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Ted T

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  1. Hello all, sorry to have disappeared for quite a while. Thanks very much for your replies and they are inspiring. My initial thought was - a G/D box has a range that is a better match with other instruments, such as flute or pipes. The combination as well puts F#, G, A, B, which are 3rd to 6th of D, on the magical direction-changing pairs of buttons that add colour to the playing. However, in above thinking I have unconsciously assumed that Irish tunes always have D as root note, which is clearly not true. Another fact is that melodies are not bounded by rules but go fr
  2. Good day to all, a beginner question again... I have learned that C/G anglo is the most suitable layout for ITM and didn't really question it until recently. I don't know why suddenly I couldn't get my head around it, but when I look into tunebooks it seems most of the common session tunes are in key of G or D, and just a few in key of C or A. Why wouldn't a G/D anglo, if we are talking about 20 button ones, be more suitable than a C/G anglo? Cheers, Ted
  3. I came across the same problem last week when I was replacing the springs. I made a new hole next to the original one with a 1 mm drill bit.
  4. No worries, no one should be blamed! As you said, people can't see who is trying to give reply on online forums so it does happen. Thanks very much for your advice (I got the same advice from Peter Smith as well) and I am planning to order the book online. Luckily the problem could be fixed by replacing the parts but I am sure that I will need the book sometime. I would say the most difficult part as a first-timer was to actually remove the screws and start looking into the internals. But once done it, it's much more fun than simply playing the instrument.
  5. Hi everyone, Here are some updates about the problem though it seems the question was too dumb to get any reply... A month after posting here, I ordered a repair kit from Mark Lloyd-Adey and it arrived a couple months back (Good to know that Mark is recovering!). As my little one was born recently, I didn't manage to start the repair work only until now. I spent about 4 hours to replace all the valves, springs and pads on the bass side. The glue I used was Elmer's glue all. Not sure if it is a good choice but at least it is not permanent. It seems the buzzin
  6. Hi everyone, I am new to concertina and would like to have some advices from you on fixing air leak. The problem is with my Lachenal 20b anglo. I can hear air coming out from somewhere when I pull/push without pressing on any button, including the air button. I think the "somewhere" was the 3rd button of C row on the left and not on the bellow. This button has some buzzy noise since the first day but air was not leaking until recently. I am quite sure that there is no repairer in my country and due to the current situation I might not be going to the UK soon
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