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Old 12-20-2020, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Carruth View Post
It's not so much that the patterns are hard to 'interpret' with asymmetric bracing; it's just harder to get symmetric patterns. I started thinking about the double-X pattern I now use during a post-tuning evaluation session with a student. I'd found the more symmetric patterns seemed to work better in producing the sound I was after, and he questioned why we were trying to put a square peg in a round hole, as it were. Since he was also one of my acoustics gurus the opinion carried a lot of weight. As it turns out the 'Martinesque' asymmetric pattern does give a more 'traditional' sound, so it's an option to keep open.
Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post
Thanks Alan...
Yes, thanks for your input, and the wise reminder that the aim is the sound. The Chladni patterns -- and bracing patterns -- are valuable means, but not the end in themselves.

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