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Jan. 12, 2016; Snaky threads of lead added to the pot reduce the amount of tin in the mixture to 90 percent, the proportion that organ maker Bruce Shull says the Fritts shop is using in most of the Murdy pipes. Though not the most beautifully resonant of metals, the tin-lead amalgam called “organ metal” provides the best sounding board for the column of air teased into play when a stop is pulled and a key pressed. Tin further lends the pipes an especially attractive...
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