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Haven't played or heard such a piano live, but I can make some “educated guesses”. The most clear-cut difference is that longer strings have less inharmonicity. Thus they will sound clearer / cleaner, and reduce the need for stretch in the or even make it unnecessary entirely. The only flip side of this is that it will sound in a way “too perfect”, perhaps ...


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I'd suggest a simple experiment. Listen to an action movie teaser (like this) in a well built and designed movie theater, then with your home computer, your laptop speakers, your tablet and your smartphone. The sounds are "the same". But the result is quite different. While it's true that "size doesn't [always] matter", it normally does ...


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According to German Wikipedia (no other language seems to have the article), for this Liebesfuß (translates to something like bell of of love, some of the instruments also have names ending in d'amore as oboe d'amore - which answers your question how oboe with that bell would sound -) the onion shape is not important. Aside: It is also present in some basset ...


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