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by debra
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 69
Views: 3281

Re: Bugari owners

Paul, what do you think is the characteristic of Binci reeds? I have no opinion as I have yet to see the internals of an accordion with a clear mark that the reeds are made by Binci. Almost no accordion manufacturer will state publicly which brand of reeds they use, and they may change from year to...
by debra
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes

When internal mics are installed in the factory (not really "internal" but under the grille) factories often use a Sennheiser system with 3+1 mics (3 treble, 1 bass) and it costs between 300 and 400 euro. Accordion factories can handle electronics well enough to do this themselves (so not sending it...
by debra
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

Very good find!
I truly hope I will never need to do this (meaning, I hope I never need to replace a reed in my bayan)!
by debra
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish accordion tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Scottish accordion tuning

not to sharp for me, its the way every box should be tuned! george All I can say is "Ouch!"... Seriously though, whether it is "sharp" is not a matter of tuning but of the inherent timbre of the accordion. I do not like at all how Tom Alexander had his accordion tuned, a Hohner Gola! This instrumen...
by debra
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 69
Views: 3281

Re: Bugari owners

Nice! Yeah, hard to say which reeds are “better”. I asked Kimric Smythe about the differences between Binci and others and he said “control” and what I might describe as timbre. ... I would interpret "control" to be different: It may mean that the reeds can be voiced so they respond quickly at low ...
by debra
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Recording a Accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Recording a Accordion

You can get very reasonable results using an audio recording device that has at least stereo mics and records on sd card. I have used a Zoom H2 a lot which was not too expensive. There are better devices from for instance Tascam, capable of providing phantom power to expensive microphones. The Zoom ...
by debra
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Internal mic comparison
Replies: 37
Views: 1138

Re: Internal mic comparison

Yes. Here’s a good blog by Kimric Smythe on mics: http://www.smythesaccordioncenter.com/the-accordion-blog Nice blog section indeed. My old Crucianelli came with cristal mics (it is about 50 years old). I don't know whether they work. Everything but the mics themselves is oxidized so I am replacing...
by debra
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: My Button Accordions
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: My Button Accordions

The first thing you should do is figure out whether you want to play B system or C system. It is a very bad idea to try to learn both. It gets very confusing. There are advantages and drawbacks to either system, but you can be happy with either, just not with both qt the same time.
by debra
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari Reed Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Bugari Reed Quality

Many thanks for the info. Looking at the spec it would suggest machine made reeds unless otherwise specified and thanks for the confirmation. A lovely instrument to play none the less. As far as I know the Championfisa and Championcassotto are supposed to have tipo a mano (or TAM) reeds. That means...
by debra
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Ludovic Beier
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Ludovic Beier

Ludovic Beier features in several Roland demo videos.
When you like his jazz music he is very enjoyable to watch and listen to.
He also has a whole CD where he plays the accordina (I have it and it is great) but of course no video there...
by debra
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different kind of French...
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: A different kind of French...

This sure is a very nice sounding instrument. (I wish the singer wasn't blocking us from enjoying just the accordion sound most of the time...) The sound of the melody bass is particularly nice. (The right hand appears played in MH register and while that is nice it is pretty standard and a bit shar...
by debra
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Road Not Taken.
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: The Road Not Taken.

I have had several (music-related) "road not taken" experiences. When I first started music and joined the school band (not music school but grade school) my older brother had chosen the accordion and to not do the same I chose the recorder. It's safe to say that was a mistake and 5 years later I st...
by debra
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Air leaks ? (Lucia IV P)

Hohner accordions are known for not being the most airtight. 33 seconds isn't bad compared to your Italian box: a small box has fewer pallets. You can reduce the air leaking through the pallets by strengthening the springs (under the keyboard and in the bass mechanism) but that makes the accordion h...
by debra
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Accordion "sonus" junior
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Accordion "sonus" junior

Anyone knows anything about this brand? This accordion poped up on a local store recently, the only thing i found about it, is that is made by Bugari (?). I dont know much about accordions but isnt bugari a top brand? (im new in this accordion world). Is priced around 950us, accordion seems pretty ...
by debra
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari Reed Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Bugari Reed Quality

Hi All Just wondering if anyone in the forum knows about the reeds fitted to a 2002 Bugari Champion Cassotto double octave piano accordion. ... The Champion Cassotto should have tipo a mano reeds, but I'm not sure from what manufacturer they are on a 2002 one. They could be Cagnoni. A stamp with th...
by debra
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: What if you want to sound Italian?
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: What if you want to sound Italian?

What's the difference between Italian and French musette? Not a lot really, except the Italians tend to be a bit more deliberate with the bellows and expression, and the phrasing is often different. Italian musette tuning is a bit more balanced than French, and is typically less sharp, or "wet". He...
by debra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Diminished row? 80 vs 72
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Diminished row? 80 vs 72

With an 80 bass accordion you can never be 100% sure whether the 7th is configured so that it can double as a diminished, whether it is "full" so it can be "fixed" (by removing some pins) or whether it is a regular 1-3-7 that cannot be converted to a 7th that doubles as diminished. I got a "scrap" B...
by debra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: So you want a French sound?
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: So you want a French sound?

... Looking at the treble buttons on flat keyboards they appear to be raked at a near, if not identical angle, to the buttons on stepped keyboards, i.e. it looks as though the treble buttons are fitted as normal, and it's just the keyboard surface that's different. Maybe if you could find a stepped...
by debra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Diminished row? 80 vs 72
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Diminished row? 80 vs 72

When you get a properly made 80 bass accordion the 7th will double up as a diminished. Most accordions only give you 3-note chords so while C7 is C-E-G-Bb they will give you either C-E-Bb (fifth missing, which is good if you have a diminished row) or E-G-Bb (base note missing, which is good is you h...
by debra
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: So you want a French sound?
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: So you want a French sound?

... That's a bit clearer. He plays both types as well as PA, piano, and bass guitar, and it's possible I misinterpreted what he told me. I'm currently taking lessons from him and I was curious as to why he had two boxes with flat keyboards. I've only ever seen three of them in Scotland, and two of ...