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Sunbeamer

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  1. That’s a good looking instrument Margaret , good luck on your concertina journey!
  2. I asked Mr CMB a question last night, by EBay email ,no response till now . ......... it looks very nice, as you say if it’s for real.
  3. Hello, it went to Barleycorn concertinas , sorry for late reply
  4. Brilliant! What a very useful metronome, thanks for posting
  5. Hello folks , Des , I will post some photos soon . the dimensions are very similar to my 30 key Crabb Anglo . Yes the 20 key Jeffries is light and very quick, sound wise can’t tell the difference between it and its bigger siblings. Clive , thanks for the tip, the soft solder repair looks old and is very solid. Im being fussy, but I like my instruments to be at their best both cosmetically and sound wise. 🙂 At a guess I’d say that the extra hole in the side was used to hold a small music stand, I’ve seen similar things on old “Sally Army “ instruments.
  6. Another thought, anyone know what the metal ends are made of ?
  7. Hello all , I have a very nice Jeffries 20 key Anglo, it’s a lovely thing to play , light and fast . Although it’s cosmetically quite nice , one end has had a few repairs to the metal work , these have been done with what appears to be standard “soft solder” . The integrity of the repair is sound but looks horrible ( see photo) could anyone recommend either a way I can effect a better repair , or someone who would undertake this kind of of work for me ? thanks in advance
  8. It’s gone , sold elsewhere folks.

  9. Hello folks , still looking for a new home
  10. Hello folks, I am wondering if any one has a drawing/ picture of a spring making jig , I’ve got some broken springs on my old Lachenal I'm using.025” phosphor bronze wire . thanks
  11. They say a man needs a project, sounds like you have one , plus the right attitude! all the best to you
  12. Thanks ! it deserves to be played , not sat in the box . Since I got my new one from Paul Harvey it’s neglected
  13. Lachenal Baritone, beautiful deep tone , £1500 + post here’s a YouTube link to Jake playing it before I purchased it . its not a fast tune playing machine but wonderful for bass lines and chords. Nicely in tune concert pitch https://youtu.be/_xXTHdCZjwk
  14. That’s a great looking Concertina , here it is in English : MY WIFE SELLS HER WOLVERTON MODEL ANGLO WITH 30 BUTTONS C / G JEFFRIES KEYBOARD TIPO MANO REEDS MADE IN ITALY STAINLESS STEEL BUTTONS PNEUMATIC LEVER INSTRUMENT HANDMADE BY JAKE MIDDLETON IN ENGLAND VISIBLE ON HIS SITE bon chance ! ?
  15. French polish is very nice , if your looking for a simple solution try Tru oil , used for gun stocks and often on my mandolins. I've never tried it on concertina ends but it does make a very pleasant finish. good luck with your project
  16. Up till now Mikes Beat mirror is looking like a least a part solution, I’m going to try it thanks
  17. Hello folks , On the subject of current concertina makers : I have just collected my new 22 key hybrid Baritone Anglo in c/g , accidentals are Bb/ Bb and C#/ C# . Designed and built by the talented Paul Harvey in Olive Ash and Hemlock, delrin buttons ,7 fold leather bellows with reclaimed accordion reeds . ( Paul also builds with bellows for veggies ) This instrument is wonderful, beautiful construction , very cool design good tone and surprisingly responsive for a Baritone. Having this instrument built has been a most enjoyable journey from the initial design discussions to completion. For the record, I have no commercial interest with Paul .
  18. I completely understand where your coming from with that question, I have been ignoring the metronome on my recording software for years . I invariably end up using a drum to put down a metronome after I’ve roughly got a few bars down to set the grove . this is less than ideal . I would be fascinated by the prospect of a reliable “thinking” metronome. i have found that timing and grove are even more important when playing concertina, particularly when working alone .
  19. My sixpence worth : I am certain that there are many expert players out there who have an excellent grasp on the use of a drone ( sing out folks ! ) i use my D drone to either “reinforce “ my low D , play Big D chords and very occasionally actually as a drone , an example would be on the B part of a tune , just hang on the drone as you start or end a phrase. Ive also heard the drone used to great effect on a slow air . hope that’s useful, enjoy your new concertina. M
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