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by debra
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion repair
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: accordion repair

400-500 euros / equivalent US dollars wouldn`t touch the job in the US. Maybe closer to three times more or even more. I agree. It does depend on the amount of work of course, but revalving, then rewaxing, then tuning (it needs to be done in that order) is already an enormous job, especially given ...
by debra
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Just finished my new tuning table.
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Just finished my new tuning table.

Nicely done Paul I would round of the corners of that piece below the bellows so you don't bang your knee one day. Maybe glue the clotch to the bottom of the pedal (i take it's there so you don't scratch the floor), for a neater look Good ideas. Haven's banged my knees yet but it's bound to happen....
by debra
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Just finished my new tuning table.
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Just finished my new tuning table.

After remodeling my entire study, the tuning table was the last thing to do. I used to have a tuning table (in my desk) with which I could measure only reeds on a reed block. I wanted one that would hold half an accordion, but didn't want two. So this is what I built: First you see what it looks lik...
by debra
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Christmas wishes from Holland
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Christmas wishes from Holland

Okay, we had some snow and some time off (doesn't happen very often at the same time), so we made our annual christmas wish for friends and family over the weekend... Fantastic! I cannot imagine how it "sounds" to people who do not understand Dutch... It is a very nice Christmas wish song and funny...
by debra
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Basson accordions - reed configuration?
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Basson accordions - reed configuration?

re: a low reed that reacts fast will choke when you put more pressure on the attack I have a concert bayan converter by Fisart di Vignoni and the lowest pitch in the standard bass is the note E. It reacts fairly quickly (slower than other bass reeds but considering that it is very deep it responds ...
by debra
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion related news ..................
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Accordion related news ..................

Maybe the (murdered) friend was complaining that he played a non-russian accordion... (that is, if the photo is of the murdering accordion player)...
by debra
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Valve boosters/helpers
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Valve boosters/helpers

They are only placed on the valves that need them the most. They are not placed on smaller (leather) valves to save cost. I would not suggest to use them to resurrect weak valves. When valves are "dying" they should be replaced, not resurrected. My AKKO has boosters on all the valves. I have not see...
by debra
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Mark CBA right hand buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Mark CBA right hand buttons

WaldoW wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 am
New Piginis have glued on treble buttons. ...
Ouch, yet another aspect where manufacturers seem to be cutting corners. All to save a few bucks... and the customer isn't getting any happier!
I was hoping the accordion would have screw-on buttons like quality instruments should have.
by debra
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Czardas, composer Vittorio Monti
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Czardas, composer Vittorio Monti

...Thank you all for your valuable advice. I think the most challenging aspect of accordion playing is not able to see the keys with a direct view like piano or keyboard. ... Actually, not being able to see the keys is very helpful. On the piano you are not supposed to look at the keys either, but ...
by debra
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Dragging basses
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Dragging basses

Dragging the basses has been mentioned a few times as a bad habit, with indications that playing the basses more staccato is a remedy. Any other comments on this fault, and/or ideally a link to video of someone doing it (preferably deliberately demonstrating it, rather than pointing out someone's f...
by debra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Vignoni Philharmonic IV 120 Bass Accordion
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: For Sale: Vignoni Philharmonic IV 120 Bass Accordion

I have not followed this thread for a while. Very sorry that there is such a sad story behind it. Glad to find out the ad is completely legit though. I hope you find musical enjoyment with the Clarinet. The Vignoni should not be a very difficult sell. It looks well kept. It won't attract the very co...
by debra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 45
Views: 911

Re: Bugari owners

I sold my last non-convertor CBA a few years ago. I can't stand not having the melody bass on the rare occasion it is needed, and I also prefer the deeper sound on the Stradella bass you get with a convertor instrument. ... At any rate: while a full-size converter basically guarantees you an E1 bas...
by debra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 45
Views: 911

Re: Bugari owners

The only thing my wife ever asked for (in terms of music) was to start learning melody bass (i.e. convertor). One thing led to another: it first of all cost us a new accordion, but then it turned out to be too big to handle, so then it cost a change from PA to CBA, and then we both started on CBA s...
by debra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Effective Effects
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: Effective Effects

I like Bose speakers, always have, however, they are not without drawbacks, especially the L1's. 1. Ridiculously expensive 2. Unless you add a mixer or Tonematch engine, and add a 2nd L1, its only a mono image. 3. With an integrated unit, if the speakers blow, your evening is done, repairs are expe...
by debra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bad Habits
Replies: 32
Views: 634

Re: Bad Habits

Well, bad habits on the accordion may not all be different from those on other instruments. As a child I first started learning the piano andy things said here apply just the same there: - keep finger close to the keys, no "fly away fingers" - do not look down at your fingers (the keyboard does stay...
by debra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Playing different accordions
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Playing different accordions

... The Soprani, on the other hand, has buttons that are smaller in diameter and resemble bass pistons. They are cylindrical instead of mushroom shape and pass thru a hole larger than the button. I refer to this as "French" style. These two styles feel very different to me, initally. The Soprani al...
by debra
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 45
Views: 911

Re: Bugari owners

I don't know what happened but she is babbling about getting an electric-acoustic ukelele for herself, although she has a perfectly capable uke already. This opens up new strategies :idea: This certainly opens up room for negotiation. The only thing my wife ever asked for (in terms of music) was to...
by debra
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Czardas, composer Vittorio Monti
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Czardas, composer Vittorio Monti

...I've done a couple of short recordings of different parts of Czardas ,... An impressive start for a beginner. A few comments: - Watch the use of the bellows: you sometimes change direction where it should not be done; you also forget to pull hard enough when you have that line going up (C E G Bb...
by debra
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Effective Effects
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: Effective Effects

... Interesting, I'd say a fair deal of that comes from speaker quality and placement. So I take it you supply your own sound/PA from beginning to end? Do they need to be matching speakers with this Tonematch system? In principle you don't need matching speakers. I use the Bose L1 model 2 so those ...
by debra
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Piano accordion question
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Piano accordion question

Try this (on an accordion with at least 34 notes) on the M register: play a scale, slowly, going up and up and check for any "hiss" in the sound. Typically when you reach and pass the highest C a soft hiss can be heard along with the "normal" sound of the note. That hiss is caused by the air wasted ...