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Corinthian Bells wind chimes

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Anyone know anything about wind chimes? I am between a 53" and 55" Corinthian wind chime. Also open to other wind chimes... Any suggestions? I live in Miami and these are going in my back yard. Miami is not the most windy city but i guess its ok? Thank you!

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Sorry but no, have a couple but the only thing I know is the better ones are tuned. You can hear a difference but I wouldn't know a good brand from a bad one except for price and that's not a good way to really tell.

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Usually they are tuned to different cords/scales... diatonic, major, minor, whole, pentatonic, diminished... there are many many to choose from, even micro tonal.

Hey, just like music choices.

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I searched for those and man the bigger ones sound exquisite, some of the small ones too. The way those better ones are tuned for specific keys or composers, you can tell the quality without glancing at the price!

Not Corinthian brand but would be nice with the seabreeze if you've got the hacienda to accommodate it.

https://whimsicalwinds.com/Item/Woodstock_Percussion_Windsinger_Chimes_Of_King_David_Silver_88_Inch

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I wonder if there are any that will play "Louie, Louie".

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12 hours ago, thebes said:

I wonder if there are any that will play "Louie, Louie".

 

No, but they work great as earthquake detectors.

JJK

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On 1/1/2019 at 9:35 AM, alexg5775 said:

Anyone know anything about wind chimes? I am between a 53" and 55" Corinthian wind chime. Also open to other wind chimes... Any suggestions? I live in Miami and these are going in my back yard. Miami is not the most windy city but i guess its ok? Thank you!

Have you ever had large wind chimes?  We have some that are between 3 and 4 ft long with tubes about 2 1/2 to 3" across (I'm guessing at the dimensions but they're big).  We normally leave the clapper off because they're so loud.  They have a great deep mellow tone but can be overbearing with the slightest breeze.  Be careful where you locate them.

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I bought the wife a set of chimes. 3 - 3.5ft long, 3/4in dia tubes.

 

   we been discussing where to put them.   They have a nice church bell tone, but....They may stay indoors and chime only when we choose. lol  These are loud enough to make nuisance... Or put some lead on the clapper flapper.

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I went with the 55”. Beautiful melow sound. I’m very happy with them. Highly recommended. 

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Got a set, 36 inches tuned to ‘c’. Put them out front and weighted the clapper to tame typically erratic winds. Very pleased, very calming - zen like.

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We have three different sets. The largest tubes are about 40 inches long. One set uses copper pipes and has a very different sound from the aluminum ones.They were demounted before the hurricane and will go back up after everything is put to rights

 

Dtel,

If you want to hear and see some very good chimes first hand, drive over to NoLa and visit American Aquatic, Elysian Fields at Royal. They always have several great chimes on hand, not to mention fountains, garden decor and plants. Tell'em Scott sent you.

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