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  1. Still looking...I can give a good price ðŸĪŠ
  2. Many responses, thank you ! Yes this kind of topic bring confusion again lol But yes Alex is probably right looking at the pictures 🙂 But why the put brass reeds on description...crazy ! Good to know the difference. I did try the Clare once and really like the sound but found it kind of "introvered" (hoping it make sense). So as I understand, the brass one will make a bigger sound (which is strange from brass vs Aluminium). I'll probably should go there and try it (no video yet on youtube).
  3. Hello everyone, I have seen a few thread comparing steel/brass reeds...but for vintage concertina, or kind of confusing response because some talk about brass reed plates 😉 Just find out Irish Concertina company propose the Clare concertina but with brass reed (that's new to me for a hybrid). https://www.irishconcertinacompany.com/concertina-models There are 3 surprises for me : 1. It is more expensive than steel reeds...Usually the opposite for vintage concertina. 2. They describe it as "Bright sound" (of course always relative) but I was expecting more mellow... 3. They say same as the Vintage model (has concertina reeds) concerning brightness : I always thought accordion reeds sound more bright than concertina reeds... I find it interesting 😉 Any thought ? Best Nicolas
  4. Up for an old thread, maybe someone can help 10 years after... I am planning to buy a Marcus Traveller...(I prefer a used one but I can't find any, I find it pretty expensive for a 21b...). I have the same questions...Does the size affect the sound in someway ?it seem less "Cavernish" on the left side (hoping it means something :-) Would it be appropriate to play Irish ? (of course I know the limitation vs 30b but I like that is is lighweight, easy to carry and all). Thank you !
  5. Yes and also 20% on the shipping cost ! 450$ to ship a concertina seem out of price for nearly anyone...Is that with UPS and full options ? With USPS it is much cheaper...I had two concertinas sent for around 90$ from US to Belgium.
  6. If you feel you don't play it that much, I'll like to buy it 😉 (I decide I'll stick to 20b but why not 21 ha ha) Thank you ! Nicolas
  7. No news from sdbr3121, so sale still on. Just for info I just found a Clareman sold used for 2295 euros here : https://www.adverts.ie/other-music-instruments-equipment/clareman-concertina/19269752 Best
  8. Great, you can send me a PM, that's fine ! Best
  9. Hello Jacques, Barleycorn has one with brass reed and soft tone and 6 folds https://concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/anglo-concertinas/lachenal-28-key-in-g-d-with-brass-reeds-7864/ Best
  10. I could also be interested to trade with a duet to try trying a new system 🙂
  11. I had both, I prefer the Clover without hesitation. The sound is more pleasing to my hear and like the playability better. The Clover was one my favorite hybrid. Best
  12. Ha ha that's kind of cheating gypsea...that's a norwegian cat which are super cuddly and affectionate 😉 With my previous cat, claws where sharper than ever 🙂 I had to change room or lock him outside...
  13. New tune played slowly because of my beginner level, not the concertina 😉 Just to have an idea of sound, poor smartphone microphone.
  14. I can't compare but had a Clover and I love it, lightweight, big volume, fast and great tone (one of my favorite of many hybrid that I tried, but never tried the Marcus ;-)). I only found the air button kind of hard to reach because of super stiff hand-strap. Maybe only on the specific model I got.... It had the standard finish but though it looked pretty good (to me). Quality is excellent. But if you tried the Deluxe and loved it, I would definitively go for that one 😉 The proximity factor is a huge plus ! Good luck, Nicolas
  15. Playing in session or in original key: 30b Playing for fun : 20b is sufficient if you don't mind playing the same key ! D tune can eventually be played in C, A tune can eventually be played in G. F tune can eventually be played in G. I say eventually because some notes can be too low/high or the tune won't sound good in that new key. So be prepare for some sacrifice as maybe you won't be able to play your favorite tune. The biggest problem is if you like to make a tune more interesting by adding that special note (out of home key) that can only be found in 30b. But no big deal.
  16. Hi Doug, I would love to hear such an album ! Put me on the list if this project see light of day. I also decided to focus only on 20b just because of the price difference between a 20b and 30b...it always amaze me. And also I am playing just for fun, I decide 20b is enough (or why not a 22b ;-)) Nice thread Nicolas
  17. Thank you Bill ! I still look for other opportunities, also for 20b in Bb/F. Nicolas
  18. Hello everyone, For sale a great concertina Clareman in Ab/Eb (same button relation as C/G but lower). I really love this concertina but somehow I prefer vintage's one so I decide to sell it. It is a 6 fold bellows (silent and easy), metal buttons, a sound I personally really like, fast player and loud. Jeffries layout. It has been completely been reviewed by Harry Geuns a month ago: New pads, valves, tunes up all around, and bushing buttons. A pleasure to play. A demo video by beginner : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmpswVmmhYc Looking for 1700 euros. I can also consider a (eventually partial $) trade for a no issue 20b or 26b vintage anglo in Bb/F. I can send it anywhere from Belgium. Nicolas
  19. I am no longer looking to buy a Bb/F. If someone has a proposition, let me know ! 😊 No hurry, the search is just beginning 😎 Thank you !
  20. --> Sold on FB Hello everyone, Just bought this concertina out of curiosity for a new key but I decide G/D is not for me (I only focus on Irish). So here it is : This is a lovely little G/D Jones Anglo which came from Chris Algar at Barleycorn It has steel reeds, bone buttons, lovely dark green bellows and new pads, valves and tuning done. It is in a great condition for a vintage, bellow is like new. Sold with a leather vintage case (not a concertina case but pretty close). Here is a quick recording with my phone, have to say playing with lower note is fun and relaxing 🙂 ==> Still need to find how...else I can send it. I could also look for trade (eventually partial either way $) for a 26b (or 20b) in Bb/F (or why not C/G 20b or 26b). Trade = loosing less money so you can always propose. Looking for 850 euros, sent from Belgium. Thank you Nicolas
  21. I am pretty sure AP James are a good choice, never tried it. I have tested a few Hybrids (The Clare, Clover, Morse Ceili,...) and somehow I always go back to vintage concertina. They are slower but they have lots of charm 😉 Barleycorn have four 30b Lachenal in listing, I would choose one of those... Irish company has a second hand Clare which I personally liked (not that one, but The Clare 😉 : https://www.irishconcertinacompany.com/our-preowned-concertinas Nicolas
  22. Anglo = Limited chord options and limited to bellow English = Much more chords are possible but I believe with finger gymnastic (and also in a way limited to bellow...), there is an app for Android so you can test it...(search English concertina ;-)) Chords takes lots of air ! The Duet would be my personal choice but yes a little like piano, you need a brain for each side ha ha Nicolas
  23. Thank you Dave, I will take a look ! Best
  24. Chances are next to none but one can always try 😉 (might also look for a G/C pro model) Best Nicolas
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