The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by JIM D.
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: tinnitus...
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: tinnitus...

The reason why is the key of "C" is a Predominant concert key, Used world wide with a reference to the piano keyboard itself. Most musician's that play and can read Horn, string and woodwind, can picture a piano keyboard and transpose using different fingerings. Now this is with the exception of but...
by JIM D.
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Is it Sonola or something completely different?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Is it Sonola or something completely different?

That Curcianelli (PANcordion ) is a newer box and of superior build. Also should be a 4/5 reed Semi Pro Model. They were built like tank's and worth rebuilding for many future owners. These PAN's were used for more than 50+ years by accordionist's such as the late Myron Floren and Lawrence Welk and ...
by JIM D.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Is it Sonola or something completely different?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Is it Sonola or something completely different?

Many Italian firms in the day used that grill design. Sonola gradually improved in their shift and grill design in the late 40's.to the 50's The final result in the 60's was -- https://www.google.com/search?q=Sonola+accordion&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS732US732&tbm=isch&imgil=HuZrotDAfDHYtM%253A%253BUFQWtTw1vA...
by JIM D.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Is it Sonola or something completely different?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Is it Sonola or something completely different?

Yes, an early 40's Sonola.
Looks in great shape for the age.
by JIM D.
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Some us just might this !
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Some us just might this !

Thank's for your comment Ed;
I just wonder why there is only one comment from our side of the pond.
If you find the history info pleasing - most of the accordionist's listed there have old musical clips on YouTube.

P.S. I'm familiar with your hurricane dilemma - are you evacuating ???
by JIM D.
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: S. Bertini - Castelfidardo
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: S. Bertini - Castelfidardo

A mediocre Italian brand that showed up here in the 30's with the name Enrico Bertini and later 50's and 60's with the names Bertini . A few large models were made by Sonola (Rivioli)in the 50's with a Bertini badge.
The semi-pro Bertini's 4/5 reed were made by various makers with a Bertini badge.
by JIM D.
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: In trouble and need help
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: In trouble and need help

Mike , this might help. We have a member here that is located in NC . His name is Al DiMarco and I've been mentoring him in accordion repair for 5 years now. Al has just moved (still in NC) and setting up his computer system at this time. When Al has his computer and (Skype) set up we can do repair ...
by JIM D.
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: In trouble and need help
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: In trouble and need help

Well first of all DON"T GO ANY FURTHER if you are not familiar with his type of shift slide machine and it's operation. That screw came loose from under one the slides and can't be seen at this point. You have now a slide assembly that's misaligned, and with parts that are no longer made and now lis...
by JIM D.
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Why have 120 bass keys when you need only 72?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Why have 120 bass keys when you need only 72?

What's the problem playing in Eb minor ??