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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. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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 good dynamic range as well, it will always sound, well, very dominant. Best thing (when having the chance next time) is to try different instruments and choose which one suits you best. Christian
  7. have you seen his ideas? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEPTosZ44g
  8. Just found and thought that it belongs here.Very nice idea... Christian
  9. Oh David, these are sad news. But don´t give up looking - some years ago I bought an accordion which was stolen from a friend of mine in Hungary. Christian
  10. I am going to leave it here for a little while, than it´ll have to go to ebay... Christian
  11. Dear Christian I do not want to offend you with some low-ball figure for the tenor--please give me a hint what you would hope for in Euros or dollars? Then maybe I'll try to offend you??? joking...Michelle

  12. With reference to the tenor Wheatstone, please can you give an indication of what price you want for this instrument?


  13. Hello, I would like to sell a concertina which I bought this year. The reason for it is that I have two other concertinas that I play regularly and this one is more or less just sitting in it´s case. So, it´s a 48 key English tenor concertina meaning it´s starting on the low C and going up to f3. Six fold, air tight bellows that allow a good compression, domed keys and an air button on the right hand side. # 36628 - well, at least I do think so. It´s hard to read (see last picture) and inside (besides the stamp 6E, which is the model number I think) you can see the number 853 on both reed-pans. The case shown on the pictures is of course included. Well, I know it´s a post WWII instrument but it is in good condition and a reliable player. The only thing which might need to be replaced are the thumb-straps. They do the job but won´t last many years. Any questions left? Don´t hesitate to ask and if prefered I could upload a video of the instrument being played (although it might take a little while). I am open to serious offers via pm - thanks. Christian
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