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by JIM D.
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: The Russian's just can't help it. lol!
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: The Russian's just can't help it. lol!

Wout; Many thanks for posting this. A exceptionally talented musician , but also good example of a virtuoso that has perfected the use of the bellows. He flawlessly performs without a break in the sound of a bellows change. I've had many doubters in my past postings that change in bellows direction ...
by JIM D.
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Giulietti M52C dates?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Giulietti M52C dates?

Hi Tom; Have a little patience with me on an answer to your ??'s on your accordion. You see us here in New England are living with the remnants of a snowstorm & power outage's . I did know Julio Giulietti personally, his family & business as he was only 20 miles from my home. Give me a day or two, a...
by JIM D.
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Giulietti M52C dates?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Giulietti M52C dates?

Can't be positive on your M52c, but the M52 (PA version) with 18" keyboard was imported from Zerro Sette (Italy) to Giulietti (USA) from the years 1950 to 1962.

You might also contact --

http://www.petosa.com/portfolio_category/giulietti/
by JIM D.
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: 1st Accordion: La Tosca Venezia
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: 1st Accordion: La Tosca Venezia

Hi Jim; Is this the model you have ?? https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Gretsch-La-Tosca-Bolero-Accordion-EXCELLENT-W-Original-Hardcase/132444791306?hash=item1ed653220a:g:lCkAAOSwk1haDkQp or -- https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-40-50s-Red-La-Tosca-Gretsch-Accordion-With-Case-Music-Sheets/261964177758?hash=item3...
by JIM D.
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Straps- leather vs velvet?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Re: Straps- leather vs velvet?

https://www.amazon.com/Neotech-3101172-Accordion-Harness-Black/dp/B000P4FKVA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515115514&sr=8-1&keywords=neotech+accordion+mega+harness I have Quality Italian & Canadian made Leather & padded straps in the shop but the Neotech's ( Mega Sets )out sell them. :tup: https://neotech...
by JIM D.
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Something I've Found
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Something I've Found

On Youtube you can find talented female accordionist's from the past but, today there are talented girls performing and entertaining.
Now this is a London born girl and has some great videos on youtube.
Such as --
by JIM D.
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: U.S.A. country and rock
Replies: 73
Views: 5346

Re: U.S.A. country and rock

For those across the pond - there's a London born girl that really cooks on the box --





by JIM D.
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: New Year's Wishes
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: New Year's Wishes

I've been on this worlds best accordion forum for some year's now and in 10 min. - It will be 2018 --
"Happy New Year" and keep playing and have fun.
by JIM D.
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mario 2 song
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: mario 2 song

2 beats "C" then 2 beats "G" in a 4 beat measure. The Bass & chords change twice in a 4 beat measure But the tune was in 2/4 time not 4/4 time. The chords change in some measures twice, and some measures stay the same. If you can read a piano sheet see here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UsRW4F9LVY
by JIM D.
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mario 2 song
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: mario 2 song

Nice modern Ragtime -- Change bass & chords every 2 beats to a 4 beat measure . It's ragtime and played stride piano - bass & chords change at times in twice in a 4 beat measure. The accordions we play have a Stradella bass that was designed to copy the stride style of a piano. Bass - Chord Bass Cho...
by JIM D.
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: Scandalli Super 6 Grill badge/emblem found now
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Scandalli Super 6 Grill badge/emblem

Try here -- http://www.castiglioneaccordions.com/ScandaliMain.html http://libertybellows.com/sales-scandalli.html or https://newenglandaccordionconnectionandmuseumcompany.com/contact-us/ Over the years the badge has appeared the same, but the older one's were quite unique and fetch more for restorat...
by JIM D.
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: ? Elka & Cordovox ?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

? Elka & Cordovox ?

Post's have started here on the subject of the older accordion-organ models of the past. For our members that have a little holiday spare time - give this a total read --
http://caffetrieste.com/Abrief.pdf
by JIM D.
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reeds not sounding
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Reeds not sounding

I'm afraid Silica Gel and it's uses has been mistaken by some for some time now. If you read the info on the packets in your pic's please " Follow the directions as printed". Now Silica Gel packets & containers will in fact absorb moisture but will retain the moisture "until dried out". Accordions f...
by JIM D.
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Elkavox 83 Owners' Manual
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Elkavox 83 Owners' Manual

As Jerry states the Elkas were not in fact Crucianelli's but clones of the Iorio Accorgan. All the later models were imported with the Elka Badge. The Cordovox came in many accordion-organ models with some being made by Bell and some by Excelsior. The lower priced models were made by Excelsior with ...
by JIM D.
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: A good news for Xmas
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: A good news for Xmas

Post Corrected. Sorry , gave my email instead of the Yahoo FR-8x forum.
by JIM D.
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: A good news for Xmas
Replies: 3
Views: 224

A good news for Xmas

I recently mentored a Roland owner on his 8x problem --
The good news is "Jack Board Repair - Done" and can be found here -

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RolandFR-8X/info
by JIM D.
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Music Game
Replies: 4880
Views: 170159

Re: The Music Game

Something that's been popular in the US for the last half century --


And --