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#1 rlgph

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:28 AM

I've changed my mind.  It's no longer for sale.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:40 PM

What is involved in a Bob Tedrow upgrade of an Elise?



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:21 PM

What is involved in a Bob Tedrow upgrade of an Elise?

Funny you should mention: here's his recent thread showing what he does to a Rochelle (and presumably about the same to an Elise).

 

http://www.concertin...showtopic=17104


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:33 PM

Thanks Matthew.   Don't need the air-hole mod, but bushing would be wonderful.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:19 PM

Thanks Matthew.   Don't need the air-hole mod, but bushing would be wonderful.

I'd imagine bushing makes a big difference. The wobbliness of the keys was one of my primary gripes about the Elise.

 

Overall I really like the Elise as a starter Hayden, and for simple folk-music stuff I found the limited range to be usable. The tone isn't actually bad at all; different from but not necessarily "worse" than my higher-end Beaumont. I mainly upgraded because of the wobbliness of the action, and somewhat its slowness, but I still find the Elise usable. I guess other main gripe is it's kinda chunky for 35 buttons; crazy to upgrade to Beaumont and have the same size body but 52 buttons!

 

Elise is just big enough to sort of get a feel for the advantages of the Hayden's uniform layout, but on a bigger keyboard the easy transposition and regular reaches for intervals is really remarkable. Like any layout, it has its compromises, but the regularity makes improvisation/jamming so effortless, and really makes the relationships between notes very clear.


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 05:39 PM

My Elise does not have bushings around the buttons. I have contacted Bob Tedrow to get clarification of what he does for the Elise upgrade.





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