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Cutting and tuning pipes or chimes

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by oniman7, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. I've been considering buying some big copper tubing and cutting it to 12 different chimes as something for my drummer to use.

    I would like something in the 2 to 4 octave -- around the A or D string of my bass. Is this practical with the tubing that would be necessary?

    Also, is there a formula to calculate the frequency based on the circumference and length of the tubing so I'm not going in blind trying to tune it?

    Can somebody give me a handy run down of the different ratios for all 12 chromatic notes? I'm pretty sure the A I'd want would be at 110hz, so I think I could start from there.

    Also, what materials would anybody recommend? I was thinking copper tubing?

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