Re: [Harp-L] Double thickness reed plates?

RE: Thickness of reed plates

I've always assumed it's just physics - the pressure vector having a
(slightly) greater distance to apply force to the reed.

Think of two pea shooters, one twice as long as the other. With equal
pressure the longer one would expel the pea with a (slightly) higher

Maybe it is more complicated than that?

On Mon, April 4, 2016 12:28 am, Robert Hale wrote:
> "Doubling the thickness of the reed plates increases the size of the
> chamber formed by the reed slots and creates more compression when
> playing."
> How does a slightly larger chamber = more compression? What's the
> principle
> here?
> Does it necessarily mean LOUDER?
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona

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