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#544829 - 06/04/02 07:08 PM Treble
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Registered: 04/17/02
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Why don't the treble strings have a damper?
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#544830 - 06/04/02 07:46 PM Re: Treble
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I think it's because the top strings ring for so little time anyway, they don't need to be cut off by a damper- being short strings, they don't vibrate for long like the big bass strings.

#544831 - 06/04/02 10:24 PM Re: Treble
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I imagine they also add a lot of overtones since they are free to vibrate sympathetically and must contribute to the overall sound of the piano.
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#544832 - 06/04/02 11:25 PM Re: Treble
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You just got the two correct answers to your question.
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