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  1. Hello The bellows gusset is synthetic leather. As a result, pinholes will open over time and cause air leaks. https://concertina.pinefield.asia/gusset-repairs-synthetic-leather-concertina-bellows/ For me, repairing the bellows is more motivating than replacing the reed.
  2. I also use fish glue when I replace the gusset of cheap concertina. https://concertina.pinefield.asia/gusset-repairs-synthetic-leather-concertina-bellows
  3. Hello, awesome gimmick concertina, that found on ebay,I update this topic, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325259378720?hash=item4bbaf84020:g:A~4AAOSwxGlixx66&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA0OB44NgBpuw25apaVgtP4hH9gP1IuapvgfhuYFeKLL22jWYvpWXiylMfuGeWel51sftvb7ViHjeEmpHRatQV0MDe%2BD%2FlQ6GuuN7smIRAfnffWSqL6PZ3arIqGDED6p3fmP1fCBDGyq62iL%2FE6jvAWjB5G4ACQXVvJuqXp%2BgaOLNpLA2w1pVwEqcBguQjcFScBSwYwbRI1RJ7mgVrl7DYQiwoVppGgKdbebvh27UbXNSf2njVDJey2m4eIjDTY7bg%2FQrwsfO1rTtCy%2Bt1pGQI5mo%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR_qlzL70YQ
  4. Hello Compared to 15 years ago, the quality of the metal parts at the bottom of the buttons is very poor. Perhaps the machines that die-cut them have not been updated.
  5. Hi I have improved four Stagi English concertinas. I used an insulation cap. https://concertina.pinefield.asia/improvement-concertina-beginners-and-self-taught/
  6. The pages not found, so I picked up form Wayback Machine. https://web.archive.org/web/20180624053603/http://www.concertinaconnection.com/bellows papers.htm
  7. Hello Does anyone identify this Wheatstone English Concertina 48 key model name? The end of material is maybe Rosewood.
  8. Hi The bellows backing is the color of the cardboard, so I put the leather itself, leather patterned paper, or patterned paper on top (because leather is more expensive than paper). I have used a variety of papers and fabrics (Liberty Print) when repairing gussets. I used fish glue to attach the paper. https://concertina.pinefield.asia/gusset-repairs-synthetic-leather-concertina-bellows-4/#完成 *If your concertina's gusset is made of synthetic leather, expect it to degrade and pit in 10 years due to moisture in the air. When you do that repair, you can change the paper.
  9. I also agree with this method. When you turn the end and action board upside down and put the button in the hole, you can see the gap where the skewer is inserted by shining light from the bottom.
  10. If it's the layout 'Non-transposed' that good for me Wheatstone & Co. Concertina Ledgers http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD02/PAGES/D2P0430S.HTM
  11. @David Lay Thanks for the helpful video. I also need this tuner. @wunks I found the video could show the Closed Captions, plese check the attachment.
  12. @TheoThanks,I was wondering if it was shipped with the wrong tuning at the time of manufacture. Because I heard that this instrument was purchased 15 years ago and hadn't been used much. I'll check the reed
  13. HOHNER English Concertina 48Key treble reveted action with accordion reeds. Push and pull should be F6, but E6 comes out by pushing. Can I tuning the reeds up one note? For this, I made a tuning bellows, but I have absolutely no skill in tuning.
  14. Hello, I found a post long ago in a search. Is this a concertina for this model? The bellows are not leather, like a paper. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/hohner-concertina-c48-276900634
  15. Thanks, The product presented is for use at the top of the water crew handle. On other sites it was W3 / 16. I never thought I could use it like that. https://amzn.to/32YPfZy Too many pieces. ..
  16. I have a question about Strap screws and their female threads. Are they common ones available at DIY stores in the UK? https://concertina-spares.com/product/straps-screws/?v=3a52f3c22ed6 It seems that there is only one type in Japan, just because of the difference in screw diameter. https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001003884721/
  17. Hello I found the treble English concertina that at Wheatstone Ledgers. The ledger says "brass bound" and I didn't understand the meaning. And I found a this post of "brass bound" Here. I will post a picture of the instrument.
  18. It's interesting that about 100 years ago, an advertiser or someone ordered the English Concertina to draw an illustration upside down and put up an ad.
  19. Is fish glue so popular that it's easy to get? In Japan, it was only sold at art supplies stores.
  20. This bellows is designed with sharp apex corners. In that case, I found that the leather tape could not be folded smoothly. Looking at Alex Holden's production process, the corners of the bellows apex are rounded. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmL7LqjZTL/ Therefore, I tried to stretch and bind the leather tape as much as possible. As a result, I managed to make the crease flaps small enough to make them inconspicuous.
  21. Hello I found a cheap class of "SCARLATTI" English concertinas on ebay. The bellows look like leather, thumb strap like Trinity, End looks like Stagi. I've never seen that. https://www.ebay.com/itm/294293331279
  22. Hi, You are write about those concertinas, maybe. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=trinity+college+concertina&dc&ref=a9_sc_1 It depends on how you make the bellows. The only important thing in a concertina like trinity is the airtightness of the gusset. Because the cardboard on one side of the bellows is all connected. I recently found that all the parts (except the gusset) on the surface of the bellows made in such a way are decorations. That surface are used book binding tape. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=book+binding+tape&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 However, it seems that concertinas like trinity have a gusset made of synthetic leather, so I think it will deteriorate over time and hole. (I haven't actually confirmed it). I'm trying repair(replace) 4 Trinity like English concertinas this year. https://concertina.pinefield.asia/gusset-repairs-synthetic-leather-concertina-bellows/#index_id7 Traditional concertina bellows are made by cutting a trapezoid from cardboard, facing it, and connecting it in the shape of a butterfly with linen and leather. Therefore, the airtightness of the connection part is required.
  23. Thank you very detailed advice!! I'm using goat leather tape, skived 0.2-0.3mm 20mm wide. I cut the tape by myself, just along the direction from the head to the tail, so stretching differs depending on the part. I need practice of this procedure, so I now make practicing bellows by stagi method. that use children's handmade workshop cardboard.
  24. Hello I'm trying replace the synthetic leather gusset for some concertinas. That is success, but I don't like the finish of the bellows apex. That model is like traditional Wheatstone, Lachenal, other modern concertina makers. These instruments have leather tape glued to the bellows in a smooth circular motion. I first modeled was Stagi, which simply folded in leather tape flap, I repaired for the first time. The second time I opened flaps in two and folded it. I use 20mm wide leather tape. How to smooth the apex of the bellows?
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