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by StargazerTony
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.

This is really great, Paul, I am impressed with the sheer quality, and quantity, of the works you present on your website.
by StargazerTony
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: Wanted Saltarelle Chaville or similar.
Replies: 29
Views: 370

Re: Wanted Saltarelle Chaville or similar.

You bought it from a US dealer, had it shipped to Scotland and still saved $500? My God, what are those dealers doing over there? I considered a Roland at one point but came to the conclusion that there is nothing like the sound of a real acoustic accordion and will stick to those. I view them as el...
by StargazerTony
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: Wanted Saltarelle Chaville or similar.
Replies: 29
Views: 370

Re: Wanted Saltarelle Chaville or similar.

I bought one of these a few years ago. The photo does it no justice whatsoever, as it's considerably worse than that, with thousands of hideous little spangles, with sound to match. Perhaps I shouldn't be too critical of people with natural artistic abilities. They said it would suit a beginner, bu...
by StargazerTony
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Tiersen’s La Noyee: please give advice
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Tiersen’s La Noyee: please give advice

Yes, I agree whole heartily that practicing painfully slow is the way to start out with new tunes, then gradually gain speed until you mess up again. When you do mess up, you know you are going to fast for your current level of competence with that particular piece, then slow down again. Playing slo...
by StargazerTony
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: O Sole Mio
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: O Sole Mio

Very nice, I've always enjoyed that tune including the Elvis version. I just realized that we could be twins. The cartoon I have as my profile picture is an accurate representation of how (we) look, although, you play much better than I..
by StargazerTony
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: New Member

Hello Jessica and welcome to the forum. Please tell us something about the accordion you have. You will find that this forum has many wonderful resources for you to use and learn by.
by StargazerTony
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: How to get the bass buttons of a Roland FR-1x to sound multiple octaves at the same time?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: How to get the bass buttons of a Roland FR-1x to sound multiple octaves at the same time?

Hi Sorry, but don't know the answer to your question about your FR-1x but about those Weltmeisters. I assume you're referring to the Pearl or Rubin or perhaps the Juwel, Kristall or Achat. I've listened to a bunch of them both on YouTube and live, and have not heard the loud bellows you mentioned. D...
by StargazerTony
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New Member with Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: New Member with Questions

I am not surprised that information about this, or really any, accordion is difficult to obtain. Even for the most popular ones. Before then 1960's there were hundreds, maybe thousands of little shops making them and most of them are gone leaving no trace or what they produced. Also, accordion schoo...
by StargazerTony
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1659

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Well, maugein96, you make some very good points. The distances here are vast and a 700 mile, two day round trip to look at accordions is not something I'd do with any regularity. My accordion teacher told me that there has been a steady increase of students he teaches and a general overall increase ...
by StargazerTony
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1659

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

In the US it's worse. All of the, very few, music stores close to me have only drums, guitars, keyboards, electronics and some ancillary equipment like stands and such for those drums, guitars, keyboards, and electronics. The closest music store to me, that I can walk into that has any accordions is...
by StargazerTony
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: Shoulder straps? Who needs ’em?
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Shoulder straps? Who needs ’em?

That looks very awkward and more like the accordion is controlling the player. However, to each his own.,
by StargazerTony
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Are You Lonesone Tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: When The Saints Go marching In

Itresting. When the Saints Go Marching in and are Lonesome Tonight too. I think you've crossed your tune links, but I applaud your effort.
by StargazerTony
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do new accordions improve with playing?
Replies: 57
Views: 2171

Re: Do new accordions improve with playing?

HI Steve, Yes, that would be interesting to know and follow. Which model of Scandalli do you get?
by StargazerTony
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I probably bought a bad accordion.. is it worth fixing?
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: I probably bought a bad accordion.. is it worth fixing?

Glad you are happy with your purchase. I do suggest that you get that non playing key and sticking button looked at. The button could be just a simple misalignment of the button. Not sure about the key. One point though. The registers are not mutually exclusive. That clarinet reed block will play an...
by StargazerTony
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Are New Accordion Prices Negotiable?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Are New Accordion Prices Negotiable?

I don't think that you would be wrong to offer that. You may not be able to buy it for that price but to offer it is not wrong. That price may simply be below his costs, maybe not. It's called negotiation and is a perfectly acceptable practice here in the United States. New products are not unique (...
by StargazerTony
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and an accordion New Year.
by StargazerTony
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Siwa & Figli Quattro Super Artist
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Siwa & Figli Quattro Super Artist

Hi, It was a French spec Hohner Nova MM, which I knew had been manufactured in China and sent to the US for sale there. I bought it on eBay to save a few hundred of whatever currency you like, and ended up saving maybe £400 GBP on the West European retail price by the time I had paid all the variou...
by StargazerTony
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Siwa & Figli Quattro Super Artist
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Siwa & Figli Quattro Super Artist

Eddy Yates wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:02 am
Tony,
It was maugein96 who bought the little Hohner.
Best,
Eddy
OOP's, Sorry Eddie
by StargazerTony
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Siwa & Figli Quattro Super Artist
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Siwa & Figli Quattro Super Artist

maugein96 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Eddy,


A few years ago I bought a little Hohner accordion to carry around with me to and from the family holiday home...
Hi Eddie,

I'm curious as to which model Hohner you bought?
by StargazerTony
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Question on register switches
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Question on register switches

Yeah. The technician who renovated mine before I bought it mixed the Violin and Clairnet button labels and put them on the wrong couplers