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  1. For anyone looking at buying a Duet and deciding which system to choose I would suggest entirely disregarding that (heavily biased) statement. It's something you'll hear a lot from Maccan players. But it's nonsense. The reality is that Crane and Hayden systems are not only perfectly capable of getting you to the exact same horizon but can sometimes do so more quickly due to being more logical in their layout when learning. A better rephrasing of the analogy would be that a Maccan is for the walk to the horizon and Crane or Haden is for the drive their. Here is an example of a Crane Duet being played by Jean Megly with the curb left far behind and the horizon in sight (Hayden can do this kind of stuff as well)... https://concertina.org/archive/sound_archive/CandS/SonOfReadersTape/SonOfReadersATrack07.mp3
  2. For anyone looking at buying a Duet and deciding which system to choose I would suggest entirely disregarding that (heavily biased) statement. It's something you'll hear a lot from Maccan players. But it's nonsense. The reality is that Crane and Hayden systems are not only perfectly capable of getting you to the exact same horizon but can sometimes do so more quickly due to being more logical in their layout when learning. A better rephrasing of the analogy would be that a Maccan is for the walk to the horizon and Crane or Haden is for the drive their. Here is an example of a Crane Duet being played by Jean Megly with the curb left far behind and the horizon in sight (Hayden can do this kind of stuff as well)... https://concertina.org/archive/sound_archive/CandS/SonOfReadersTape/SonOfReadersATrack07.mp3
  3. Thanks very much for that info. I've just had a chat with him now, and made arrangements. I appreciate your help. All the best
  4. Does anyone know where I might be able to get my duet concertina tuned professionally in the UK. I live in the Norfolk area, but will courier it if necessary. I had it restored by as a present for someone but they never really used it so I've had it back and would like to use it myself but now it's gone way out of tune on some notes, and I'm not confident to try it myself. I'd rather let a pro do it. Can anyone recommend a good place to go or send it to? It was restored by Wheatstones originally. They did a beautiful job on it back then, but they seem hard to get hold of now so I need somewhere else. Thank you for any help.
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