The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by TomBR
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: Never a bad accordion

Geoff specified.... 440hz pitch. Strong, warm sound. 5 row C system CBA. Lighter weight than current stable but not too small. Basson in Cassoto LMM or LMMH 96Bass French 3/3 (no convertor) 4 or 5 reed Bass 3 or 4 registres on the Basses. Nice colour Yes, absolutely. That spec would do me very nicel...
by TomBR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Praise for the trade
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Praise for the trade

I'd very happily second the recommendation of Charlie, great stock, fair prices, very helpful and quick. Always a pleasure to deal with!
Tom
by TomBR
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: irish trad on piano box
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: irish trad on piano box

Yes, I agree Jeff though I tend to think Karen Tweed's style of playing Irish music is so distinctive it's almost Karen Tweed first and Irish second! Fine playing by all concerned though, inc Mick Foster.
by TomBR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Playing In A Band
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Playing In A Band

I should think you do! Sounds great and well done you. I think you're a pretty experienced musician in general? I hesitate to make any suggestions but in that situation would say to myself, keep it simple, in rhythm and enjoy just going for it. Audiences don't know much about technicalities but they...
by TomBR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Rationale Behind 80-bass accordion?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Rationale Behind 80-bass accordion?

An 80 bass accordion *can* offer the 3/5/7 chord on the dom7 button to offer the possibility for Cdim to be created by just playing F7 (as 3/5/7 are two minor thirds combined this is then possible). Alas there are 80 bass accordions with either 1/3/7 or even 1/3/5/7 on the 7 and they then cannot pl...
by TomBR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never A Bad Colour.
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Never A Bad Colour.

Given the choice, I think I'd always prefer black and there are some colours that would require the horse to be particularly good before it stopped being a bad colour. I'm not too keen on some of Weltmeister's purples etc. If it's not black, why not go for something really flashy, like Hohner's Anac...
by TomBR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Portuguese CBA in better days
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Portuguese CBA in better days

Thanks Maugein, enjoyable and technically interesting. There's lots of good stuff under the acordeonistas portugueses heading on Youtube.
Four rows, 3+3 bass - that'll do very nicely thank you! :D
Tom
by TomBR
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Black Diamond Accordions.
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Black Diamond Accordions.

I had a good play on a BD 72 bass not long before I changed to CBA, it played very nicely, I was impressed and would have been very happy at the price. All being well, Black Diamond are coming to the CBA rally on 7th October (see banner above) so that's the place to try out their CBAs. As organiser ...
by TomBR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2451

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Hello everyone. I've just emailed Tom to confirm my attendance at this event (secbar96@outlook.com). I'm sure he would appreciate everyone letting him know as soon as possible! I'm a "B" system player .. am I going to be Johnny no mates amonst all you "C" types? At least, we can argue about which s...
by TomBR
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Which instrument to choose to play Classical Music
Replies: 27
Views: 829

Re: Which instrument to choose to play Classical Music

Thanks for the detailed and interesting reply Paul.

So "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." - but bear in mind it may not actually be a member of the Anatidae family. Some people may hear the subtle difference in the quack!