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  1. I was at the Springfield ,OH flea market this weekend and nearly succumbed to an old 20b Bastari Anglo in rough shape. The seller wanted $75, but was willing to haggle a little. I had a go on it, and discovered holes in the bellow, and 2buttons that made no noise at all (broken valve?)...so I passed. Also, my wife would have killed me....I did pick up a couple concertina figurines, however. I'll post pix as soon as I can! Greg PS- what do the experts here think would have been a good price? What do you think the repairs would have run me? (I appreciate the info!)
  2. I still don't see those letters.....I do, however, see the wrod "Coors" to the left of the finger rest....
  3. What if I see Naked ladies holding pints beckoning me?
  4. Slick installation! Looks very natural to the instrument!
  5. I've been known to flail about trying to play concertina, and I'm always strapped.... PS - I'm of German/English descent...I'll get all drunk on Bitter and go Berserk on you!
  6. Easy, there Jeff....we young punks don't want to scare the old folks badly enough to get ourselves kicked off the site!
  7. I don't know for certain, but it's the first one I've seen....
  8. First you make fun of the size of his concertina, then you call him pasty-faced...you tryin' to pick a fight or something? Edited to correct my excruciatingly poor typing.
  9. NOT exactly what I meant.... I was thinking that they have to dispose of carcasses anyway.... My Canadian wife and her mother were confused when I was giving directions, and said to "pass the Vet's Cemetary"...The MIL thought "vetrinarians" and the wife thought "Vettes"....should have taught me phrase things properly then, I suppose.
  10. Is it neccesary to use a particular animal's bones? It strikes me a deal might be struck with a local vetrinarian if one isn't picky....
  11. Frankly, I think it's cool that the leather is green. And now so are we...with envy. Congrats!
  12. Well, then you KNOW it was an exaggeration! I once painted a motorcycle frame in the basement, resulting in some fumes leaking into the house...my wife accused me of "trying to kill the whole family"! Clearly, a feminine tendancy toward alarmist behavior!
  13. Are the bellows leather dark green or is my monitor that bad?
  14. I have to disagree...I really don't care for patterned bellows papers. That being said, that's a fine concertina. I'm just more of a "plain bellows" man....
  15. Well, Helen, you started this thread. What about you?
  16. If he piblicly admits to playing concertina, he must be used to good-natured ribbing by now! (If one more person says "Arr, matey. Where be yer parrot?" I'll snap!)
  17. "London Bridge" was the first recognizable tune I played. (Becasue it's in the Jackie tutor manual). My wife applauded at actually recognizing the sounds as music for the first time. Ah, it makes me nostaligic.....Oh, wait that was last week! Greg Knipe
  18. I had a wonderful time, and I LOVE percussion dancing! I've never seen someone stepdance ,sing, and play a reel on fiddle at the same time. Amazing!
  19. Well, the larger the object, the greater cumulative force gravity exerts on it.... Seriously, I was just trying to support my Homie, Jeff...he takes a lot of tweaking over his opinions, and when we agree, I like to make it known. When we don't agree, I keep quiet, because Jim and Stephen will already be teasing him anyway! I actually do use a neckstrap, because I am still turning pages in a tutorial as I practice. I've played guitar, bass clarinet, and saxophone, so it seems natural to me. Yo, Jeff...word to yo' mutha!
  20. I'm heading out for the inlaws' house in Dayton in about 6 hours. Anyone want to meet up Saturday night? Literally, dinner AND a floor show! The band lineup lists no drummers, but rather a "Percussive Dancer"...should be interesting!
  21. I have absolutely no idea....seems a fair bet that he's related somehow. To my knowledge, no one has ever done any geneological research on my family.
  22. You're scaring me a little here..... Now you're really scaring me..... Appearing soon on www.hotkiltboys.com!!!! Seriously, I often use a neckstrap, but never a kilt. I'm pretty sure society is safer that way. I just ain't pretty!
  23. Yes, my wife has inadvertantly taught me one in particular, but I couldn't spell it even were it polite to do so! Actually, I sound (to my untrained ear) somewhere between a dockworker and Maurice Chevalier...it's pretty obvious I "ain't from around these here parts" when I'm up there. Well, I like pickles for one thing...also, it's just one of those words that stick in my head easily.
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