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a_arnold

 

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OMG, I've been playing at A 435! 

Jeez! I finally got one of those digital tuners, and discovered that the antique tuning fork that I've been using since childhood is tuned to A 435! My parents were antique dealers and bought it in an estate sale and gave it to me.

No wonder I was always slightly out of tune with recordings. And everybody else. Always had to retune whenever I played with anyone.

How long has it been since A 435 was in common use?
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Georg

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RE: OMG, I've been playing at A 435! (in reply to a_arnold

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How long has it been since A 435 was in common use?


It was decided in 1885 in Vienna until it was changed to 440Hz in 1939.

Are you sure that it has 435Hz? I don't trust those digital tuners.

On the German Wikipedia page you can listen to the tones from 435 to 446Hz.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kammerton
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HemeolaMan

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RE: OMG, I've been playing at A 435! (in reply to a_arnold

maybe your fork was at 440 and got longer...... lol

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jrabbani

 

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RE: OMG, I've been playing at A 435! (in reply to HemeolaMan

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maybe your fork was at 440 and got longer...... lol

hahaha
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a_arnold

 

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RE: OMG, I've been playing at A 435! (in reply to Georg

Thanks, Georg.
Well, I WAS sure, because the tuner told me it was, but now I'm not so sure.
So, this tuning fork was made between 1885 and 1939 -- if it's 435. It LOOKS old. Has a bronze ball on the bottom, and the stem is fancy. It is steel, not plated, and not stainless.
Tony
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