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Hayden Duet Layout Planning
mskow replied to Dashy's topic in Instrument Construction & RepairWere you able to find a maker without a multi-year waiting list?
mskow replied to Alastair Macdonald's topic in Instrument Construction & RepairIf you decide to use a lubricant, consider Protek Prolube. It is made for piano technicians to use at felt/metal contacts, and in my experience has been both effective and benign.
large crane duets
mskow replied to Mike Acott's topic in General Concertina DiscussionThank you.
Wanted to buy: 65 or more button Crane
mskow posted a topic in Buy & SellOpen to all large Cranes.
Can the Crane system be bettered?
mskow replied to Little John's topic in General Concertina DiscussionI now have a 55 key Lachenal Crane in this configuration. Purchased about 6 months ago in standard layout (my first duet, and first concertina aside from some very limited trying out of an almost unplayable English), and after a few months began the transition, then sent it off to a shop for refinement, and received it back just a few days ago. It's unidirectional, with lowest C keys on both sides in the index finger positions. Am very positive about it. During the beginning of the reconfiguration I had been very curious about whether a 6 CC as mentioned by Little John would be a better way to go, and had done some tabletop practicing, but decided to go with what I already had, and in any case a Maccann might be more problematic to convert, though I've never seen one so of course don't know.
Looking for Crane Duet 55 or more keys
mskow posted a topic in Buy & SellLocated in USA.