Posted by Dave on February 13, 2003 at 00:00:40:
In Reply to: Re: intonation repair posted by Christian Klein on February 12, 2003 at 05:50:51:
I mention Yamaha because their mid-line instruments play extremely well in-tune, and
because I have heard that they use computers to design their instruments, which implies
that they also have the instrumentation to find the cause for intonation problems.
A Yamaha YEP321 has as good an intonation as almost any other euphonium out there. Obviously that is not by accident. I don't know what methods they use, whether they have mfg. techniques that can improve pitch after the horn has been produced, or if it is all
related to design and consistent mfg.
I don't own a Yamaha euph and never have, but I have been impressed whenever I have played
one by its intonation. Other than the 621, which is no longer made.
However, since nearly everyone took the skeptics viewpoint in replying to this question,
I assume that the Schilke article must not have a practical application for correcting
intonation problems. The people who read this board would know, and people tend to be
pretty fast at adopting new techniques that have a proven advantage.