Re: [Harp-L] re: Breaking-in

On May 15, 2010, at 1:11 PM, Bill wrote:

> Just a thought but could it be that breaking in has less to do with changes to metallurgical structure and more to do with changes in reed alignment and perghaps even curvature as a result of playing pressure? 

If the gentle break-in playing doesn't exceed the elastic limit of the metal, then no such change will occur.

If it does exceed the elastic limit, you are not gently breaking in the harp, you are damaging it.

Even if changes in reed alignment and curvature occurred, that would not improve the fatigue resistance of the metal.


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