I would like a simple explanation of how a "Haskell Resonator" works. You may assume that I understand the Wikipedia paragraphs on open and closed resonator cylinders.

  • Exactly how does placement of these cylinders-within-cylinders change the resonant frequencies?
  • Is a general rule known? [Using n nested cylinders, some closed or open]
  • Should a Haskelled resonator of fundamental frequency x and outer diameter D be more or less sensitive than a non-Haskelled resonator of fundamental frequency x and outer diameter D? [My naive guess is "more" because there would be less mass in the Haskelled version, provided it was a smaller tube in a larger one.]
  • I saw this type of thing used on a marimba (video), and it made me curious as to how and why this works.

    • $\begingroup$ When you ask about a more sensitive resonator, do you mean a higher quality factor? $\endgroup$ – D. Betchkal Apr 15 at 18:51

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