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Christian Husmann

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday 08/19/1974

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    Playing the English Concertina since years, I started with English and Irish folk music but changed now (main focus) to classical music as well as original scores for the EC. Playing alone and together with a flute playing friend.<br />Accordion - M3 (free base system) mainly Baroque and all types of Classical as well as modern music - orchestra and solo.
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  1. A decent Lachenal could do the job - I’ve got a wooden ended New Model which has a fast action, good reeds and a mellow and sweet tone. I’ve got a Model 22 as well and yes, it can be loud but it’s got a good dynamic range. Maybe it’s worth trying to play at the bottom end of loudness… installing internal baffles could help as well
  2. Hello, I would like to know the date of my New Model, #59204, it’s an English treble. Ebonised ends, silver plated metal fittings. Another New Model, English treble, metal ends, #39818 thank you very much!
  3. Maybe asking Steve Dickinson might be helpful… www.wheatstone.co.uk
  4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2240273277/permalink/10158151556318278/
  5. Hi Bill, of course you can do that! As well around the reed. I do this whenever I have to check if there is something stuck...
  6. Talking about dates I’ve got a question: is there a rough guess when Lachenal started using metal labels instead of the paper ones? Particularly for New Models... sorry if it has already been answered elsewhere. thanks
  7. A good evening everyone , I would like to buy a Model 22, preferably from the 1920s. Ideally it’s in a good condition - I’d like it to be ready to play. A good tone is more important than loudness. Maybe there’s one sitting on a shelf somewhere, I’d be glad to give it a new home. pls don’t bother to answer here - a pm would be nice. thanks!
  8. I was worrying once about the dry air in my flat during the winter. A friend of mine said this to me: „your instrument is 100 years old, survived two world wars, has been played in the winter and summer, pups and all different places. And you think it won’t survive the next winter?“ that helped me to relax.
  9. It is a matter of preference. The reason why I bought a second concertina, a wooden-ended one, was that I wanted a soft and pleasant tone. But I have to admit: when it comes to the look of a concertina I was and I am a big fan of the metal-ended instruments...
  10. My point of view, I´ve got two concertinas, both Lachenal New Models, one is metal-ended the other has wooden ends. I just recently played the metal-ended one in England, not many players but noisy pub. I could clearly hear every single note I was playing but people started moving away from me. A metal-ended instrument, and I´m afraid I´ve got one of those, can be very loud, almost harsh and trumpety. The wooden-ended one is much much softer but has a very good dynamic range. It can be played very softly and is as well a good session instrument. Although the metal-ended one has a
  11. have you seen his ideas? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEPTosZ44g
  12. Just found and thought that it belongs here.Very nice idea... Christian
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