[time-nuts] Re: Low cost synchronization, kitchen appliances

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Aug 22 01:26:07 EDT 2005

In message <43090342.8000301 at erols.com>, Chuck Harris writes:

>> I met a violinist some years back who suffered from a 440Hz tinitus on his
>> left ear.  When he tuned his fiddle after that, it was 440.0Hz measured
>> with a frequency counter.
>Did you make this measurement, or were you just told of it?  What was the

I did.

>The pitch one gets out of an open A string on a fiddle varies more than 1 cent depending
>on how you support the neck of the instrument, how hard you bow the string,
>where you bow the string, and what day of the week it is...

We measured the tone he produced and asked him to make it as steady as possible.

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