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About Tiposx

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    English concertina, button box, piano accordion, mandolin.
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    Durham in England

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  1. An update on my earlier post in which I described poor service from Concertina-Spares. I needed some parts that I do not have the tools to create myself. So despite my comments that I would not deal with this supplier again I blinked, and on 10th September I ordered the part via the website, paying Mark Lloyd-Adey with Paypal. I am most pleased to report that the parts arrived today, 18th September. As before, they are high quality items. Credit where it is due. Tiposx
  2. Hi Tori I like to have the dots in front of me some of the time, especially when trying out tunes or learning new ones. I find the ec is ideal for this. A tenor treble would be even more useful, although more expensive. I also play push/pull instruments and the dots aren’t much use to me for those. I only play melody lines though. Good luck with your choice.
  3. I play Irish trad tunes on treble ec but every now and then I fancy the idea of a baritone version. I expect the baritone to be slower but sound good. I like the tone of the Aeola baritone as played by Dick Glasgow in several videos. I have read on this forum several times that the Morse Geordie is a good one, and that it sounds great - but I haven’t been able to find a video or recording that demonstrates what I would call a good tone. It could be that I haven’t heard a good one, but they do not sound sweet on the videos. On the other hand the Jack sounds ok to me but looks like hard work on the bellows. I am used to the sound of traditional concertina reeds, but I also play melodeon and accordion, so I sort of know where the ball park is. So I wonder what other baritone fanciers think - what are the options for a good sounding instrument? The Wheatstone are a lot of money! Can anyone point me to a good video of a Morse Geordie? Thanks
  4. Excellent group work! I love the gypsy guitar in style and tone. Thank you for posting.
  5. I agree it is a mystery. BTW the Lachenal I refer to has brass reed tongues in brass frames, and rosewood ends. I recently sold a Lachenal with similar reeds but mahogany ends. It didn’t sound at all like the rosewood one, or a clarinet.
  6. I have a Lachenal ec with brass reeds that I think sounds strikingly like a clarinet - even my non - musician audience has remarked on it. Is is especially noticeable on upward chromatic runs.
  7. I can send you some photos of mine pre- restoration, but no measurements as it's away at the leather place. I can measure the 'tina if that helps.
  8. Hi Alex This idea might not suit the customer’s needs, but you could try a vintage case for example there is a Wheatstone Aeola TT size one on eBay (looks like a very well known seller...) for pennies. It would be an easy restoration for you. I am having one restored by a leather worker at the moment and it isn’t expensive. I love your blog btw!
  9. An internet search shows that 40 button Anglos were made, at least by Wheatstone and Bastari. (news to me) Odd layouts seem to be the norm. I hope your new Tina suits, it is a fine looking instrument.
  10. Looks like a duet rather than an anglo?http://www.concertina.com/jeffries-duet/index.htm
  11. Theo Gibb has helped me out several times. https://theboxplace.co.uk/
  12. Just a thought, but you can try a pa for very little money - they are super cheap at the tatty end of the market. They aren't all loud - if I play mine on one or two treble reeds they are pretty tame. The bass/chord volume can vary a lot between instruments.
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