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Will Moore

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About Will Moore

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday 03/31/1984

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Concertina playing! I also love technology, cycling and being with my family!
  • Location
    Maidstone, Kent, UK

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  1. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    Just to give you an update, Simon has now made a fitted foot for the case which precisely fits the concertina and keeps the bellows nice and compressed now Thanks for the advice, on this - I am really really happy now!
  2. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    wayman - discourse is what moves us forward without your (and others) comments on the bellows, I would have been happily ignorant, thinking that the case was perfect, then in 20 years time, I would need new bellows as I hadn't been storing them properly compressed. I appreciate any comments.
  3. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    Thanks for all the feedback I really do appreciate it. Simon (the maker) actually contacted me after reading this thread and has come up with a plan to fully block the case so that these issues go away. That's the beauty of something handmade I guess - it can be updated easily by the person who made it! With regards to rigidity - the case is actually very stable as it uses thick leather and a very modern high density foam in combination. There is of course more give than plywood - but not enough to worry about. Buckle opening time? For me that is a bonus as it means my kids can't open it! That said Simon offers other fast close locks too - I requested buckles as I like the look of them
  4. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    It’s actually custom made to perfectly fit so no need for blocking The photo of the instrument in the case shows otherwise ... unless that's a photograph before the blocks were put in? The bellows are open, loose, and uneven. A properly-fit blocked case means the bellows are snugly closed, compressed, and even. Well I’m happy and it is snug. Perhaps some blocks for the back wouldn’t be a bad idea will order some and fit them myself
  5. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    It’s actually custom made to perfectly fit so no need for blocking
  6. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    I am an indoor/fair weather player so that doesn't bother me too much, but if I were to be a travelling concertina player, that would certainly be a consideration!
  7. Will Moore

    Leather Case For My Wheatstone Anglo

    You make a valid point, but there is a suede wrap inside that covers the concertina. I could have opted for a fully closed lid, but my budget maxed out!
  8. So after some months of waiting, my new case has arrived for my Wheatstone. I must say, the case is a really lovely thing, so I thought I would share photos. I purchased from Simon Brock, founder of http://leatherforfolkies.co.ukand can highly recommend him. The price was reasonable and everything is made by hand (even hand stitched) and Simon has a range of other case types available - even a hexagonal case should that take your fancy
  9. Proud to have been first to pledge Really looking forward to it
  10. Will Moore

    Holden Concertinas No. 1

    I’ve followed much of your journey here Alex and I am so impressed it looks amazing. I can’t wait for instruments 2,3 and 4 now
  11. Will Moore

    New Solo Album: Hayden + Voice

    Thanks very much Listening now and like it a lot so far
  12. Will Moore

    I Wish I Was Single Again

    Thanks for sharing Gary Will add to my ever increasing list of tracks I need to learn
  13. Will Moore

    Wolverton Is My Delight

    Brilliant to hear you have found such a lovely concertina Rob, please do post videos and photos when you get a chance - I love to hear others play and see their 'babies' in action
  14. I did a lot of research into bellows papers and found that Dave Elliots papers are unbeatable. The quality of the paper is amazing and the design is printed in gold leaf (or something similar) instead of ink. You can buy them from here https://concertina-spares.com/product/premium-bellows-papers-by-david-elliott/?v=79cba1185463 Here's a sample from my Wheatstone -
  15. Will Moore

    My Wheatstone Linota Is Complete!

    High praise indeed thanks for the comments. I put an awful lot of love into that little Tina and I hope she will serve me well for decades to come. The Lintoa has a lovely tone - very warm. One day I’ll find a truly skilled player near me and record it being played as it should be! Or perhaps I’ll keep going until I’m that skilled player!
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