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Resonator-Resonator Banjo – an Adventure in Amateur Lutherie and a Lesson in Musical Acoustics

Politzer, David (2017) Resonator-Resonator Banjo – an Adventure in Amateur Lutherie and a Lesson in Musical Acoustics. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171103-103309693

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Abstract

An internal resonator is fitted to the inside of a resonator banjo. From the perspective of simple acoustics theory, there is nothing new here beyond previous separate analyses of resonator backs and internal resonators. Their linear effects simply add (or multiply) as sound filters or transfer functions. However, the effect of the internal resonator on the resonator-back sound, while audible, is subtle and certainly a matter of taste. (Recorded sound samples are included.)


Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/resonator-resonator/resonator-resonator.pdfAuthorDiscussion Paper
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/resonator-resonator/stock-stock.mp3Authorthe original banjo
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/resonator-resonator/res-stock.mp3Authorwith the internal resonator installed
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/resonator-resonator/res-SSS.mp3Authorthe latter with a much lighter bridge
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Politzer, David0000-0002-4983-6621
Contact Email Address:politzer@theory.caltech.edu
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Deposited By: H. Politzer
Deposited On:03 Nov 2017 17:54
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