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 European rules
Author: jez 
Date:   2003-04-01 11:11

Here in the UK we get sick of things being foisted upon us by E.U. regulations. First they tell us we can't have feet, miles, pounds, gallons etc. and now this:


Is nothing sacred?

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 Re: European rules
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2003-04-01 11:25

Well, it is April 1st ...

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 Re: European rules
Author: msloss 
Date:   2003-04-01 13:40

Here in the good ole' USofA we take a more democratric approach. The oboe offers his opinion of the pitch, and then each of us is free to choose a pitch that is most suited to our taste and lifestyle.

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 Re: European rules
Author: ebasta 
Date:   2003-04-01 13:56

at least there won't be any executions afterwards.

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 Re: European rules
Author: graham 
Date:   2003-04-01 14:01

They seem not to have consulted the new joiners. What is the pitch position for Poland, Czech republic, Slovenia, Hungary et al.? And how much EU grant budget has been set aside to retune pianos and organs? I think we ought to be told.....

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 Re: European rules
Author: rbell96 
Date:   2003-04-01 17:36


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 Re: European rules
Author: Liquorice 
Date:   2003-04-01 18:30


I can't wait to see the follow up on April the 2nd!

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 Re: European rules
Author: beejay 
Date:   2003-04-01 19:29

There is such an international agreement dating from 1939, I believe, to set an international pitch of A=440. Hey, and don't knock the EU. Some of us, Brits included, are proud to be Europeans.

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 Re: European rules
Author: Don Poulsen 
Date:   2003-04-01 19:45

Retuning pianos in the United States of Europe will be the easiest task. You just have to tighten some wires. But pipe organs, chimes, marimbas, xylophones and the like will take a little more work. It will take someone pretty good with a hack saw to get them cut off to the proper length. Thank goodness they're raising the pitch standard instead of lowering it.

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 Re: European rules
Author: joevacc 
Date:   2003-04-01 20:26

I can calibrate my tuner to A=441 and A=442 but A=441.5 it won't do! The other annoying thing is that after the tuner is turned off, it defaults to A440! I can't believe this is happening. ;~)

Post Edited (2003-04-02 03:18)

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 Re: European rules
Author: VermontJM 
Date:   2003-04-01 20:47

I went to the website and started looking for a way to write and tell these people just what I think of them.

I forgot it was April Fools.


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 Re: European rules
Author: diz 
Date:   2003-04-01 21:22

Jez - some of the irony in your posting was sadly overlooked.

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 Re: European rules
Author: Alphie 
Date:   2003-04-01 21:59

The most funny thing is that as I was reading it, I wasn't surprised!!??[huh]

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