Someone must have done SOMETHING for which I thank them! When I turned on
my machine, I found no less than 35 HPSCHD-L postings waiting! So it's working
Mr. (scarlatti) Perkins asked about the Acme Pluck-O-Meter. It is a spring
balance with which one can achieve _exactly_ similar pluck from note to note.
The name is a figment of my fevered imagination! The originator, a.f.a.i.k.
was John Watson, who showed me the one he made some 15 years ago. I was so
impressed I went home and made one immediately. Subsequently, a number of
good players have commented on my even regulation, so I have no plans on abandoning
Using it has revealed some interesting facts: some harpsichords need harder
and harder pluck to achieve an even sound as the scale descends, while others
do not. I am at a loss to explain why, since both types of instruments can
have a superb bass.
As to what Mr. Bunning commented:
>its a piece of ^&%*&%
Since he is unacquainted with such a device, I am unable to comprehend why
he made such a comment.
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