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  1. Well, let's see: Johnny Todd is always good,Bob Webb's "The Schooner" is kinda neat, Send me an email gcsalley@va.metrocast.net Cheers, Geo
  2. Neil, You cannot imagine my surprise to see and hear the Dipper! Congratulations. You might try adding a 3rd or 5th now and then. The box can take it. Cheers, Geo
  3. Bertram Levy's are as good as any. John Townley had a decent one for Shantymen, but it is probably no longer available. Cheers, Geo P.s. My Cat hated the Jeffries, and preferred the Dipper.
  4. You have to understand. The F/C Dipper was designed and built, not as just another Anglo, but as the "Shantyman" for accompanying my performances. Cheers, Geo
  5. If you are looking for a Dipper, try The Button Box. http://www.buttonbox.com/instruments-in-stock.html
  6. Well, I'll offer to post the C&S magazine in PDF if someone will provide a place and instructions. Cheers, Geo Salley (C&S Producer)
  7. The Button Box has a 45 C/G, asking $10,900. Cheers, Geo
  8. Here is the Shantyman http://www.buttonbox.com/cac0401.html
  9. Well, My wooden ended 38 C/F Dipper, and 38 G/D Jeffries, will soon be available at The Button Box, after thorough renovations. Cheers, Geo
  10. Well, Off the top of my head I offer: Bob Hope in the Paleface Bing Crosby in High Society Desi Arnez in Forever Darling Stan Laurel in The Big Noise ? in The Milagro Beanfield War But Ken Coles has copies of older threads. Cheers, Geo
  11. Also, early Stealth Technology, guarenteed not to give your position away when playing.
  12. I should have posted a picture of the box.. I have always maintained this was an armoured Anglo-German made during WWII for use on the Eastern Front.
  13. I feel sure the "Wayback machine" has a version of this thread, so forgive me of bringing it up again. What brought this up is that in getting rid of my boxes, I came upon my "silent" concertina. Many years ago I got a casting call from a producer who was putting on "Carnival". The show opens with an actor, alone on stage, playing the theme song "Love makes the World Go 'Round" on a concertina. The producer said he had tried an accordion in the pit, but it didn't sound right. So I did an audition, and got the position. Now, the next thing was to provide the actor with a concertina. So I took an old 20-button Anglo and gutted it. Then, during rehersals I had a spotlight trained on my hands so the actor could copy the moves. Mostly, they just pump away! Bob Hope in the Paleface Bing Crosby in High Society Desi Arnez in Forever Darling Stan Laurel in The Big Noise ? in The Milagro Beanfield War Alf Edwards in Moby Dick? Cheers,
  14. Many years ago I had Colin make an Anglo in F/C with wooden ends, specifically for singing accompaniment. It became the "Shantyman" Cheers, Geo
  15. How well I remember when players first sent in tapes. The tunes & styles opened new vistas. As far as Joel & John are concerned; I recall an old tune "The Erie Canal", and "I'm the only SOB left to tell the Tale". Cheers All, Geo
  16. Ah well, I'm not sure it was John, but I used to use a Scholer as part of my gig to illustrate what might be a sailor's choice; no leather to become moldy, garish, with double reeds wherin out-of-tune doesn't matter. Cheers, Geo
  17. I suppose I should provide a snailmail address: George Salley 274 White Pine Lane Hartfield Virginia, 23071
  18. Hello, long time no posts! I still have the complete set on CD for $20 postpaid. Cheers, Geo
  19. OK, back to the subject. I recommend the rougeless polishing cloth, #70-404, for the metal ends. http://www.eloxite.net/eloxitesiteindex/EL...kdescr70_6.html However I have also used a "Shino" POLISHING CLOTH. http://www.votawtool.com/zcom.asp?pg=produ...cific=jnjqenose For leather according to some, you cannot beat "English Shoe Cream" http://www.mrboots.com/general_store/index...temmel-bsc.html But you have to be careful not to get any on the bellows papers. For unfinished wood I have tried: http://www.orangeglo.com/c-woodcare.html Windex is reasonably gentle for lacquered surfaces. Cheers, Geo
  20. I noticed that Ed Stander stated that his Dipper Shantyman had a "serial number" of 182, is roughly circa 2003. John Townley's Shantyman is circa 1989 with a number of 290, and mine (which was started first) was circa 1991 has a number of 215. Do we have any others out there? Does anyone have any idea of Colin's numbering system? Cheers, Geo
  21. Regarding the "Shantyman". From the review in the Autumn 1989 issue of C&S magazine by John Townley: “This long-awaited Anglo (the first was ordered by George Salley in the summer of ’84) has finally arrived. I have played one (my own) and seen two others almost completed, and they are truly wonders of the free reed world. The intent of this model is to create a concertina that is made primarily for vocal accompaniment; lower-pitched and a bit quieter, with less upper partials, so as not to overwhelm the voice of the singer. Mine is pitched in F/C, a low baritone instrument ideal for second tenors whose highest comfortable note is an F. The other two I saw were in F/C and G/D. From a sheerly musical point of view, the instrument is a dream; inside are leather baffles (not unlike those in a pump organ) that give it a richer, warmer sound, double-emphasizing the qualities that are unique about Dipper reeds to begin with. The edges of single notes seem to turn over on themselves, giving an interior, hollow sound Reminiscent of a shawn or shenai. The reed response is twice as fast as my older G/D Dipper and the bass reeds don’t vary in pitch nearly so much with varied pressure, a real problem for most low-pitched instruments. This has the effect of vastly increasing the dynamic range as well; it suits as a solo or an accompanying instrument. Musically, it is the best-sounding concertina I have ever heard, bar none. But it doesn’t stop there, Colin and Rosalie have outdone themselves in the artiface of the body itself. Brass plates on each end feature nautical engravings; on mine, the C.S.S. Alabama leaving Cherbourg on one end, and the CSN crossed cannons and fouled anchor on the other. Brass engraving is brand new to the Dippers, but they have done a smashing job; on the other two I saw various river and canal boat themes. The body is made out of West Indian cocobolo wood and my air button is a bone scrimshawed lever in the form of a mermaid’s arm. Gold tooling decorates the polished blue goatskin bellows, and mermaids frolic about fouled anchors on the bellows [papers with square-riggers ploughing the distant sea in the background. Another significant first for the Dippers is the carved fretwork which is done in relief, more like the decorative work in an English choir pew than an ordinary concertina end.” There is more, regarding the price back then, which I will mercifully delete.
  22. FWIW, When Colin designed and built the Shantyman for me it was to be in C/F with wooden ends, to be used for singing accompaniment. Cheers, Geo
  23. My, My! Who would have thought it! Cheers, one and all. Geo
  24. Well I for one found it to be a great convenience, that, and being able to transact overseas financial matters via PayPal. The more that I can accomplish with the computer, the better! Cheers, Geo
  25. Concertina & Squeezebox Magazine on CD Volume Number 1, Number 1 thru Issue Number 32 All 1,437 pages! In Adobe PDF format $20.00 US, postpaid in the Continental USA. Canada: $20.00, postpaid (US funds) Foreign: $22.00, postpaid (US funds) Personal PayPal account only accepted, no credit cards via PayPal George Salley 274 White Pine Lane Hartfield VA, 23071 USA address change
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