Bugari Blue 72. Hybrid?

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Bugari Blue 72. Hybrid?

Post by Eddy Yates » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Boaz Accordions, sadly gone for years, was a wonderful accordion center in Berkeley, California. As a pianist in a bluegrass band full of virtuosos, I bought a Bugari Blue 72 from Boaz so I could play along on the tour bus. I still have it and love playing it, but it doesn’t look like any of Bugari’s other 72s. I remember Boaz saying it was his own design. He marketed it as the “Blue 72”, and this one was supposedly the first one he got from Bugari. The grill looks different, it has stereo mics, and although it is the size of a Juniorfisa, the only plate besides the Armando Bugari tuning fork logo is one that says “Silver.” I’ll post some pictures later. Any more information appreciated. Thanks.
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Post by Eddy Yates » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm

Here are some photos. Thanks for the instructions, Donn!
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Post by Eddy Yates » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:57 pm

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Post by jozz » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:53 pm

Take good care of it... I *think* it has Binci reeds because of the 'silver' badge.

Regarding the casing it looks like a standard 115 like mine. They also made a convertor 115 once, and that had the same grille pattern as yours does, although the casing itself is fatter to accomodate the convertor stuff. Maybe they used it on yours to accentuate this silver edition.

This is mine, with the current grille (the bling bling is an option).

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Re: Bugari Blue 72. Hybrid?

Post by jozz » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:16 pm

Eddy Yates wrote:
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it has stereo mics,
btw the mics are an option too, although they will be fitted at an independent shop in Castelfidardo and then delivered to the customer (or so they've told me)

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Post by Eddy Yates » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:41 pm

Thanks for the new information, jazz.
Woof, that accordion of yours is a beauty!
Yeah, I love the sound of mine.
The mic system has developed a buzz. Will take it to Smythe’s next time I’m in Oaktown.
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Post by jozz » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 am

to be able to split the accordeon into its three main components (treble side, bellows, bass side) the typical system has two connectors inside the bellows

these connectors 'bite' into the wires to make the connection, make sure they check that

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Re: Bugari Blue 72. Hybrid?

Post by Eddy Yates » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:58 pm

Thanks, Jazz. Kimric Smythe seems to have the whole mic technology very well in hand. I may just have to find a cheap plane ticket to Oakland, visit my boys and play some of Smythe’s accordions in stock.
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