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Origin of the name "G-O bar"

  • 1.  Origin of the name "G-O bar"

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-09-2021 11:35
    Hello.  I've always been interested in the origins of words and I'm wondering if anyone knows what the name "G-O bar" comes from.  I've heard once that is comes from what is said when the project is ready to clamp, like "It's a go".  But I'm wondering if it's that or it it's an acronym for two words because it's so often hyphenated.

    Thanks.
    Robert

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    Robert Callaghan
    Reno NV
    775-287-2140
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  • 2.  RE: Origin of the name "G-O bar"

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-09-2021 12:46
    The origin is apparently a French word, goberge. Here's a paper about the history of its use, which is where I found that tidbit.
    Regards,
    Fred Sturm
    fssturm@comcast.net
    http://fredsturm.net
    www.artoftuning.com
    "Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom." Leonardo









  • 3.  RE: Origin of the name "G-O bar"

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-10-2021 07:03

    Hello Robert and all,

    one of the things that we'll cover tomorrow evening (Thursday) in Simple Solutions Live is a portable go-bar deck for clamping bridge caps, soundboards, ribs, etc. in places where you can't use another clamp or where you don't want to, or can't , insert a screw. It's a relatively simple and low-cost system to have in your stable of ideas. 


    See Bill Davis' email to sign up. There's no cost, it's a member benefit, and I'm not selling tools, parts, or subscriptions.

    Hope to see everyone there!

    Allan



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    Allan Gilreath, RPT
    Registered Piano Technician & President
    Allan Gilreath & Associates, Inc
    Calhoun, GA
    706-602-7667
    allan@allangilreath.com - www.allangilreath.com
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