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by AccordionUprising
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion in canada
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: accordion in canada

I posted on my blog about this quite some time ago, but my (very) basic rule-of-thumb for people who aren't too familiar with accordions is that they are typically priced at about one-tenth of what an equivalent car would cost. So you can expect that buying a $100 accordion will be not unlike buyin...
by AccordionUprising
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion in canada
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: accordion in canada

$100 is not going to buy you much of an accordion. Even a good used find (which would take some searching) would cost several times that. A nice used accordion can cost in excess of $1,000.

Others may have more to say, if you're serious.
by AccordionUprising
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: This 90's Latin Accordion Party Music
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: This 90's Latin Accordion Party Music

I talked with Louisiana zydeco players who travelled to Domenica and they were blown away at how good the accordionists were. I love how these different traditions embraced accordions in such different ways.
by AccordionUprising
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: ACCORDION REPAIRS MADE EASY
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: ACCORDION REPAIRS MADE EASY

Geoff de Limousin wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Your description of the english translation of "The Ins and Outs of the Accordion" ... I would suggest words like 'diabolic' , catastrophic and extremely annoying...
I have a music-history collection I label the "Accordion Books I Can't Read," that make me wish I had more languages.
by AccordionUprising
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: ACCORDION REPAIRS MADE EASY
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: ACCORDION REPAIRS MADE EASY

The other quite nice accordion repair book I know of is Thierry Benetoux's The Ins and Outs of the Accordion. http://www.musicforaccordion.com/boutique/inform/benetoux/index.htm http://www.musicforaccordion.com/boutique/inform/benetoux/cover_sm.jpg The English translation (from French) in my 2002 ed...
by AccordionUprising
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: CBA with curved button board (Kebrdle)
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: CBA with curved button board (Kebrdle)

Nifty. There's a bunch of the Kebrdle accordions from Czechoslovakia (I think?) online, including this page with some catalogues, including one with a curved keyboard like this. Fun. http://www.spalekreality.cz/cz/18-sbirka-heligonek.html (I'm not clear why this real estate website has a page for ol...
by AccordionUprising
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Link Wray's RUMBLE....
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Link Wray's RUMBLE....

Next challenge: hook it up to a Leslie! If you look around you might find some old Leslies made for Cordovox electronic accordions. The original valve/tube innards for the Cordovox's were made by the Lowry organ company and designed to pair with Leslie amps. The sounded great (basically the same as...
by AccordionUprising
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Link Wray's RUMBLE....
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Link Wray's RUMBLE....

The reeds in his box eventually got all clogged up with nicotine and he had to learn to play some tunes in different keys so that they never sounded out of tune. I well remember in the days before I played the box when potential buyers of secondhand boxes would ask if they had been "clubbed" I neve...
by AccordionUprising
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: CBA keyboard variants.
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: CBA keyboard variants.

My theory is piano accordions are ubiquitous in most of the US (and Canada) because of the business decision to focus on one system. Immigrants from dozens of countries arrived using different button systems. Manufacturers and dealers pushed the piano keyboard so they didn't have to stock twelve dif...
by AccordionUprising
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Link Wray's RUMBLE....
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Link Wray's RUMBLE....

Oh yeah!
by AccordionUprising
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: 1905 Vintage.
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: 1905 Vintage.

As Geoff and Tom mention, 1905 isn't that old for a concertina. I found one from 1876 (broken) in a local Salvation Army thrift store. More on that here: https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/wheatstone-concertina-19489/ The concertina history people are really well organized. The ledge...
by AccordionUprising
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: CBA keyboard variants.
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: CBA keyboard variants.

Thanks Paul, I didn't know about that Belgian B-System CBA. I've mentioned this before but the most unusual full-size button accordion I've seen was played by the iconic Serbian accordionist Radojka Živković. It looks like a very odd chromatic button accordion, but I'm told it was an older style may...
by AccordionUprising
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.

You are mad to even consider this.

(Or at least I would be.)
by AccordionUprising
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?
Replies: 24
Views: 1287

Re: Did Rock 'n' Roll kill the accordion?

losthobos wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:11 pm
I'm now attempting to arrange Link Wray's rock n roll monster tone fest RUMBLE for the accordion....
I'd like to play that on Accordion Noir Radio if you get a recording.
by AccordionUprising
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What do the wee symbols mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: What do the wee symbols mean?

5 x Black lines in a circle 5 x Orange lines in a circle – (Sometimes 2 x sets of lines) A black flame in a circle A black dot at 1 o’clock An Orange paper clip I thought you were asking about the symbols on register switches, but I've never seen them so weird. https://accordionuprising.files.wordp...
by AccordionUprising
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never A Bad Colour.
Replies: 46
Views: 1884

Re: Never A Bad Colour.

I've always been enamoured with this little item: http://shop.accordionheaven.com/images/013.jpg Anybody who wants to buy me a glittery Chemnitzer for $800, my birthday is only, um, ten months away.... http://shop.accordionheaven.com/Chemnitzer-Concertina-1012.htm I have a huge pile of flashy accord...
by AccordionUprising
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Do We Need all those "Bells and Whistles"?
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: Do We Need all those

Just purchased " kickincountryaccordion.com ". My roots are also with classic country of the 50S, 60s, 70s, 80s... Not sure what I am going to do with this domain? May become useful When I move to Phoenix in 2018! Tangent: Most of the country and western accordionists I've come across (150+) were f...
by AccordionUprising
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Hurricane Irma and Floridian Accordionists
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Hurricane Irma and Floridian Accordionists

I hope you and yours are ok Ed.

I saw a link for folks trying to help a bit:

MusiCares Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
https://www.grammy.com/musicares/news/m ... ef-efforts
by AccordionUprising
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion in China
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: The accordion in China

Yes, I remember posting a link here about this thesis. ... If I'm not mistaken I saw another Chinese thesis about the piano accordion in China, I think it was in English. " I'd seen the "Untold Story" one by Yin Ye Kwan but am interested in any title/author or link if there was another paper on Chi...