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Dave Weinstein

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    Duvall, Washington

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  1. Dave Weinstein

    How far is the salt air dangerous...

    All my instruments are in a room kept at 45% Relative Humidity, so that should be ok.
  2. Dave Weinstein

    How far is the salt air dangerous...

    We are approaching the traditional three months of sunshine in the Pacific Northwest, and there are weekend places for rent along Puget Sound (salt water). The question is, assuming playing inside, on a dry day, but within 100 meters of the salt water, how much risk to the instruments are involved?
  3. If you're considering the risk of salt air to Concertinas, how far is safe? Just stay away from being on the water? Be careful being within a few dozen feet of the water? Stay a few blocks away? Coastal towns are a bad idea?
  4. Dave Weinstein

    CITES and Personal Travel Question

    I would personally not cross an international border with a CITES restricted instrument at this time, unless I had no other option. There is a reasonable chance that by the end of the summer, things will be much more relaxed, but that is not guaranteed.
  5. Dave Weinstein

    iPad music score apps

    I use Tunebook for ABC. Also, the iPad Mini 5 comes out imminently, and is significantly more powerful.
  6. Dave Weinstein

    Upcoming concertinas for sale

    The tension is killing me here...
  7. Dave Weinstein

    The Button Box has a 55B Wheatstone Hayden for sale

    With that, I'm tempted and I don't play that system.
  8. Dave Weinstein

    Upcoming concertinas for sale

    Very keen on the miniatures. What are the layouts on the duets?
  9. Dave Weinstein

    Upcoming concertinas for sale

    Just checking to make sure I didn't miss this...
  10. Dave Weinstein

    Shipping Insurance Enquiry

    I use Heritage Music Insurance (http://www.musicins.com/) for my instruments, but they only cover the instruments once I have them. However, I have been able to purchase specific riders from them (inexpensively) that specifically covered the instrument in transit (whether to me, or off and back for maintenance). (I have fortunately never had to make a claim, I was pointed in their direction by a local luthier)
  11. One of the interesting things I've found is that a lot of the unpleasant harmonics are most evident when you are right on top of the instrument. I'll ask people to compare two notes (that is to say, the same note, but two different reeds), and often the one I like more is *not* the one that sounds better 10 feet away. Similarly, I can listen to Jody Kruskal play a passing close third harmony and it sounds great, but playing the instrument that close third (admittedly, not as passing as Jody can play it) just *grates*.
  12. Dave Weinstein

    Two Nice C/g Jeffries

    I wish I could afford to buy either of these, but thank you for preserving the tunings.
  13. Dave Weinstein

    Spot The Difference

    I refer to my anglos as "Baritone" (since they are in the same range as a Baritone C/G), and they interestingly enough do have shifted fingering on both hands (since the innermost row is lower in pitch than the middle row, rather than higher).
  14. With Folklife now just under five weeks away (yes, I'm counting days, don't judge me), who is planning on going? And, now for those outside of the Pacific Northwest of the United States... Folklife (now in it's 44th year), is one of the largest free music festivals in the world. Based on the definition “what folks do at home to entertain themselves and pass on their traditions”, it focuses on music and dance, although there are of course vendors, street food booths, artists, and more. It's probably my favorite weekend of the year. http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/
  15. Dave Weinstein

    Small/miniature Concertinas?

    Bob Tedrow was making a "concertiny" at one point: http://hmi.homewood.net/mini/