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Williams Chimes - rebuild or "upgrade"?


By FatPanda

10 months ago



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#20 10 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

In which, as you can see, the Gottlieb unit emulates, making for nicer tonal qualities.

Your photo is an optical illusion. The mount points for Gottlieb chime units are the same spacing for all three bars. Not sure what other design aspect makes them more tonally desirable but it isn't a spread spacing.

Added 10 months ago:

My previous statement was wrong. Gottlieb chimes have gradually increasing dimension between posts from the 10s to 100s to 1000s.

Fatpanda was correct.

#29 10 months ago

I will say that when the rebound rubber wears out on a Gottlieb chime and you hear the constant metal to metal contact, it sounds worse than any Williams chime unit.

#34 9 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I suppose that could be true. I don't have a Gottlieb box in front of me so I can't confirm. Either way, the Williams units are still inferior to the Gottlieb ones. I think we can all agree on that.

I am here to correct my mis statement. The Gottlieb chimes have different spacing for each tone. I swore I had reassembled one backwards.

So that explains why the Gottlieb chimes sound so good.

Sorry for the mistake.

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