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by AccordionTop126
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Reed problem

Jim, Yes, there is an odor and that I noticed as I began playing last night. Perhaps not playing this particular accordion every day prevented the air from circulating and caused those fumes from whatever glues were used when building the bellows. It would be interesting to know if anyone else had t...
by AccordionTop126
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Reed problem

Jim,
It just hit me! This is the first time I have ever ordered a brand new bellows. I don't know what kind of adhesives were used in manufacture and these could be curing in the closed space and affecting my reeds. Perhaps I should have waited a few months before installing?
by AccordionTop126
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Reed problem

Paul, That same thought occurred to me, that perhaps there was some contact with the wax at the gaps formed when some reed plates don't completely cover the holes. In fact, this is the case for some of the troubled reeds, which are the smaller piccolo brass plates. I wonder if that, in combination w...
by AccordionTop126
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Reed problem

Jim,
It is a Castiglione from the 1950s or 1960s. The reed blocks are wood, but I am using a mixture of leather and some plastic valves. For glue I use a water-based white glue called "Aleen's Original Tacky Glue".
by AccordionTop126
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Reed problem

I am revisiting this post after letting my rewaxed accordion sit for awhile. I am still experiencing reed problems with the stickiness on some inside reeds. I forgot to answer Paul's questions. I do not know the exact temperature of my melted wax, and the reeds all sounded fine after rewaxing. The s...
by AccordionTop126
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Reed problem

I am having a strange problem with a newly rewaxed 3 reed piano accordion. I have noticed that some reeds have been going flat and even failing to sound. When I pulled the blocks, I found several inside reeds coated with a clear, sticky substance that was causing the malfunction. It appears that som...
by AccordionTop126
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Break in of new bellows
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Break in of new bellows

Thanks fir your reply maugein96. I didn't know that somw French accordions have no bellows straps. I will look for a different size. I think you are correct that the new bellows ate simply slightly larger. I imagine any break-in would rather result in a change in flexibility, not compressed size. De...
by AccordionTop126
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Break in of new bellows
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Break in of new bellows

I just completed my restoration of a three-reed Detroit Castiglione piano accordion and it is the first time I have installed replacement bellows. I ordered my new bellows to order from an ebay seller in Slovenia and they are excellent quality. I ordered them to the exact specifications as the origi...
by AccordionTop126
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Orla XM200 problem
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Orla XM200 problem

I have an Orla XM200 module that is giving me trouble. It is putting out no sound in the 1/4 inch headphone output jack, and very faint sound from the other output jacks. I replaced the 3.6v battery on the sound board, which was reading nearly dead. Before this, I was getting no sound at all. Along ...