Posted 15 December 2004 - 02:52 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 02:56 PM
Well, that's being what's possible even though it may be improbable. For the impossible I'd go with the same but make it a 65-key but only the same size and weight as the 56....
Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:20 PM
What about including options for the current makers of concertinas with concertina reeds?
For the record I think my idea would be a Jefferies anglo 38 key or a Wheatstone 40 key... or maybe Suttner's 38 key (Coming from the Button Accordion world I am not a weight weenie ).
I currently play a Marcus Hybrid, and looking forward to a 30 key Edgley and a 30 key Kensington (which uses real concertina reeds).
Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:29 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:48 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:25 PM
I have a Morse Albion and a Lachenal New Model. The Lachenal is just great, it has a new Concertina Connection action and is completely rebuilt. It's a loud, powerful concertina with a lightning quick response. I think it's right up there with the nicest vintage concertinas I've played. The funny thing is, I play the Morse probably 80% of the time. I'm not sure why, but the Morse is easier to play, and probably for that reason it's more fun. I also prefer the tone of the Morse when playing tunes from Dancing With Ma Baby. I think they sound better on the Morse than they do on vintage concertinas.
The Morse is the most comfortable concertina I've ever played. I just love it's light weight, which I feel makes it a lot easier for me to play expressively. I think if I had the money I'd get one in black just to have a different one to play. Rich, I think you guys came up with a real winner when you designed it. Haven't played or seen a Geuns/Wakker yet, but I'd love to try one.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:34 PM
I think my desires are simple...
I want one of everything . BTW, I am not joking I have a bad case of CCAD (concertina compulsive aquisitive disorder) (Which I just sort of invented as our version of WHOA (WHistle Obsessive Aquisitive disorder). I have a Marcus and have two concertinas on order (An Edgley and a Kensington) and am already wondering if I could convince one of the American makers if they would make an Anglo with 38 keys in a Jefferies layout (I would go to Suttner or Dipper except for the multi year wait and the cost)....
Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:46 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:44 PM
That said, I'll have a 46-key Crabb in C/G, please.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:18 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:31 PM
I agree that an open market segment waiting for someone to jump into it is a 36 or 38 key hybrid anglo. Rich M. perhaps you can fit those reeds from the Albion in there? After seeing Jody and Tom Kruskal in workshops I see the uses for these and for now you have find an old one or wait years for a custom job.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:27 PM
Wot he said.
My box is a Dickinson/Wheatstone wooden-ended 46-key Hayden Duet. The box of my dreams would be a Dickinson/Wheatstone burled walnut ended 58-key Hayden Duet.
Actually, my Dickinson/Wheatstone 46-key Hayden Duet has metal ends and I'd also be happy with a big Dipper Hayden (pun acknowledged but not intended), but you get the idea.
Posted 16 December 2004 - 04:12 AM
Andy Norman already does them, but I got the impression when I had mine made that he didn't make them in huge numbers - I wonder how many people are aware of them? I have a 36-key G/D of his, which is great - and have played his 36-key C/G "demonstration" instrument, which obviously responded a bit quicker down the bottom end than the G/D.
I agree that an open market segment waiting for someone to jump into it is a 36 or 38 key hybrid anglo.
If anyone is after one of these, his waiting list when I ordered mine (almost two years ago) wasn't horrendous, and the price hike from the 30-key to 36-key models isn't bad at all.
Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:58 AM
Add to it perhaps (see the Ccad thread elsewhere) but never switch it!
Posted 16 December 2004 - 06:13 AM
For sessions, I guess what I want doesn't really exist, because it would have to have the sound and playability of my Jeffries G/D and the physical lightness of my Morse G/D. So both concertinas get quite a bit of playing time.
I do have other concertinas (CCAD strikes again - what a useful concept), but nowadays almost all my playing time is spent on these three.
Edited to add PS: Oh yes, and the Anglodeon is due to arrive sometime round about April. Stormy has sent me pictures of the work in progress. What heading should that go under, I wonder?
Edited by Chris Timson, 16 December 2004 - 06:25 AM.
Posted 16 December 2004 - 07:33 AM
Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:31 AM
If you're refering to my 46-key Hayden, that's the "standard" number of keys for that basic duet model. Nothing obscene or extravagant at all!
46 keys? Thats almost obscene
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