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#73 tona

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

Here is my custom Dipper baritone duet with low basses. Sun actually in France :)

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Wow!

 

What a wonderful pictures!

 

I have got only a little Höhner D40/9 with twenty buttons, but I love it!

 

The picture is the same that my profile picture.

 

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#75 Stephen Chambers

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:08 AM

My new "baby" - a very early octagonal Wheatstone Aeola 56-key treble, #23331, made c.1902:

 

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 03:53 AM

Here is my custom Dipper baritone duet with low basses. Sun actually in France :)

 

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What an amazing instrument. Just out of curiosity, do you have a link to any diagrams of the keyboard layouts ?

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:09 AM

I am just back from England where I picked up two Instruments from the restorers:

 

David Robertson did a fantastic job on my Tortoiseshell TT - it looks and plays as good as new!

 

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Steve Dickinson put new super-bellows on my Amboyna piccolo-sized treble ( 5 1/2 " ! ) and revoiced her. This now is my absolute dream-instrument - loud, fast ... and so much fun to play ;-)

 

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#78 Wolf Molkentin

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:39 AM

Congratulations, Robert!

 

...and I'm looking forward to giving the piccolo a try on next year's "Friday"!

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

After about 20 years of playing Anglo, I have finally made the switch to the English system.  This is a change that I have been considering for some time.  My 30-key Jeffries in G/D is gone, its replacement is a 1924 Wheatstone Model 17 treble with raised amboyna ends and gold plated buttons and hardware:

 

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Note:  these photos are from The Button Box, I haven't gotten around to taking my own yet.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

If your instrument plays just half as nice as it looks you will be very happy, won't you?

Best wishes - Wolf

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:53 PM

Thanks, Wolf - that's what I'm hoping!  The instrument itself is in excellent condition, with a strong, sweet tone, good dynamic range, and quick action and response.  I, however, am a total novice at the English system, so I will have to work hard to bring myself up to speed...



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:28 PM

Well, speed, I'd suggest you'd take your time. As for me the seemingly unevitable tendency of speeding up lets me level the ornamentations. At times they never come up as nice as in the initial, somewhat uneven playing of a tune.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

My concertina has 2 ends with buttons and bellows in between...



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

My concertina has 2 ends with buttons and bellows in between...

 

That's unusual, it must be very hard to play with the buttons between the ends...  pics.gif

 

Edited to add: ‘A picture is worth ten thousand words’ - old Chinese proverb.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

As I'm presently in Denmark I might add a quote from a famous Danish artist:

In the beginning was the image.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:53 AM

Here's my brand new Parnassus english concertina made by Wim Wakker.  It's a dream to play, fast loud and with a pure sounding tone.  I'm extreamly happy with it.Parnassus one.JPG Parnassus three.JPG Parnassus two.JPG



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:09 AM

Here's my brand new Parnassus english concertina made by Wim Wakker.  It's a dream to play, fast loud and with a pure sounding tone.  I'm extreamly happy with it.attachicon.gifParnassus one.JPGattachicon.gifParnassus three.JPGattachicon.gifParnassus two.JPG

Ooooooh.... I wish I could have a test drive !!!!! :wub:

 

A Parnassus in Baritone/Treble .... hmmm ... I wonder if there'd be a chance of that ????

 

Looks as if this could be the sixth one that Wim has made... it would be nice to see some reports from other owners.. or hear some recordings. :)



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:49 AM

For sale need a little work but lovely concertina

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:24 PM

Here's a fleeting shot of my Wakker A4 in its natural environment

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:22 PM

Hi All,

 

 

The latest, C/G. Tassie Tiger.

 

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