[Harp-L] Comb Debate Confusion

Vern jevern@xxxxx
Tue Jul 25 14:06:13 EDT 2017

I once played my harmonica while wearing my ear protectors to minimize the external sound.  What I heard by "bone conduction" was very weak and muffled…not the sort of sound that would enable me to discern subtle differences.

I suggest that you try the same experiment.

You are correct that reflections occur at the boundaries of different sound impedances.  However, this suppresses acoustical activity and makes it even less likely that audible sounds emit from the comb.


> On Jul 23, 2017, at 5:16 PM, Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at xxxxx> wrote:
> At the surface between materials of different acoustic impedance there will be a reflection of sound waves. This may explain, through the bone conduction path, part of the differences that they player of an ACE may hear.
> Sent from my iPhone

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