The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by debra
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Never a bad accordion

Many thanks for your suggestion Paul. I was wondering what you might say and I have been thinking of the Bugari 470/CHC or perhaps the Beltuna Prestige 1050. The Bugari is 4 voice but only 42 notes or thereabout. The Beltuna is 3 voice and 50 notes (or thereabout). I believe also that this Beltuna ...
by debra
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Never a bad accordion

...criteria such as: 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 ... Having a Dealer/ Tuner within easy reach of...
by debra
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Song name
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Song name

fjsys wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:04 pm
Also known as "Waves of the Danube"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waves_of_the_Danube
Indeed. When I first learned it we used the German title "Donauwellen" (by Iosif Ivanovici).
by debra
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Never a bad accordion

... If we all had infinite wealth, would we all end up with a Gola? ... That's a really good question. If infinite wealth means being able to afford many accordions and hiring a person to carry everything for us I think the answer would probably be yes, as one of several accordions. For me, as much...
by debra
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Never a bad accordion

... Don't have use for an H block because I can't hear it. ... I find this hard to believe. You may not hear the H reeds on the highest notes, but surely you should hear a difference when the lowest notes are played on M versus MH and certainly when L versus LH are used. Everyone who isn't near-dea...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Genres
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Accordion Genres

Obviously I don't know much... I never heard the term "French Cafe" even though I have played Sous le ciel de Paris iike most accordion players I presume. What I often find surprising is how nice some well-known pieces can sound when a non-traditional registration is used. For instance: a lot of the...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: How does this accordion sound?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: How does this accordion sound?

The tremolo is uneven between different notes. That does not sound good but can be fixed.
For now the basics of bellows control is you most pressing challenge, not fixing issues with the instrument.
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: LMMH v LMM ( piano accordion )
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: LMMH v LMM ( piano accordion )

It is often used for tango, some say to mimic a bandoneon sound but obviously an accordion cannot really do that. Hi, Could you elaborate on the claim that the accordion cannot mimic a bandoneon? I have never played or even seen one for real. Olivier Envoyé de mon SM-G935F en utilisant Tapatalk A b...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Alessandrini 37/41
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Alessandrini 37/41

Any information/opinions on this compact 37/96 double cassotto LMMM, full midied accordion’s age, pedigree or value would be welcome. It has no identification marks as far as I can seen apart from a number ‘5’ (which might suggest at least 5 were made?) Reasonable smaller Italian brand. But the val...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.

There was a thread earlier about Black Diamond Accordions earlier and the issue that the 5th row is so close to the register switches that it is unusable. When you have a 4 row with register switches on the grille (and not under the keyboard) then trying to add a 5th row is a really bad idea. The ot...