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Acoustic Instruments #6: Marimba Getting ready for final tune

12-26-2016 03:51 PM by johnstoneb | 1 comment »

The keys and resonators are made and have a rough tune. It’s now time to get everything ready and do the final tune.We need to drill mount hole in the keys before we can tune, first we need to locate and install the suspension components. The glockenspiel taught me that location and spacing of the suspension is a critical step. Space the suspension to close and the keys rub against the suspension causing vibration noise and affecting the sound from the keys too far and there isn’t room for all the keys.The plans call for using small eye screws and I was originally going to go that way. The line that supends the keys has to go thru the eyes and once installed to remove a ke...

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