Wind chimes

I know this isn't actually a gardening question,but I expect a few folk have them swinging in the breeze.........
I bought  Woodstock Windchimes last week,not a cheap item,so was quite disappointed to find that they only tinkle in a force 9!
Does anyone know if they can be adjusted?  ie make the thread longer?
The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,783
    You need a larger dangle, to catch the wind.  Something the right weight so it swings well, but also causes the upper part to strike the chimes with force.  
    Utah, USA.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,942
    Wind chimes!  I bought some little metal ones and some bamboo ones for the garden and they drove me mad.   Constant noise.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Posts: 1,556
    I wish.....😁😁😁
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Posts: 1,556
    Whoops,almost forgot to thank you Blue Onion! I wondered if that might be the case,which is a shame as the Woodstock stamp is on that part! Maybe I can stick it on to something larger and lighter in weight?  Made in America by the way!
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,783
    Thanks.  Maybe add some chunky glass beads above the dangle to give it some weight?  
    Utah, USA.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,963
    Obelixx said:
    Wind chimes!  I bought some little metal ones and some bamboo ones for the garden and they drove me mad.   Constant noise.
    I'm with you on that one Obs. Noise pollution.
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,390
    Cut the strings off!!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Posts: 1,556
    Thanks for that suggestion Blue Onion......seems I'm the only one that likes them 😁😁
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,271
    Owners of wind chimes should be garotted with the dang things.

    (in my opinion)
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,920
    I had wind chimes once...OH got up in night and removed them!! I can sometimes hear next door’s...maybe I should warn them! 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
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