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by Glug
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Buying first accordion... to ebay or not to ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Buying first accordion... to ebay or not to ebay

It definitely is possible to buy a decent accordion cheap on ebay. But I would say if you want to avoid most risks you have to be able to go and try it out and be prepared to not buy it. Got a Hohner Lucia IV P for £220 that way, I just about knew enough to give it a basic test. It only had minor is...
by Glug
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Update (the last) Had to check out the bass really, otherwise it would just nag at me. Final results (all with master/master registers): 25 secs - as bought 33 secs - treble gasket and 3 other leaks fixed, treble pallets checked 37 secs - register mechanism sealed 50 secs - new treble pallet facings...
by Glug
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Hiya,
It's the second link, I think the first one is the 1973 model.

We established the date in viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6848&p=61474&hilit=lucia#p61474 :)

Are you still trying to date the design changes ?
And which changes ?

Gareth
by Glug
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Cheers, I quite like making things work at their best. And I haven't managed to break anything yet. If I was doing those levers again I would try the silicone gasket compound (arrived after I did them). It sticks really well to metal, and quite well to neoprene, and sets in about 10 mins. Another be...
by Glug
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Update I carried on finding leaks using masking tape to find which level the leak was in. The drop test value depended on register settings so I then decided to change the treble pallet facings to check, and I've just run the first tests: 25 secs - as bought 33 secs - treble gasket and 3 other leaks...
by Glug
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Old Hohner Price List (60s?)
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Old Hohner Price List (60s?)

Hiya, no replies yet, and I don't do much this time of day, so here's the info I've found on these forums: Hohner Models 1955 with weights: Hohner models 1955 with weights.jpg Hohner brochure from April 1973 (from JerryPH) http://syner-g.no-ip.biz/mymusic/files/Hohner%20brochure%20-%20Blue.pdf Thats...
by Glug
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Might look good around Halloween .....

I did think dyes, dry ice, etc but nothing I saw was very reed friendly. And it might need a lot of cleaning after.
by Glug
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Yep, not convinced it would work either, but if I had a thermal camera lying around I would give it a try. I've got a spare Canon 20D, but that's the wrong band of IR.

I think one day it would be possible, technology gets better and cheaper every day.
by Glug
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Thanks for the ideas. I'm fairly sure the pallet facings are ok, unless they're not Hohner ones. They're the right thickness (4mm) and I checked the alignment and brushed the leather face. I'm going to recheck the pillows in a few days when it's settled properly. But it seems to me that Paul is sayi...
by Glug
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Hmmm, maybe I should buy a new spring and try that to see what the difference is and if there is much difference change the rest. Didn't know adjusting the existing springs was possible, I'll look it up. What I've had the most success with so far is masking tape: Step 1: masking tape under bass and ...
by Glug
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Thanks for that,
I didn't realise Hohner were know for not being airtight :)

I did wonder if the springs had got a bit tired, but it sounds like they're ok and it's just expected to leak a bit. I'm not going to change the keyboard action from what Hohner think it should be.
by Glug
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Hi everybody, I'm in the process of checking the mechanics of my 'new' 1959 Hohner Lucia IV P, and I'm currently checking it for external air leaks using methods from Accordion Revival and here. The problem I've got is I don't have much idea of how air tight it should be. I'm using the Accordion Rev...
by Glug
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner Atlanta/Atlantic v Hohner Pirolla ( LMM )
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Hohner Atlanta/Atlantic v Hohner Pirolla ( LMM )

They're both in the Hohner "Atlantic Construction" line, along with the Lucia III and IV.
Here's a page from the April 1973 Hohner catalogue (from JerryPH):
atlantic.1.jpg
Production started in 1953 as far as I can tell.
by Glug
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Where/How To Learn Reed Tuning ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1542

Re: Where/How To Learn Reed Tuning ??

There's also a windows program called Instrument Tuner (www.instrument-tuner.com) which I've used to get an idea of the musette tuning. It has a frequency display marked in cents, so play a steady note and see how far apart the two peaks are, obviously it's not the best way of doing it but it does w...
by Glug
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Removing old wax
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Removing old wax

Well, turns out you were all right :) I removed the old wax around the plate with a screwdriver leaving a gap of 3mm to the old wax. I didn't use naptha because of adjacent old wax, used turps on the plate itself. Then I tried heating some wax (from Charlie) and using a brush - complete failure. I h...
by Glug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Removing old wax
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Removing old wax

Hiya folks. Just discovered my Lucia IV P has a loose reed plate, so it's time to learn how to do waxing :) I'm going to try the Charlie Marshal brush method since it's only 1 plate (so far - need to check). The Lucia has 'pins' holding the plates and it's then waxed, not sure that makes any differe...
by Glug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner Lucia IV P date
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Hohner Lucia IV P date

Thanks for doing the site and the scans then :) I'm not trying to take any credit, I was finding it hard to find period Hohner information. In fact that's the only old Hohner brochure I've seen, apart from an advert for a 1957 one on ebay. Hohner did do a book "History Unfolds: 100 years of Hohner i...
by Glug
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner Lucia IV P date
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Hohner Lucia IV P date

And another thing .... I found a couple of old Hohner brochures while doing research, I just managed to relocate them. From http://syner-g.no-ip.biz/mymusic/special-pdf-files/ April 1973 full brochure in german - http://syner-g.no-ip.biz/mymusic/files/Hohner%20Musikinstrumrnte%20brochure%20-%20green...
by Glug
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner Lucia IV P date
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Hohner Lucia IV P date

Hiya, It's remarkably similar to that one - mainly because it is that one :) Apparently I've only had it 1 month, sheesh, feels a lot longer. And the stick on paper did come off, it now has the original amber register switches in the corrrect order. Also replaced a couple of dodgy screws and two val...
by Glug
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Collective Nouns.
Replies: 45
Views: 2098

Re: Collective Nouns.

A 'squeeze' of accordions ?

Some conversations might be open to misinterpretation though.