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by maugein96
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Cavagnolo in Argentina
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Cavagnolo in Argentina

A new member from France posted a clip of Raul Barboza in a recent post. Barboza is originally from Buenos Aires in Argentina, but now lives and still plays professionally in France. B system CBA is popular in Argentina, and I remember listening to some of Barboza's earlier Argentinian accordion wor...
by maugein96
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from France
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Greetings from France

Hi and welcome, I share your comments exactly about Galliano. He is one of those guys who is a little bit boring to listen to for long. I like your Maugein Export. Do you have the one with the bassoon reed, or is it the version with two flutes? I also have a Maugein, a Mini Sonora, but it was built ...
by maugein96
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.

Geoff, I can remember the keys of most of the classic musette tunes, and when you play some of them you realise that the composer was using keys which adapt themselves well to C system CBA. In the early days I had trouble working out what Louis Ferrari was up to until I realised he played a PA! Same...
by maugein96
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.

Geoff, In my experience there aren't all that many occasions where the 5th row is absolutely necessary, unless you have learned or taught yourself to change rows according to which key you are playing in. I do believe you have to play along with other instruments, which is something I've never done ...
by maugein96
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.

Geoff, I have "converted" a Cavagnolo 5 row to a 4 row after a button in the 5th row sheared off, and can say without any doubt at all that what you are thinking about would be a formidable task, even if you were able to obtain all the necessary prefabricated levers to connect all the treble buttons...
by maugein96
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Brands or models often associated with a specific style
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Brands or models often associated with a specific style

Jerry, I think you're right on that score. Various instruments were very well known locally, but would be unlikely to be readily identified elsewhere. I believe Morne lives in South Africa, and despite the fact that I had a great aunt from CapeTown I don't know anything at all about accordion music ...
by maugein96
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never A Bad Colour.
Replies: 46
Views: 1310

Re: Never A Bad Colour.

$_12.JPG Guys, You'll never be noticed at all unless you get one this colour. The photo doesn't do it justice as the gold sparkles in the light. If it played and sounded as good as it looked I would recommend it, but sadly it does neither. I was looking for a lightweight instrument, but discovered ...
by maugein96
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Brands or models often associated with a specific style
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Brands or models often associated with a specific style

Garth, I did mention Jimmy Shand in my original post. However the Hohner Shand Morino is a different instrument altogether from the normal Hohner Morino that Morne was talking about, which I believe existed in two basic versions, as Paul De Bra has mentioned. The one Jimmy designed with Hohner was k...
by maugein96
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Brands or models often associated with a specific style
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Brands or models often associated with a specific style

Hi Morne, EDIT:- I had to delete the content of my original reply to your post, as I never read the post properly and ended up going into a spiel about famous players, rather than instruments. I think you have covered the whole topic with the Hohner Morino, as if we are talking about "legendary" in ...
by maugein96
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Portuguese CBA in better days
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Portuguese CBA in better days

Hi anyanka, I rarely if ever use the 5th row, largely because the music I've always played is simple enough not to require it. The funny thing is though when playing in G or E my fingers tend to want to stay in rows 2,3, and 4. I used to transpose the keys to A or C so that I could keep off the 4th ...