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  1. When I took the end off my recently-acquired secondhand Peacock I found a toothpick. It was still in it's cellophane packet. Too short for button-jiggling - I too used a meat skewer for that.
  2. That documentation mentions bookmarklets, which are bookmarks containing javascript, and I suspect it was written some years ago. Some browsers no longer support bokmarklets. Firefox mobile doesn't, and ISTR last time I tried one on iOS safari it didn't work. I suspect browser-makers regard them as a security risk. But it should be possible to embed the abc2svg (scalable vector graphics) code using a browser addon - maybe somebody has? I do something similar with my mudcat addon - embed a module to convert non-Roman letters into html codes. PM me if you want to try it - using Firefox.
  3. 650UKP (about 820USD) or make an offer. I bought it 18 months ago. It has a hard case as shown. I started on this and have now got a Peacock. I posted some close-up pictures of it in this thread. I'm in Kent in SE England. The buyer will have to pay for shipping, or I can hand it over in London. PM or email dave AT daveroyal DOT com
  4. I'm not sure this page of Dick Miles' website is current* http://www.dickmiles.com/p/my-shop.html?m=0 I would contact him. Edited to add: * The home page is dated 2012 in the mobile version, but Dick has posted to it in 2019 and there is a contact page. He seems mainly to post on FaceBook - see Daniel's post below.
  5. This would fill the gap left by the end of Morse Beaumont production. I want to upgrade from a Stagi 46. (Without a 3-4 year wait!) Any news?
  6. Only for the Céilí, according to their website.
  7. As I suspect you know, the advantage is you can build it once and run it in any capable browser. And, sometimes, in an 'app' which looks like a native app but is actually a browser window. The disadvantage is usally performance and intefacing with other apps. Web apps can be built to run offline once they have been downloaded and cached. I don't know if the Axure tool Luke is using can do that, but it does require extra programming work. Then you could avoid the long load time I see, even on wifi, and use it where there is no internet. As it is this app doesn't appear to access the internet once it's loaded. Web apps, now called Progressive Web Apps, have been an undercurrent for years. Device makers, particularly Apple, are dead against because they make their money from hosting apps. Developers periodically try them, or threaten to, to break that hold. But performance, once loaded, is key. On this newish Android tablet (and even on my i7-extreme desktop) it's quite laggy, particularly before a note sounds. But I think that's caused mainly by Axure; I have a calculator web app developed 11 years ago that's as fast as the Android calculator app. (I'm learning to play a Hayden, and last played piano 60 years ago, so my interest is purely technical.)
  8. Thanks, I didn't know there was such a feature. Not often used, then. Clicking through from the feed to the website I see it's described as a 'Status update', which puzzled me. I didn't get gtotani's reply in 'Activity', which is good - probably. Overall RSS works very well.
  9. I follow the site on RSS - both the New Threads and the Activity feeds. Recently I got, in both feeds, a PM, from Simon gabrielo to gtotani asking about a reaction to one of Simon's posts. This shouldn't be in the feeds, should it? It seems like eavesdropping. Ive not seen it before.
  10. As Luke said, you may need to clear the webapp's caches for a new versions to work. Android, both Chrome & Firefox: Settings, Privacy & Security, Delete Browsing Data Tick(check) Cached images & files (untick the rest) Press Delete iPad, Safari, in the Settings app: Safari, Clear Website History and Data Press Clear (Which seems a bit brutal. What if I don't want to clear History and Cookies? Maybe somebody knows a more precise way.)
  11. I've had one since January. The first thing I did was make a bigger version of the button layout in Brian Hayden's tutor showing the notes against the staff - which I attach. There's a pdf, and an odg file in case you want to customise it. stagi_hayden_duet_46_staff.odg stagi_hayden_duet_46_staff.pdf
  12. The row are straight in all directions and at both ends, despite their appearance in the photos. The button spacing on each row is the same on both ends, but the rows are closer together on the left, making the diagonal button spacing less. Button diameter 8 (all distances in mm, nearest mm) Distance between button-centres of the triangle C - D - G (or any other triangle on the same side): Right: C 17 D 14 G 17 C Left: C 17 D 13 G 16 C On both ends the upper button of the nearest row (C or G#) is opposite the top of the handrest (i.e. the leather strap). Distance C to G# (same both ends) 68 Perpendicular distance from edge of handrest to centre of C and G# buttons: Right Left Handrest to C 45 58 Handrest to G# 53 42 So I calculate the slope as - right: 6.7 deg, left: 13.6 deg. It was only when I was considering the conundrum - why have closer rows on the left when there are fewer rows to fit in? - that I noticed that the handrests about 5mm nearer to you on the right. It's as if the two ends were designed independently by different people!
  13. It's laminate strip, stuck on and varnished over, as you can see in the left-hand picture. I would have done that bit again - most of the corners are like the right-hand picture. The strip is made of plastic, at a guess. The effect is quite attractive, I think, though obviously fake. The whole instrument seems well-enough constructed to my inexpert eye.
  14. Hello. My first post here - though I have been lurking a lot. I bought one in January - from the OP in fact. A 70th birthday present to myself. Here are some pictures. I don't believe it's changed externally recently - except it has a discreet '100% Made in Italy' sticker instead of the big white 'Stagi' lettering. It seems in tune to me: Steve enclosed a note saying he'd checked it (hi Steve). The studs are the same as ever, I think. It looks to me like the one on the website hasn't got the pins pushed in. I too thought of furniture buffers ( I had read the review) but I suspect the self-stick ones might come off in use. Since I'd never touched a concertina before I cannot comment on how easy it is to play compared with others. Any problems I have playing it are not the instrument's fault! (And it's easier than I expected - so far...!).
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