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by debra
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: What bayan make Uwe Steger?
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: What bayan make Uwe Steger?

Jupiter is actually by far the most popular brand of bayan, but be aware that since the collapse of the USSR there are now two completely separate companies making bayans under the Jupiter name: one makes them in Russia and is considered the better one and it uses the logo seen on Uwe's bayan, and t...
by debra
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes

Well... I guess it was my mistake to place the electronics so close to the plug... It could have been anywhere and I chose the worst position... that should be an easy fix but I doubt it will work right away: my stuff is a little further away from the jack as yours, but I had some of the wireless b...
by debra
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: What bayan make Uwe Steger?
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: What bayan make Uwe Steger?

jozz wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:18 am
I need to know the brand of the bayan he uses in this video:

https://vimeo.com/236495853 (upper right corner)

at least I think it's a bayan. I have a hard time googling this

thanks
That is a Jupiter. (The logo on the bayan actually says Jupiter, using cyrillic alphabet.)
by debra
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Vignoni Bach HI Double Cassotto (From Allodi)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Vignoni Bach HI Double Cassotto (From Allodi)

Hugh wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Many thanks, it’s 5 years old.
Then if the price were in euro it would certainly be very reasonable. But maybe for the UK it is even ok in pounds.
It certainly is a good quality Italian accordion and at 5 years young it should last the owner for decades without too much trouble.
by debra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes

Consider, also the cost and usability. For what one pays for a mediocre installed internal system, one can purchase a really good external system that had other uses as well. I used to think the same, but the relatively cheap system (about 100 euro) I ordered from Italy performs really well. And be...
by debra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: New Delicia accordions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1958

Re: New Delicia accordions.

The company should be avoided, If you ever require a repair or replacement part they ignore e-mails in any language.. Stick to Hohner, they have a reputation that they maintain. Colin Fellows They are certainly not the only ones that ignore e-mails, unless you have made personal contact by phone or...
by debra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x sound Grand Piano Sound
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: FR-8x sound Grand Piano Sound

Thomas N wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:01 am
I find all piano sounds on the FR-8X to be terrible.
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It is odd because Roland does make digital pianos that have a decent piano sound. (Not great like Yamaha but "decent".)
Maybe they are trying to protect that market...
by debra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes

I just installed a mic system in my bass accordion (not the Sennheiser but a cheaper one) and I replaced all the signal carrying wiring by shielded wiring and still when I plug in my G10 wireless transmitter which is then right next to the electronics there is interference. (bummer) yes those 2.4gh...
by debra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Vignoni Bach HI Double Cassotto (From Allodi)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Vignoni Bach HI Double Cassotto (From Allodi)

A "reasonable price" for such a nice instrument depends on its age (which you do not specify). Similar accordions go for around 4.000 euro around here if they are fairly recent (say 8 to 11 years max), but become cheaper when they are older (say 15 to 20 years) and quite a bit cheaper when they are ...
by debra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes

are/were there any brands that actually made their own mic systems (aside from the Hohner stuff) as an option on a new instrument? and is the Sennheiser stuff just install or actual assembling (soldering?) all of the components into the instrument? does anybody know that? I guess you have to mount ...
by debra
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Irish tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Irish tuning

what would be the best tuning / registering to "sound" Irish? This is for an upcoming FLogging Molly tribute, thinking about using my Concerto and as it needs a tuning anyway, might as well tweak the sound. For now it's still standard German(?) 8 cents tremolo. I have a feeling I could sound more I...
by debra
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: It's clicking this time
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: It's clicking this time

Does anyone know of an app that scans a piece of music and fills in CBA fingering numbers? Kidding. That would be a really nice app! But joking aside, there is not a single recommended CBA fingering. In fact, my wife and I both play C system and we often use different fingering for the same runs or...
by debra
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 37
Views: 624

Re: I don't like that

Great idea to talk about what we do not like! La valse d'Amelie is a bit recent to be a "standard" already. I do not particularly like it but it has something special: originally it is played in MM register on what sounds like a relatively small accordion without cassotto and with rather mild tremol...
by debra
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: How long before we wear out our FR3 XB?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: How long before we wear out our FR3 XB?

You won't wear out your V-accordion that easily. Electronics may even wear out almost as quickly when rarely used as when used a lot. But... electronics may fail at any time. It only takes one component to malfunction to render the whole instrument useless. So with the same use one FR may last 15 ye...
by debra
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordions on planes...
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: accordions on planes...

Ouch... the video did not show handling of accordions but it says enough: never ever travel with an accordion in checked baggage! It is bad enough when you ship an accordion with a courier... but at least then you can use a *lot* of padding, more than is permissible for luggage. It is a pity that I ...
by debra
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 76
Views: 3511

Re: Bugari owners

To further our knowledge about who uses which reeds: I just noticed on a Hohner Gola (from 2003, so likely built with significant input from Pigini although Hohner might deny that) that the reeds are Salpa a mano reeds. Salpa merged with Antonelli into what is now Voci Armoniche which I believe is w...
by debra
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Bugari owners
Replies: 76
Views: 3511

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: 16
Views: 261

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: 4
Views: 182

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: 5
Views: 245

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...