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Peter Smith

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    Collecting and playing Anglo and duet concertinas. Learning to repair and refurbish of concertinas & concertina cases
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    North Wales, UK

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  1. I would agree with Wolf. I started on the Anglo & am now learning the Duet. Its a very different sound and suits music different to the Anglo. Easy tunes on the Anglo or not easy on the Duet & vice versa (for me at anyrate!!). Barleycorn have a Crane Duet - now going for £475 - which could be a way to try out a Duet system. Regards Peter
  2. Peter Smith

    Crabb Duet - Is It A Maccann?

    I was looking through some old papers and came across the details of this Crabb Victor Duet' (No 14060). I unsuccessfully bid for it in 2014 on eBay (as the highest bidder but one!). I am still interested in it an as unusual and unique duet. Does anyone know of its whereabouts and whether it might be for sale? Thanks Peter
  3. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    The concertina was retuned a couple of months before I bought it by Nigel Sture. He seemed to recall that the reed frames were aluminium. Peter
  4. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    I’ve not opened it up yet to check, so don’t know. Peter
  5. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    The 67 button is 9 1/4 inches across the flats - so quite a bit bigger. Still feels like a concertina even thought its big - & its not too heavy either. Peter
  6. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Thanks for your comments. I agree with the bias towards flats and would have expected the F#2 to be there. Regarding the change to the 67 button, I love the lower notes - great sound. My 35 button has the Lachnal layout, so it’s taking a bit of adjusting to the more angular Crabb layout but I’m getting there. Really pleased with this 67 button.
  7. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    The range of the 67 button concertina is E-2 to G2. See attached Excel file. For pictures, see the end of the post entitled '48 button Wheatstone Crane for sale'. Regards Peter 67 Button Crane layout (No. 18238).xlsx
  8. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Will do in the next week. Currently on holiday!!
  9. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Much to my surprise, a good 67 button Crabb Crane concertina with ebonised ends turned up out of the blue. So I am now the proud owner of this concertina. Many thanks to all those who have put up posts and made suggestions. Peter
  10. Peter Smith

    48 button Wheatstone Crane for sale (uk)

    Please see PM. Thanks
  11. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Many thanks for your suggestions. I was beginning to think on these lines to see what could be done. As you suggest, a smaller e.g. 48 button instrument would be more manageable than my original thought of a ‘large’ Crane duet. I’ll look at this further. Many thanks Peter
  12. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Many thanks for your thoughts. I like playing hymns on my Crane concertina - hence my desire to have some lower buttons on the left hand side. The Salvation Army seemed to manage without those lower keys but I like the full depth of the base line! I completely agree with your suggestions about improvements to the Crane concertina but don’t know if anyone has done this. Thanks again.
  13. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have been unable to locate on the internet the variants to the 55 button that you suggest. Could you give me some direction? regards Peter
  14. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    Many thanks for the suggestion. I was talking with the Box Place last week about this concertina. As RAc says the bottom end is only down to the C below middle C. I’m beginning to think that maybe I should start with this 55 button! Thanks for your help Peter
  15. Peter Smith

    Wanted - Large Crane duet concertina

    I am looking for a larger Crane duet concertina, probably 68 button. I have a 35 button but find its range rather limiting and am looking for a Crane/Triumph duet which goes down to the G one & a half octaves below middle C. If anyone has a larger Crane they are looking to sell, please contact me. I have seen the occasional large Maccann for sale but no large Crane concertinas. I’m new to concertina.net so am learning how it works. If you have difficulty contacting me on concertina.net, please e-mail me at psmith3087@aol.com. Thanks Peter
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