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Brazen Kaine

Thoughts On An A/e Tina

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Firstly, I'm a piper. I "2nd" on concertina. I have a Suttner C/G & within 2 wks. I should have my Suttner C#/G#. In addition to all of that. I have a Dipper on order. Orginally, it was to be a C/G w/ the John Williams key system (I direct all enquiries about that to himself. Theres a link to him under the links section of Pauls site). Anyhow, I thought recently that it was absurd to A) have 3 tinas and B) 2 in the same pitch. An A/E would allow me to play with a B set of pipes as opposed to solo or with a stringed instrument capo'd.

 

We've all heard killer Ab/Eb instruments from both Suttner and Dipper...but I have yet to hear a recording with B pipes and an A/E tina? Firstly, has anyone hear tinas in this pitch? How do they sound?

 

Thanks

 

Brazen Kaine

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Doug (manager of the Button Box) has an A/E concertina which sounds great and is fun to play though he doesn't trot it out much as he's more of a button accordion player.

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After writing the "available Keys" article, I got interested in these myself. I since have acquired an A/E Lachenal, but it is not in A=440 and I have no reason to alter the tuning. I use it solo or to sing with. It has the lovely deeper tone one also associates with G/D (and Ab/Eb for that matter) concertinas.

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Firstly, I'm a piper. I "2nd" on concertina.

 

We've all heard killer Ab/Eb instruments from both Suttner and Dipper...but I have yet to hear a recording with B pipes and an A/E tina? Firstly, has anyone hear tinas in this pitch? How do they sound?

 

Thanks

 

Brazen Kaine

I'm also a piper who "fills in" on concertina. You didn't say what type of "B" pipes, but if you're talking about a flat set of uilleann pipes - it should work.

 

My BIG question:

 

As a piper who "fills in" on concertina, I have five sets of pipes and one concertina. If you are about to have three concertinas, how many sets of pipes do you have?

 

Extra Credit Question:

 

Did you just cross over to being a concertina player who doubles on pipes??

 

 

Best regards,

Dick

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