Posted by Dan Schultz on February 03, 2003 at 15:49:19:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Bell annealing posted by Paul Gramann on February 03, 2003 at 14:54:14:
I did a little search and turned up this page. It's got some interesting comments. According to their research, a dead-soft (annealed bell) would yield a very dark sound. A hardened bell would yield a brighter sound. I spent a couple of years manufacturing automobile horns. The same physics apply to all accoustics.... doesn't matter much whether it's a car horn, a tuba, or a kazoo.
In case the link doesn't work, here it is: