Spoke plucking

Plucking spokes is done for the following reasons:

Using a wooden truing stand naturally amplifies the sound when you pluck a spoke (think acoustic guitars and piano soundboards) and that's just one of the benefits of a wooden truing stand. I personally use a wooden stand and there are detailed plans in the book if you want to make one yourself.

Here's a video of a wooden truing stand in use by a reader of the wheelbuilding book.

Spoke plucking

Easton Wheels

This is the wheelbuilding facility at Easton Wheels. The building and spoke plucking starts at 5:15

Points to note in the video: