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  2. Another bump with a lowered price.
  3. Hi! One more addition to the growing list 😁 Lachenal & co. 32-button Anglo (Rose?), serial num. 164988 (or the last digit could be 3). Bought it from a person who bought it from Chris Algar back in 1995.
  4. I'm both a scientist (Physics PhD) and a musician (obviously a concertina player: that's why I'm here). I might agree about calling 2f the first overtone, but not the first harmonic. But this is thread drift from the original subject of what harmonics there are and how they arise from the air flow over the vibrating reed. I was recently contemplating the respective virtues of alternative temperaments for a new concertina, prompted by one particular equal temperament major third on one of my present concertinas sounding very harsh. But I eventually realised that other major thirds on the same instrument are much less harsh. That suggests that the harshness is due to the strengths of the various harmonics of the particular two notes; but I haven't got around to looking at their spectra.
  5. I've had no contact with DoN for many years. A great shame as he is a real gentleman. We stayed with them for a few days long, long ago. You're right about his suspicion of forum software. His web site was hosted on his own home server. If that's still true then the fact that his page is still available is a good sign that he is still alive and kicking. Chris
  6. From my experience with Jamulus I'd say you've got that bang to rights there. Chris
  7. Yes, the jig was designed around the end plate. The jig has been made and works like a charm.
  8. Seth

    C/G Anglo for sale

    I keep trying to upload more photos but it says they are too big. I can email them to anyone interested as well as a YouTube video of the instrument being played. Seth Hamon HamonBagpipes.com
  9. 6” Herrington Classic model in C/G. Wheatstone layout, 7 fold leather bellows, riveted action, Binci A-Mano Professional reeds, Walnut action box and hand rests, crimped metal end plates, with padded wooden case. $1800 , located in USA.
  10. I did buy a used H2N five years ago(eek!) and use it as a USB microphone, but I only use it to record myself while practicing so I have not tried to optimize the sound quality or to tweak the sound afterwards. Settings? I use 44.1kHz and set the gain according to the manual. I do not think that it does 24 bit recording as a USB microphone, but I have not really investigated that. I record using Audacity on a PC. For my purposes it works just fine. One problem I had with my H2N was that the previous owner had cross-threaded the plastic threads (a stupid idea) that are used to mount it on a tripod. I over-drilled the thread hole and glued in a brass threaded insert which now works well. The little tripod (a cheapo camera tripod) that came in the accessory kit was not worth having - I use a better quality small camera tripod that I already owned. You do need a tripod, or a mount of some sort, with this device, I do not think just setting it down on a table top would work very well. This is quite old tech so you might want to see what else is new. It can operate as an 'audio interface' for the microphone but I was unable to get it to work on JamKazam - I suspect that the latency inside the H2N is too long to make it useful in this context.
  11. Last week
  12. Posting in this thread rather than start a new one, has anyone found H2N settings that work particularly well for concertina recording? Or any tips and tricks? Edit; Oh, I have an H1N. Same question applies, I suppose!
  13. Playing the arrangement of Shenandoah from Gary's book "Sailor Songs for Concertina". I love this tune.
  14. I think scientists tend to do that, while musicians tend to use "fundamental" with the octave as the first harmonic. In other words, musicians treat "harmonic" as synonymous with "overtone", as in this definition of "harmonic" (the first to come up on a google search): 1. MUSIC an overtone accompanying a fundamental tone at a fixed interval, produced by vibration of a string, column of air, etc. in an exact fraction of its length.
  15. Simply having fun...
  16. You did and I replied. For various reasons I've been away from the forum so many apologies to you and also to Nabio. As you requested I've made a recording of Anne playing it and I thought others would like to hear it so here's a couple of tunes. The first is one of hers called Eating of Maidens is a Horrid thing to Do (it's the tune of a song from an opera Anne wrote in which a dragon is reprimanded for his anti-social activities), the second is a chordal arrangement of Lark in the Clear Air. You will hear that it has a very sweet sound that is typical of brass reeded instruments. Downsides are that they are slow to speak and hence take more work to get them to sound and because it only has four-fold bellows you have to change direction quite frequently. Both of these considerations are, however, reflected in the price. I recorded the tunes in my studio using a Rode NT4 stereo mic. I applied no processing whatsoever afterwards so what you hear should be a fair reflection of the sound. Here's a link to the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jtowz8unfh5bqa6/Lach%20concertina%20demo.mp3?dl=0 Chris
  17. Very nice! More often known as "Moscow Nights" in the west, this song has an interesting history: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Nights
  18. Most people would call that the 5th harmonic, counting the fundamental as the 1st harmonic. That way, the harmonic number is equal to the ratio of frequencies between the harmonic and the fundamental. See the figures here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic_series_(music)#Frequencies,_wavelengths,_and_musical_intervals_in_example_systems
  19. Nice to hear a baritone, very rich sound and nicely played. I would love to have a go at making these at some point.
  20. Brilliant, I love low pitched anglos. I don't think I've ever heard a 30 key Lachenal baritone in full flight- you do it real justice, can't imagine it's the easiest instrument to play!
  21. Thanks comment, I found the comment fish glue is good at YouTube. https://bit.ly/3mnITqH I thought that the fish glue is better because it can warm the water and remove the parts. Easy to repair.
  22. John, it’s difficult to do a direct comparison to my Dipper. The Dipper was sold as a “Professional County Clare” and Colin said he put his “best” reeds in those. It’s metal ended with a bright and distinctive sound. It’s maybe 30 years old and I’ve played it a lot, though not so much in the last couple of years, and the reeds are well broke in. I’ve included a photo of the Dipper below. The TC Suttner is new (literally just made a few weeks ago) and wooden ended. The reeds haven’t been played much yet and they are a little softer toned and don’t have the brightness of the Dipper. Still it’s a good sound and I expect they’ll sound much richer in a few months of playing. The seven fold bellows move very readily and the buttons only require a light touch to operate. I find the action to be crisp and responsive. The Dipper...
  23. Last entry on this page from the Wheatstone archive dates it to August 1960. http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD03/PAGES/D3P0950L.HTM Ledger SD03 Page 095 Serial No. 36614 to No. 36636
  24. For those that do not know the process , spring steel if heated to red hot and plunged into cold water is hard but brittle. The steel then slowly heated changes colour and goes straw coloured then blue. At any point this can be plunged into cold water to retain the softer less brittle steel. Wheatstone reeds are usually blue in colour. Filing Jeffries reeds they always seemed to be harder nearer straw I should think. Al
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