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by debra
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Rising sales numbers for accordinas ?
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Rising sales numbers for accordinas ?

... Hi Paul, ... I discussed with Marcel about the position of the mouthpiece and the conclusion was that it's really down to the player's preference. I don't think any of them is inferior to the other one. Marcel prefers to have the mouthpiece on the top but both Richard Galliano and Ludovic Beier...
by debra
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass keyboard dimensions?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Bass keyboard dimensions?

Well, thanks for your replies. I had a feeling that the Fr-3Xb bass button footprint looked a wee bit smaller than other accordions I had seen, but probably not much in it. The angle from which you view it can also make the rows look wider and more spread out than they really are. My width (6 rows ...
by debra
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Rising sales numbers for accordinas ?
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Rising sales numbers for accordinas ?

I have just contributed to the rising sales numbers of accordinas and it arrived yesterday. :lol: https://youtu.be/QWkmS8HjG0w You seem to be getting on with it almost immediately. Took me quite a bit longer but I was coming from PA and just starting on CBA at the time... It puzzles me why so many ...
by debra
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Date of Hohner manufacture move?
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: Date of Hohner manufacture move?

Hi Stephen, Same here. I get many inquiries through my accordion club facebook page. I have to be careful not to accept all that come my way. I have restored a few of them but have to restrain myself if I can. I'm not good enough yet to make them sound as good as my new ones so they kind of build u...
by debra
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass keyboard dimensions?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Bass keyboard dimensions?

Having had many accordions, and still have several, from different brands, including a Hohner made in Germany (really), a few Italians, and a Russian, I have never noticed any difference in the Stradella bass button layout and spacing. The only thing that makes playing a bit difficult is the positio...
by debra
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?

I have not been able to find pricing on the app at all. Where should I look? In the store it says 1.09 - 2.09 euro optional and in the comments there is talk about it being per month ... Thanks for the info. I still don't see it in the store. In the app when you click on "remove ads" it gives a blu...
by debra
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Update: how to install 3.81 again.

You need to read up on how to sideload apps. It is different in Android 8 versus 7 and before. For the moment you can still download version 3.81 from https://www.apkmonk.com/download-app/com.bork.dsp.datuna/3_com.bork.dsp.datuna_2017-08-21.apk/ and I can attest that this version still works fine, a...
by debra
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?

... Sadly Da Tuner seems to have been updated - it's now heavy on advertisements every time you open it, and the only paid option is a subscription of 89p a month. ... I have not been able to find pricing on the app at all. Where should I look? I would not mind paying a little, ONCE, for what used ...
by debra
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?

A great shame indeed! I just discovered the new ad system which makes da tuner completely unusable. Incredibly large ads, that cannot be removed. What are they thinking? Are we going to pay for this? NO WAY. There are still old versions downloadable from other sites: 3.81 and 3.86. Does anyone know ...
by debra
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Are these bass valves any good?,
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Are these bass valves any good?,

I agree with jozz that this is close enough, certainly considering the age of the instrument. Storing this type of instrument on its feet is just fine. If it were a "de luxe" version with "Winkelbaß" you would need to store it in the playing position but not with this version. Such large valves do n...
by debra
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Hohner Morino Skinny
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Hohner Morino Skinny

Sorry to rehash an old thread... I just came across the first "Klebemorino" to maybe consider for repair. I am no closer at determining exactly when the faulty accordions were produced (not just Morino but essentially everything made in Castelfidardo), but I found an important clue. Here is a pictur...
by debra
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do you like your accordion(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Do you like your accordion(s)?

StargazerTony wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:18 pm
...
Also very well said, however, while reading through this I've discovered that most of these things are true about me too, an aging man.
Sadly the only thing that does not apply to an aging man is that you can just carry around a repair kit to fix a lot of the common problems... I wish... ;-)
by debra
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Sorry, but I can't help myself
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Sorry, but I can't help myself

I think accordion jokes really should go in "The Pub" subforum...
There are many of them over there (most very old).
by debra
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do you like your accordion(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Do you like your accordion(s)?

I have a practical view on that. I'd say you buy the vintage one for emotional reasons (you like it first) and you buy the modern one for practical reasons (you need it first). Unless you take the vintage one and give it a complete overhaul. But in essence: you never know when a part of the vintage...
by debra
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Question on register switches
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Question on register switches

The dots on the register switches (treble side) are "upside down". This box has L, M and H reeds and normally you would expect the dot closes to the keyboard to be L, the center M, the other H, but on this box it is the reverse. The dot closest to the keyboard is actually H, the center then M and th...
by debra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Sorry, but I can't help myself
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Sorry, but I can't help myself

:D :D :D
by debra
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do new accordions improve with playing?
Replies: 42
Views: 1094

Re: Do new accordions improve with playing?

... The contribution of the vibrating reed blocks to sound volume doesn't seem likely to amount to much, but I expect that if the wax is so flexible that the reed plates are able to move, that might inhibit the vibration of the reed. (It sure would if the reed oscillates under its own power, like a...
by debra
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do new accordions improve with playing?
Replies: 42
Views: 1094

Re: Do new accordions improve with playing?

... Not all of us are knowledgeable about the inner workings so it does make sense to get an accordion checked out once in a while. It could save an expensive repair later. I have learned that people do not mind a relatively small expense on a more or less regular basis but hate a large expense all...
by debra
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do new accordions improve with playing?
Replies: 42
Views: 1094

Re: Do new accordions improve with playing?

... As to accordions improving, I can tell you first hand and without doubt that the new blocks and new reeds in my 1960's Pan have definitely matured and it keeps improving in tone, depth, volume, and response (granted, I got it up and running only a few months ago.) ... What definitely changes in...
by debra
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Straight bass layout
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Straight bass layout

Who uses this? And why? This is not only the Belgian bass system, it is also a 3+3 bass layout. The Belgian bass system is also possible with 2+4. In the Belgian bass system the base notes follow the opposite direction: "normal" basses go from bottom to top like Ab, Eb, Bb, F, C, G, D, A, E, B, ......