Bell tuning in the USA pt 4

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With the tuning work out of the way, we drove into Indianapolis and went to the Scottish Rite Cathedral where we were able to look at the 1928 Taylor carillon. The bass bell weighs 10,972lbs and sounds the note G. The original instrument was altered by having Paccard trebles added in 1965 to replace the Taylor trebles and extend the range, but has not been touched significantly since then. The clavier sits in the centre of a very resonant room with a thick concrete ceiling which makes hearing the instrument challenging. Externally, the bells are so high up in the tower that they sound somewhat distant from the ground.

Exaudite's photo.

Exaudite's photo.

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