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by debra
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)

I'm not sure that there is an accordion I'd prefer over my Pidge.... more sound would also mean more weight. Maybe the Pigini Professional C226 - it has more voices and more notes at only another 2 kg, and if it's called Professional it'll make me play brilliantly, right? If I saw a Pigini in a car...
by debra
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)

I have mentioned this accordion on another thread. I believe it is a Bugari Armando and so this would be the one. I think your friend Jon has one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FukQ2BfZqOA That is a Bugari 289/ARS, 4 reeds, cassotto, 45 keys, standard bass. Wonderful instrument indeed. (I had sim...
by debra
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Strapping your piano accordion onto yourself
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Strapping your piano accordion onto yourself

When you see Richard Galliano do it it looks quite easy. I went to a solo concert by him and he always plays while standing and he puts down the instrument between each piece. He has regular straps, no special hooks. He leaves the standard straps on the instrument all the time and just picks it up b...
by debra
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Horseback and other down-to-earth accordion playing
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Horseback and other down-to-earth accordion playing

... Here's Semen Zhorov playing bayan on horseback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc-gAHefbXU Or at least, he tried to... Would your accordion survive that? It's a good thing he didn't try that with an expensive full size Jupiter or AKKO... I wonder what my "all risk" insurance would say if I tri...
by debra
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Your favourite 1 chord piece
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Your favourite 1 chord piece

I just checked out some bagpipe music on youtube and my memory must be betraying me. Most seem to indeed just have 1 note (in different octaves), not the fourth or fifth and sure enough when you only have the one note (B flat) many chords are still possible. Sorry for leading everyone in the wrong d...
by debra
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Letting wax settle before tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Letting wax settle before tuning

Paul (debra) has recently mentioned letting freshly waxed reeds rest for a few weeks to allow the wax to settle before starting tuning. What experiences do our members have regarding this? Some questions that come to mind: - if you (or your customer) has the time, how long do you typically let it r...
by debra
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Your favourite 1 chord piece
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Your favourite 1 chord piece

Ah, I think we are at cross purposes here. I assumed that, as this is an accordion forum, we were discussing playing one chord tunes on the accordion. I have obviously misunderstood your reply. The only bagpipes that have variable tuning to the drones are the Uillean pipes (as far as I am aware). T...
by debra
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Soprani for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Soprani for sale

Don't know about age or model, but I do know that this item is a diatonic instrument, which implies that when you press a button in most cases you will hear a different note when you open the bellows than when you close it. On this forum we mostly talk about chromatic accordions, which produce the s...
by debra
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reed problem
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Reed problem

I have never experienced this. How hot is your wax when you do the rewaxing? And did the reeds initially (say in the first hour) work well? I just did a complete cleaning, revalving and rewaxing on an accordion. It is now resting for a few weeks for the wax to settle before I do tuning. I hope that ...
by debra
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Your favourite 1 chord piece
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Your favourite 1 chord piece

Anything written for bagpipes will be a 1 chord piece... I don't think so. :o I can't think of one pipe tune that can be played with only one chord, but I could name hundreds which would require at least three. There are also loads of pipe tunes in a minor key which would need even more . Interesti...
by debra
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left hand accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: left hand accuracy

... to be 100% honest I don't know any songs that do 2 row jumps can you please suggest some to me as I litterally know 1 song and thats it the rest not so much. ... In ALL normal harmony songs there are many occurrences of the standard 1-4-5 sequence, meaning for instance that in the key of C you ...
by debra
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: need a new accordion
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: need a new accordion

Cheap and reliable are tough to match, but if you go for a relatively small instrument of rather simple construction you can get a reliable used instrument. Your best bet is to first of all find a reliable dealer who can assure you the instrument is fine, who gives a warranty and who is a skilled re...
by debra
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 671

Re: And Here Is Another.

... The "spoof" Chinese theory in my previous post was centred around the fact that we have now reached the stage where the average accordionist has no real clue or guarantee where all or any of the component parts of his/her particular instrument were made or assembled. That being the case, is it ...
by debra
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The chromatic accordion C griff
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: The chromatic accordion C griff

There's essentially two options: 1) Find a teacher who can explain everything and who can guide you throughout the learning process, or 2)Place your fingers on the right notes using fingering you feel comfortable with and teach yourself. My wife followed method 1) and I followed method 2) and in the...
by debra
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Grille Cloth
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Grille Cloth

No you put the glue on the paper first then put the paper on the grill so it leaves the glue where it needs to be. Then you apply the cloth Indeed, the first picture shows the glue being applied to the paper. That paper is then put on the grill, upside down so the glued side makes contact with the ...
by debra
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 671

Re: And Here Is Another.

...Morino is top of the line. Gola is over the top. Hohner cannot survive on selling Golas. They stopped selling the Hohner Imperator line because its production cost and its positioning within Hohner's model range made for a bad earnings proposition. They cannot really afford people turning their ...
by debra
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 34
Views: 474

Re: Name your favourite beer

In Germany I will settle for "ein Dunkles" (preferably not "ein Dunkles Weissen"). Ain't no such thing. There is "ein dunkles Weizen" ("a dark wheat", "wheat" being short for "wheat beer"). Except that in the home country of wheat beer, namely Bavaria, they call it "Weißbier" ("white beer") which b...
by debra
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 671

Re: And Here Is Another.

... I don't read a lot of complaints about the new Morinos actually because I know nobody playing one. Which could be a problem. The old morinos are lasting so long, staying in good condition as well, if maintained properly (and sadly many morino players don't know the word maintenance and don't ev...
by debra
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 34
Views: 474

Re: Name your favourite beer

... A Belgian in diaspora? Probably a lot of involuntary research while trying to find what he'd be willing to even call beer. ... I do adapt to what's available. In the Netherlands it used to be easy to find De Koninck 20 years ago or so but no more. But it easy to find Palm so I will put up with ...
by debra
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 34
Views: 474

Re: Name your favourite beer

There are two types of beer: the ones with relatively low alcohol to keep you hydrated enough while not making you too drunk to continue playing the accordion, and the ones with high alcohol that you can only drink when your audience is drinking enough as well so they do not notice the deterioration...