Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?



Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby Chris Peckham » Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm

A couple of the dim7 buttons aren't straight & sticking slightly, so I thought I'd open it up and take a look - has anyone opened one of these up? What's the procedure? I've looked online & can't find anything.
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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby JIM D. » Mon May 08, 2017 8:53 pm

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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby Soulsaver » Mon May 08, 2017 10:38 pm

Hi Chris & welcome.
Not sure if I interpret your question correctly - but a screw in centre of each foot; unscrew; pull off the bass board. Bass mechanism is in a cassette but doesn't usually need to come out for the problem you describe, as Jim's link tells. Make sure you don't forget to line up the air button to its hole when you put the board back... ;)
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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby Chris Peckham » Tue May 09, 2017 2:28 pm

JIM D. wrote:http://www.accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1279&p=14688&hilit=bent+bass+button#p14458


Thanks Jim - that's interesting. My teacher suggested I just bend them back - using a tube to spread the load seems sensible.
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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby Chris Peckham » Tue May 09, 2017 2:44 pm

Soulsaver wrote:Hi Chris & welcome.
Not sure if I interpret your question correctly - but a screw in centre of each foot; unscrew; pull off the bass board. Bass mechanism is in a cassette but doesn't usually need to come out for the problem you describe, as Jim's link tells. Make sure you don't forget to line up the air button to its hole when you put the board back... ;)


I think you've understood my intent, I just didn't understand the terminology - yes, I want to remove the bass board. I have a Hohner Atlantic 120 that opens this way - it's very simple and effective. Unfortunately the new Bravo III 96 doesn't have screw-on feet - here's the 120 (I think it's the same as the 96):

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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby JIM D. » Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm

Look under the bass strap :tup:
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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby Chris Peckham » Wed May 10, 2017 1:47 pm

JIM D. wrote:Look under the bass strap :tup:


I hope I can get this back in...
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Aha - I wonder what happens when I take this screw out?
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Ta-da!
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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby debra » Wed May 10, 2017 2:32 pm

Now you see that the dim7 is actually the easiest to inspect, reach and fix!
Apart from everything being straight you should also check whether nothing is catching on the mesh that is glued to the board (when you put that board back).
And don't worry about getting the long threaded rod for the bass strap back in. Everybody struggles a bit with this. The trick is to hold the accordion in a bit of an awkward position so that the rod is pointing straight down, so gravity actually pulls it into the right hole.
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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby fjsys » Wed May 10, 2017 4:03 pm

debra wrote:And don't worry about getting the long threaded rod for the bass strap back in. Everybody struggles a bit with this. The trick is to hold the accordion in a bit of an awkward position so that the rod is pointing straight down, so gravity actually pulls it into the right hole.


And if that doesn't work I had one that used a little electrical tape on to hold the screw strait. On one of mine the screw would just flop around and even gravity wasn't helping, but a little tape to keep it in the correct position worked wonders.

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Re: Opening up new Hohner Bravo III 96?

Postby Soulsaver » Fri May 12, 2017 9:30 am

Just out of interest: If brand new, were the bass buttons out of line/sticking when you got it?
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