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About rcr27

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  1. Thanks, all the buttons have a similar pressure (apart from one or two) but I’d like to make sure they’re all even.
  2. Thanks, sounds easy, didn’t think about that.
  3. What device/gauge is recommended to check the key pressure? (and how?) How should any adjustments be made? My springs (brass I believe) are all in good condition but one particular key has a significantly lower pressure than the others. It’s a Lachenal non-riveted action. Thanks in advance Roger
  4. Thanks for the tips, it makes sense however wouldn’t the glue add a little extra height once dry? Also, how thick does the bar (bending tool) has to be? Would a stainless steel ruler work?
  5. Ok I get it now, thanks very much! yes I saw the diagram on the manual but I didn’t quite understand it; it makes sense now. Its time to find a flat steel bar now..
  6. Would anyone kindly share a photo of their bending tool used to bend the lever arms in order to adjust key height, and how exactly is it used? Also, what’s optimum key height above the action plate (when released) for an anglo concertina?
  7. Mere coincidence that 2 55-key crane duets popped up almost at the same time; I was just searching information about the model and found this.
  8. Don’t know the seller but I know that this particular concertina (389) was sold unrestored back in 2011: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-lachenal-cranes-duet-concertina-161598198 Browsing on the internet I found that the seller is a member of this forum though he hasn’t been active since November And he also advertised it on ebay back in November 2016: https://picclick.co.uk/LACHENAL-CRANE-DUET-CONCERTINA-No-389-55-232140867616.html and this other website: https://abyhom.co.uk/details/?id=22441&cate=music I just acquired the exact same 55-key new model very recently (though mine is labelled “The Triumph” No.3990 and is unrestored) and is an absolute joy of an instrument.
  9. Does this work for steel reeds too?
  10. Last week I received my spares that I ordered back in January
  11. I’m wondering if someone has ever made an accordion with concertina reeds? That’d be interesting to hear.
  12. Looks nice! Where can I get that hand strap screw shown on the 2nd photo?
  13. It was definitely the wrecked wad punch that was causing the problem. Just gave it a good sharp with the dremel and happy days! (Photo shows the original ones, dodgy attempt, and final attempt). I’m wondering if pads shrink with age?
  14. Is that the eyelet machine? I have bought that hand press as well with the purpose of making pads instead of using a mallet but I can’t quite find the right way of doing so.
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