but it would provide 
a decent resonating chamber.  The same thought 
has occurred to me about the Royal Jubilee 
Bells - I bet there will be a noticable 
difference in the sound between the river 
installation and the Garlickhythe one.


Absolutely right it needs to be over a resonant 
length like a xylophone bar to boost the lowest 
frequency to compensate for the diurnal curve 
falling off, (loss of sensitivity of the ear at 
low frequency) or in English, to give it bass 
boost, otherwise it will sound gutless. 


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