Re: Re: Dark v. bright

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Posted by Paul R. Ogushwitz on December 11, 1998 at 06:12:15:

In Reply to: Re: Dark v. bright posted by Sean Chisham on December 10, 1998 at 15:45:22:

Sean contends that, "Darker sounds tend to have stronger lower overtones while brighter
sounds tend to have stronger middele [sic] to upper overtones."

Meanwhile, in a posting called "Re: Re: Tone Ring??" on 11/27/98, Jay Bertolet appears to say just the opposite:
"As to what effect you will notice, that is a much more complex question.
If you think of tone as being one of two types, big and round or compact
and cutting, then the ring should have the effect of making your sound
more cutting. Me personally, I think of the polar opposites of sounds:
Big and Dark = Arnold Jacobs or Compact and Cutting = Warren Deck. As
you can imagine, there is no right or wrong, they both have(had) great
sounds. If I understand the acoustical physics right, the tone ring
should put more fundamental pitch into the overtone spectrum of your
sound. This gives the sound a more penetrating characterisctic [sic], rather
than the more enveloping quality of a bigger and darker sound like Mr.
Jacobs had."

While Jay never uses the word "bright" in that paragraph, he is contending that the sound with more fundamentals is "more penetrating" and less dark.


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