At 23:36 10/02/2008, Stephen Birkett wrote:
> >I have heard the view that the part of the plectrum touching the
> >string should be shorter than the wave-length, and therefore that the
> >contact part of plectra should be shorter for the higher notes.
>Hmmm. It would be rather difficult to make a harpsichord that didn't
>meet that constraint. Think about it.
A little calculation shows that to be true. I won't reveal the name
of the respected builder whose view I was quoting.