>My harpsichord has by far the worst crack I've ever seen on an
>instrument that hasn't been stepped on or shot at. The entire
>soundboard is split all the way along the spine, from bellyrail to
>tail. Oddly enough, it still sounds fine!
I had a crack near the spine, though not as big as that. When I repaired
it, the bass response definitely improved.
>I have some soundfiles online of it, if anyone's interested - not
>much, and the quality's not fantastic, since it was recorded from
>the audience. But it's interesting.
>Not the best performance either, I hasten to add.. but it's there!
>http://redowl.dyndns.org/phantasticke_spirites/recordings.php - look
>for the Boehm suite, for solo harpsichord.
Couldnt get anything when I tried to access this page.