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  2. Bit late to this topic but you may find the attached relevant. 20 Anglo Crabb Typical EbBb.doc It is possible that vintage UK made Eb/Bb were supplied to the Salvation Army as some years ago, I acquired a wood ended, 26 bone button Ab/Bb Anglo, stamped on the end with the SA (blood & fire) logo and fitted with a music clip. Geoff
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    Hi there I am looking for a A2 Suttner in the key of C/G. Jeffiers lay out please
  4. Fancy hand cutting that fretwork! be a bit of a bugger if you make a mistake.
  5. Maybe it's not the same note pushing and pulling? Wouldn't be the first time an auctioneer misdescribed a concertina.🤯
  6. Very few Bass singers can sing to Bass instrument and maintain vocal clarity in the performance. The instruments are too powerful and the frequencies too close. You have to play some form of accompaniment a long way from the sung notes.
  7. Are you sure that the screws are original? It may well be that they are off a machine of a different period or manufacture and that they are binding in the threads in the nuts.
  8. Free reeds are one thing, but if I’m not mistaken, nobody had affixed a bellows to a free reed instrument until 1829 or so. The older Asian instruments referenced in the paper (or abstract, anyway) were (are) mouth-blown. And if the object in the Goya is a free reed instrument, it appears to have a bellows.
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  10. Thanks for posting that, Daniel. Now I can just about make out the words of the verse. (On the record they only sing the refrain.)
  11. This paper seems to give hope to those who would like Goya's painting to depict some kind of early concertina=type instrument (possibly made by one of Edward Jay's ancestors, of conjured up by one of Ricky Jay's). https://pubs.aip.org/asa/jasa/article/138/3_Supplement/1912/639760/Early-history-of-the-European-free-reed
  12. If you don't mind me asking - where do you UK folks source your leather from? Thank you.
  13. Or modify the case. The original photo shows thane screw has enough space, just need to remove some padding to clear the other.
  14. Rather than adapt an instrument to suit the case (and risk damaging a vintage instrument), look at making (or acquiring) a slightly larger case.
  15. This instrument is now sold, and a donation sent to c.net.
  16. I am not sure what that format is, nor am I the creator of the sheet music I linked, so I also can't access the original Musescore file. Sorry I can't be of more help
  17. “Original”. Depends on the context. Many Jeffries concertinas seem to have had rectangular valves originally. The quality and thickness of the leather are far more important.
  18. A 3/32" drill bit fits through the threaded hole in the plates/nuts and bottoms out well beyond the length of the screws. It seems the wood is being "form threaded" by the ends of the screws but some pieces of wood are hard and won't allow the screws to thread in very far. The easiest thing to do would be to remove the receiver plates/captive nuts and just drill the holes out a little, but they're so tight in the wood that it wouldn't be an easy job to remove them to do this. The threads on the thumb screws are SAE 4-48, a standard but uncommon size. Not something that I'd find at a local hardware store. If they were 4-40 I have taps that would clean out the wood. The metric M3 taps are larger in diameter than these screws and the thread pitches don't match well, so I can't substitute a metric tap to clean out the wooden holes. I do have some 4-48 screws so I may be able to make a tap good enough to work in wood. I'm off to the N.E. Squeeze In in a couple of days. Time to ponder. I probably won't do anything until I'm back from the event.
  19. Yea when I tried to make it I kinda just skipped a bunch of the starting notes and overall it wasn't turning out great so I just gave up on it. I love your videos btw and pretty much every song I've learned on the concertina came from your videos, so keep up the great work!
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  21. Here's the "King Street Sessions Tunebook" incipits as an online flipbook: https://tinyurl.com/y7cf4852 Click the title of any tune to play!
  22. This is an absolute game changer. Designrr.io is a service that can turn PDFs into online interactive flipbooks. This is a demo of my CCE 2001 Tunebook turned into an online flipbook. The flipbook retains all the interactivity of my PDF tunebook and works on both desktop and mobile browsers. You can play any tune in the flipbook by clicking its title. Try it here: https://tinyurl.com/yc6s95r2 To learn more about Designrr, please visit: https://designrr.io Demo video:
  23. Tilting it one flat toward the rear causes the thumb straps to hit the corner blocks and be stressed when the lid is closed. Rotating it one flat the other way makes it harder to get the instrument out of the case.
  24. Any alteration to the depth of the blind drilled holes for the captive nuts (sometimes called receiver plates) may well cause a load of trouble to some restorer in the future. Pulling out the captive nuts can damage the instrument by pulling veneer away with the nut. You may even affect the potential resale value, since putting right any alterations is an expensive process. As a repairer, I would caution against any alteration to a vintage instrument. Looking at the photo, have you tried turning the instrument through 45 degrees in its case? The wrist strap thumbscrews shouldn't then touch the inside of the case.
  25. Thanks! Well I needed a concertina to go bellow my bass voice! 😂 it’s hard to be heard over this when you’re singing un-amplified.
  26. Just a heads up that you're replying to a ten year old "for sale" listing....
  27. You now have more control over the fonts used for the title page, table of contents, index, page headers/footers, and page numbers. Unfortunately the PDF generation engine I use for the additional pages that I inject along with the tunes is limited to Times, Helvetica, and Courier and supports: Normal, Bold, Oblique, and BoldOblique styles. This is independent of the fonts available for the tunes themselves. You have much more flexibility there. They are rendered entirely differently by the browser in SVG format, then rasterized into the PDF tunebook. Those are only limited by the fonts available in your browser. Additionally, you have always had the ability to customize the font sizes and spacing for the table of contents and index pages, check http://michaeleskin.com/abctools/userguide.html#table_of_contents_and_index_font_size_and_line_spacing_overrides for more details. Demo video:
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