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by yc360
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Frontalini 397
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Frontalini 397

I bought an old Imperial PA looks just like this one from an charity auction. The thing came with all the reeds loose in the bellows and everything fall apart except the metal pieces. So I spent last summer putting them together and did my best to make it playable. In the end I almost made it. The w...
by yc360
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?
Replies: 21
Views: 811

Re: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?

Genius! Never thought of it from the commerce POV. PA does look more familiar and user friendly to beginner. Great point!
by yc360
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?
Replies: 21
Views: 811

Re: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?

:ch :ch :ch :ch {} So interesting learn! Thanks folks! {} :ch :ch :ch :ch :ch
by yc360
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Goodbye... And Hello to a morino VC
Replies: 36
Views: 1742

Re: Goodbye... And Hello to a morino VC

So it seems like a common knowledge that the cassotto instrument should stand up right for storage among the folks in the know. Just wondering why the accordion case makers (hard or soft) never caught up with this idea over such a long history? They all have the four legs at the bottom of the bass s...
by yc360
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Goodbye... And Hello to a morino VC
Replies: 36
Views: 1742

Re: Goodbye... And Hello to a morino VC

Mr. De Bra, did you mean let the accordion stand up on the side like in play rather than sitting on the four little legs on the bottom of the bass side? Some said before that the four legs on the bass side are there for the sole purpose of letting the instrument stand on them. Is this wrong? Please ...
by yc360
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?
Replies: 21
Views: 811

Re: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?

:lol: :lol: Guess that's what makes the accordion so interesting and still alive and hopefully well(?) still in Europa? In China it's all about competition and winning trophies, music should come later perhaps, at least not yet. The serious players there are CBAs now because they see the much greate...
by yc360
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?
Replies: 21
Views: 811

World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?

I was puzzled when the Bulgaria guy told me he can't find a CBA player there to demo the accordion he's selling. I thought Bulgaria is part of the Russian/Balkan CBA/Bayan country? Then I saw the Excelsior Quintet from the Baltic and they are all PAs. US is pretty much PA all the way all around. It ...
by yc360
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

I totally love the Excelsior singing voice! It's quite a bit nuanced to my ears than the modern Jazz tuned straight sound, that's just me of course. I have a very old Morino M PA that is quite flat. But even that sounds more colorful than the nearly new Borsini K10 CBA. The Borsini got a very powerf...
by yc360
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

At least for what I see, the Morino XI N is a lot bigger, heavier and thicker than the Excelsior 922. From the paper specs I found on the web, they are only maybe a couple inches difference in each dimension. But when playing it, the difference is quite significant for me. The reeds do sound similar...
by yc360
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

Just got the Excelsior today in perfect condition. It does sound like the Morino when the Morino in perfect condition I guess. The Excelsior is much more manageable in size and shape. But the Morino sounds quite a bit louder and stronger. Excelsior 922 with the 5/5 arrangement is not that much loude...
by yc360
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: more expensive = better sound?
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: more expensive = better sound?

To me music is like love affair. There's the ones you love, then there's the ones who love you. If lucky, there's mutual love as well. All in a life time :ch {}
by yc360
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: The Russian's just can't help it. lol!
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: The Russian's just can't help it. lol!

Music nowadays is just another form of entertainment for most, in Russia there is still enough stubborn folks treat it as an art form with extreme seriousness. I am just glad it is on the tube for me to find it. :ch
by yc360
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: The Russian's just can't help it. lol!
Replies: 9
Views: 609

The Russian's just can't help it. lol!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3b8cFJ8tRA
Look at these all poker faced performers with their imposing nuclear weapons play of all things - a Beatles song! And the sound they make together is simply unbelievably divine! :b :ch :lol: :lol: :lol: They are truly a league of their own {}
by yc360
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

The same guy in the demo clip fumbling on the CBA was flying on a Weitmeister Supita PA he also demoed. Unbelievable :) The same seller also has a pretty decent looking Morino XI N side by side for sale to the Excelsior 922 just by coincidence I guess :D Thanks again for your insight as always! :ch
by yc360
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: 1st Accordion: La Tosca Venezia
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: 1st Accordion: La Tosca Venezia

30 pounds sounds like a steal. Had a La Tosca 120 Bass PA before. I fixed it as much as I can. It was OK made. Just didn't like the light bass sound much. And I prefer CBA. Got it from charity auction at a much higher price than yours. Now I donated back. Saw some rather expensive La Tosca on the we...
by yc360
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

Growing up with all the very low quality recording of the low quality accordions, I always preferred the live sound over the recording. Now it seems with the modern electronic and wizardry, recording can do the plastic surgery magic on the instrument. But I only play for fun mostly for my ears. So I...
by yc360
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

Thank you so much for the detailed insight! So the difference in sound quality I heard is more of recording than the instrument itself? This reminds that my grand piano sounds a lot better when I stand by the side listening to other people play it than sitting on the bench my self. Fact of life...
by yc360
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

A somewhat related question that has always bugged me: why is the bass can sound so clean and well defined as in these following video clips (and so many more found in the Tube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzx59SnLAqU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th_28KDLyAE https://youtu.be/Cl6NAdA3www http...
by yc360
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922
Replies: 59
Views: 2173

Re: Please help identify the year/value of this Excelsior 922

Less button travel, there you said it! From the video the 922 looks just like the Morino XI N, very shallow press, making quick repeat difficult for me. My skill level has much to improve for sure. But the borsini is day and night in comparison. But the video shows this 922 is in a much better condi...
by yc360
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: hohner accordions sound
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: hohner accordions sound

Never stops amaze me what people can do with these little metal reeds inside the two big wood boxes!