Posted by js on July 02, 2002 at 23:45:19:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2155 ergonomics posted by Rick Denney on July 02, 2002 at 09:37:47:
Again, most of the scientific-acoustical stuff on which we speculate here has no available scientific tests with which to test it.
I've heard great sounds from Mr. Deck, but with all due respect - my best guess is that his *blowing through a before-bent pipe was about as good a test as someone sighting down a guitar neck (which, of course, tells the potential player of the guitar nothing at all) to "see" if it will play well.
*Well, it may have given Mr. Deck some "clue" (a bit better than sighting down a guitar neck, possibly), but the taper and resistance of the pipe was certainly changed after it was bent, just as the tapers of an instruments' large bows are, once bent.
Joe "who speculates that he might have been wasting his time, but less tragically than Joe S. is at this very moment" S.