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  1. Anyone know where i can buy some. Can't play until I get some. Thanks Ron
  2. Had it apart today and though I would post some pics just in case someone is interested in seeing pics. Ron
  3. That's a good tip. I first heard it from an accordeonist. As an example, if you're playing a piece in C major, and the melody note is an F when the harmonisation calls for a G7 chord, then you ony need a G major chord - G-B-D - in the left hand. Together with the right-hand F, this gives you G-B-D-F, which is the G7 chord. I suppose this is part of what is meant by left-right hand coordination. It's important for any duet system, but above all for the Anglo, where it's all too easy to mash down on full left-hand chords, even when they're counter-productive! Cheers, John Very Good Tip. Thanks Ron
  4. That was my problem too loud on the left with 4 notes. Baffle sounds good. I have to check out the link and any info you have. Maybe just leaving 2 buttons not played on a 7th will help. Should be able to test a baffle by adding it to the outside of the concertina. Thanks Ron
  5. I use the normal major triangle chord. To make it a 7th I think you add the button before the major root button. This would be 4 buttons pushed at once. Is This the best way? It sounds maybe too full with 4 buttons down. Do you pros leave one out??? Thanks Ron
  6. Where would low C on an accordion be and middle C on the Hayden? Is there a chart showing where the notes are on the Hayden duet? Thanks Ron
  7. I bought a Hayden Duet but still having trouble getting any music. Maybe the best way is beginner piano or accordion music and try to adapt the bass and treble to fit the Hayden. Ron
  8. Well, congratulations. You’ve fixed your first concertina. I’m an anesthesiologist. More than once I’ve seen a patient’s symptoms cured by surgeons who did nothing more than open, look around, find nothing, and close. The pics are great, but you’d have to tell us which was the problem button (and whether the picture is before or after the switch) for it to mean anything. The button is the one with the mark on the top in the earier pics above. I moved it to another position. It is the 3 button or GF. Earlier pics are the before and here is an after. Both these pics are the same but the S marks the new switched button. On the right side is the problem button before I place it on the last rod.Thanks Ron
  9. OK Took it apart and really didn't see any major concerns. I did notice the button that continued to sound was a little tilted. I did do a switch of that button and one that is used very little. I also added some dry silicone lube to the spring and pivot section on the rod. I put back together and it seems to sound very good again. I hope this is it but so far so good. Trying to post some pics here so all can see the inside of a Stagi W-15 30 button anglo. Thanks ALL Ron
  10. You guys have all the tips. Today is open day. I will post pics if this site allows me to do it. Thanks all later Ron
  11. OK so thats tricky but what do you look for inside and how do you take care of it? Can a spring be made a little tighter or can anything be adjusted? Is it always spring pressure? Is it possible to switch buttons? Thanks Ron
  12. Nice info. Screwdriver not a problem but do all the buttons fall out when you take the screws out. Can you give some pointers before I try to take apart? Thanks very much Ron
  13. It seems like one button on the right hand continues to sound after I move from the button. It does stop playing but stays on sometimes for 2 or 3 beats. Is there an easy fix? Do I just keep playing it like this until it might stop? Thanks for the help Ron
  14. Thanks for all that great info. I was looking at a 20 button wheatstone but don't know if its all original. Thanks again for the help Ron
  15. Thanks very much for all that info. I will contact Doug Barr and see what he recommends. I am retired and feel when you get older lessons might not be the correct way. I have played music for 60 years but different instruments. Thanks again Ron
  16. Not a new way to play it, a new way to write it down. The B is the first note of the tune (“I’m”). It’s an upbeat, so a bar line | comes next. Then the 3 d’s are the next 3 notes (“Popeye the”). And so on. The neat thing about it is that not only can people read it, but software can read it and turn it into, for instance, a pdf of traditional music notation or sound output so you can here it. All the details are here. Thanks for all your help I will get to learn this new method. I am use to reading music. Thanks Ron
  17. I agree! I have a Bastari double reed which has buttons harder than normal to press so I use it to exercise my fingers. I have a Stagi single reed which seems very easy and fast button press after playing the double reed and a 30 button anglo Stagi nice for more difficult stuff. I do like them but would like to hear a good quality concertina. All mine are Anglos and to me sound good. Good fun! Thanks Ron
  18. I have Stagi's at the moment and thinking about upgrade. Thanks all Ron
  19. Thanks for covering everything. I will keep an eye open but I don't think I can make the judgement of if its good or bad. Many on ebay will just say its good. Thanks again and I keep practicing and looking. Do the Edgleys, Tedrows and Morse's have the same key setup as Stagi. Ron
  20. When is it time to move to a top brand? Is there a sound difference and play difference from say a Stagi. What brands would be considered better than a Stagi? Looking to go with an anglo maybe 30 button. Would it be better to go with 30 button over 20 button? Thanks Ron
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