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#1 Mike Pierceall

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:29 AM

This is an instrument I've been restoring on and off for the past couple of years.  I installed a new set of bellows today.  This is an impromptu video here:



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:14 AM

Mike:

 

Nice playing as always.

 

Did you 'sweeten' the tone with a bit of audio post-processing or is that really how that New Model sounds? 

 

Really nice round sound.

 

I also did not hear any Lachenal action clacking.  What sort of action is this?

 

Don.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 11:07 AM

enjoyable as ever Michael. the description said a 61 key tenor treble. I usually think of 56 buttons for a TT. What extra range do you have?

 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

Mike:

 

Nice playing as always.

 

Did you 'sweeten' the tone with a bit of audio post-processing or is that really how that New Model sounds? 

 

Really nice round sound.

 

I also did not hear any Lachenal action clacking.  What sort of action is this?

 

Don.

Thank you, Don.  The sound is as-recorded.  No post processing.  The action is the standard Lachenal hook action.  This is the second set of bellows I've made for this instrument.  The first set used a heavier-weight card stock that was not entirely to my liking.  I used a thinner and harder card stock for this set, which gives the instrument a brighter tone. 



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:00 PM

enjoyable as ever Michael. the description said a 61 key tenor treble. I usually think of 56 buttons for a TT. What extra range do you have?

 

 - John.

 

Thank you, John.  The additional notes bring the instrument up to D# in the 7th position.  The lowest note is, as typical for a TT, C below middle C.  It is unusual in that most extended TT's I've seen are 64-key instruments.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:59 PM

Interesting.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:28 PM

Don, in my own experience the "hook" just might make it a bit slow, whereas the click-e-di-clack is indicative of worn bushings.

Best wishes - Wolf




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