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by WaldoW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Maugein shake up
Replies: 34
Views: 1215

Re: Maugein shake up

I love my 'Tuna. It's a Studio II CBA, 60 bass, weighs 12.5 lbs, is quick to pick up and mess with for 10 minutes while waiting for the wife and it looks killer (orange/black sunburst). Oh, I also love the sound. Only drawback is the small bellows volume, but I've learned to play it like a diatonic ...
by WaldoW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Utah!
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Greetings from Utah!

Don,
Welcome aboard. I'm just over the hill in the 4-Corners area. Forget about the "bad habits" thing, unless you plan to join a symphony or something similar. There's not enough time left to get it all right. If it sounds good to you, you got it right.

Press on....
Waldo
by WaldoW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone perception
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Tone perception

I'm not necessarily looking for, or desirous of LOUD. That is one of my reasons for building a solid grille. Cover the acustics and reduce the volume at the same time. I've seen some vids of guys bending notes(on PA only, I'm CBA) but they are always downscale, while I mostly want upscale. The Blues...
by WaldoW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Removing old wax
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Removing old wax

Mr Mark
Ronsonal has a "perfume" added to cover the naptha smell and give it a distinctive (read Trademark) odor. Fingernail polish removers have a similar perfume added. It's probably the "perfume" hanging around. Pure naptha will wick off cleanly and fairly quickly, to boot.

Waldo
by WaldoW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone perception
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Tone perception

Jerry, Live. I'm mostly looking for a way to bend notes. A wah-wah is basicly a tone shifter, so I figure with a proper technique, bending could be accomplished. This would be applied on the treble side only. I plan on fabbing up a solid grille with vents top and bottom to mute the acoustics, mount ...
by WaldoW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass Side Bummer
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Bass Side Bummer

Sebastian, Yes, but you have it backwards. Pigini made the accordion for an accordion shop who used his brand name, "Artista". It's an excellent box. I'll be pulling the reed blocks and checking for debris or slightly twisted pallets. Paul, Thanks again for your insight. It takes quite a squeeze to ...
by WaldoW
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone perception
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Tone perception

Hum...
Waldo
by WaldoW
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Removing old wax
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Removing old wax

BP4000, I scored an artist's wood burning tool (Excalibre marque) at a yard sale for $5.00 US. It came with an attached box with adjustable heat controls for two irons. There are also two coil rests for the hot irons. They are adjustable independently. I have a broad flat tip on one and a narrow 10m...
by WaldoW
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New Member--Questions About My New Accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: New Member--Questions About My New Accordion

That's a really good detail to know about. Thanks, Paul.

Waldo
by WaldoW
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Removing old wax
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Removing old wax

Glug, I don't recommend the brush application method. I tried it out, and while it does "glue" the reed plate to the block, there is very little wax "radius" between the block and the plate edge. The method Paul described above, is what I ended up using, with more factory like results. The brush met...
by WaldoW
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New Member--Questions About My New Accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: New Member--Questions About My New Accordion

John, The 960 was a top of the line professional accordion. I have a 921 that is similar in appearance, but ha only 4 banks on the treble side (2 x 2). You're reeds are doubtless of the hand made variety. Pigini bought out Excelsior (in the late 80's, I think), and when the records of both were comb...
by WaldoW
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Scandalli questions
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Scandalli questions

Nothing special. 2 Voice treble and 120 bass. $200-250 US on Ebay, if it works OK..
by WaldoW
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone perception
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Tone perception

I was going to start another thread on this, but instead I think I'll inject it here. I plan to use some effects pedals in the future. Wah-Wah for one. I'm wondering about the "interference" between the acoustic sound emission and the "modified" (wah-wahed) sound emission. An electric guitar is almo...
by WaldoW
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Color
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Accordion Color

Howdy, I have an all black Artista (Pigini clone) 120, a Black, 1980's vintage, Rhinestone (466) bling Excelsior 120, a 2016 Beltuna 72 Black/Orange "Sunburst" (Paint, & my fav.) and a 1960's red celluloid Paolo Soprani Herzog Special, 96. I bought the Soprani as a clunker to take with me to Mexico,...
by WaldoW
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass Side Bummer
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Bass Side Bummer

I have been playing my 120 Bass Artista for about a year now (off & on, I prefer my 72 mostly). The other day the door bell rang whilst I was playing it, so I compressed the bellows (with vent opened) quite rapidly in order to "strip out" of my harness. In so doing, a number of bass side reeds sound...
by WaldoW
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: jazz standards

I like Ake's bellows technique; "Economy of Motion."
by WaldoW
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Where can I get a back pad/ bellows protector?
Replies: 23
Views: 942

Re: Where can I get a back pad/ bellows protector?

Have you considered making your own pad? I make all my own and it's easy and you end up with a perfect fit and the desired dimensions. Plus, it's a fun project. The foam stiffener is the most important consideration. Too stiff and it tends to catch the bellows end (left) of the pad in the bellows fo...
by WaldoW
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone perception
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Tone perception

Cm, My Excelsior is DC. I haven't played it much yet as it was damaged in transit and I don't want to fix it until the claim is settled. This box is dryer that my others, so I need to factor that in as well. My Artista lacks the cassotto, but of course, is weighs less and the button action is lighte...
by WaldoW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: 4 bass rows sunk after transit
Replies: 23
Views: 754

Re: 4 bass rows sunk after transit

Hey Paul, I'm glad this subject came up so's I didn't have to raise it again. Having to acquire my boxes off ebay and such, shipping is a major hazard in my life. My recently received Excelsior arrived in a crushed box, with a dented grille and grille support. I'm currently in limbo with FedEx on th...
by WaldoW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Double Basson .
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: Double Basson .

I ran across a video of a band with accordion player, and when they finished and took their bows, the accordion guy just stood up, pulled his box from his chest and took the bow. It looked as if he was wearing a harness similar to the picture, and yes, it attached to the backside of the accordion wi...