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Christian Husmann

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  1. And in addition I have another question: How common was it to have the metal part being attached to the machine with the end bolts? Another version of metal ends seems to be that the part is screwed to the end with another set of bolts. Might it be an instrument taken back to the factory for a change of the ends? Thanks and greetings Christian
  2. HI folks, hm hm hm, I came across a lot of names but never hers (or I can´t remember). So, please, who is/ was that lady? Greetings Christian
  3. I´ve been to the shop in Crawley and I thought it was ideal for trying out different types of instruments. They had a big range of concertinas in the shop and very patient people working there. It wasn´t a problem at all to pick up what I liked and to try everything out. Christian
  4. Ohhhhhhhhhh, this is WONDERFUL! I think a bass-bariton concertina is not my favorite choice of instrument but your playing is exceptional, thank you for sharing that with us. By the way, is there a sort of online access to the notes of l´enfant demon? That is such a nice piece... Greetings and THANKS Christian
  5. Did I miss something? Over the years I watched concertinas being advertised and sold at ebay´s and yes Crabbs are very good instruments but 4500 pounds? Is there a change in offering instruments or are they payed better these days? Or? Christian
  6. This Anglo was recently up on Chris Algars account - and here it is again having actually copied exactly the same picture as well as the original description. Christian
  7. Hm, no, I´d say. From what I know as well from other reeded instruments (especially new ones) it´s like having a new car that has to be treated properly with long lasting results. With the accordion I bought some time ago it was the same - it had to be "driven" at the beginning - same thing with a vintage concertina tuned before I bought it. Taking it out of the case for the first time I thought it wouldn´t be possible to play it softly. It was simply loud and harsh. With more and more playing this changed and is still changing. And it helps me as well to get to know the instrument better. It was and is worth the effort to play and play and play Christian
  8. Hm, well, the description says it is in a "fair condition". If you look at the top row there are already two buttons that stick out (and in) in an unfair way if you actually want to play that instrument. And that is only one side of that machine... Christian
  9. I had a Hohner treble concertina advertised here... might that one do the job? Christian
  10. Hello, I had contact to the Delicia factory and the town they produced in was called Hořovice, this one is located in Louny. Christian
  11. No, not necessarily. If you´ve heard a steel-reeded instrument before you will for sure hear a difference if it´s brass. Some instruments have a mixture of both... It´s an exciting time, isn´t it? I remember wainting for mine to arrive and it drove me insane greetings Christian
  12. Hello Mike! I do agree on Jim´s opinion that pls do whatever suits you best - there are lots of posibilities and I actually rest it with one wooden corner on the left leg. Don´t ask why I did it from the very beginning that way and every change is simply irritating me now (apart from standing that is). I have seen some concertinas (ECs) that had the wood rubbed away on one of the corners and that was the part which rested on the leg. So, bellows ok, but wood sufferd all the best for a good start! Christian
  13. Oh, that sounds very good ... I´ll think about it, maybe there is a chance to participate Christian
  14. Hello there, I am going to post here, maybe it´s interesting for other members as well. What is meant by "english for beginners"? What are you planning in that one? Generally I am very interested but it´ll depend on the contense... Greetings Christian
  15. Hello and thanks so far for this interesting thread... Well, this is always interesting to me because I do play both piano accordion and concertina and therefore I here often the reactions mentioned before. The concertina is "ooooooooh how niiiiiice" and the accordion is "oh! (pause pause pause) well, if you have to...". Sadly enough. And I think it is as mentioned before, the image of the accordion is simply wrong because a majority knows it as a loud folk instrument, used for polkas and waltzes - by geeks. If I watch accordion music on TV (and that´s pretty easy living in Germany) basically everything is done to maintain this image - not regarding that in music classes the kids are being educated in classical music - the way I learned this instrument. Oh, this is so said because the variety is mahousive and the first image the box is connected with is a geek playing a silly loud tune. So, here some links to save the reputation of that machine... sad greetings Christian Brehme
  16. Hello Joe, a little pm is on it´s way ... Greetings Christian
  17. Oh, oh, oh, has anyone done that before? I´d like to have a labal as well so if this should work could you please let me know how it turned out? Christian
  18. I tried to dig into the web site where the photo was located. I found some interesting stuff, though no link leading to the photo. (The photo's there, but it seems that one needs to know the full URL to find it.) It seems the web site is Sardinian, not Spanish. Either Wheatstone or Lachenal. I've seen either that instrument or its twin before; I just can't remember where. (Could it even have been discussed previously in these Forums?) I know that there is at least one entry in the Wheatstone ledgers of a "square" instrument. Well I really don´t know these types. If you know them, do you know whether the double reeds are in the same octave, or are they usually differing one octave? I'm pretty sure that Michael (m3838) was speaking of what sort of concertina he'd like to have, not features of the "square" concertina pictured, which I suspect is otherwise a standard single-reed design. However, Lachenal did make a few multi-reed, English-keyboard instruments. Do a Search on "accordeophone" to learn more. I really do find this interesting. Here is a picture of an accordeophone, source is the SSI site:
  19. Yes, I´ve got that one and I play it as well like that (the end of the tune for example). Greetings Christian
  20. A fine morning for a fine tune - I really like that one... Can I hear a bit of an Alistair Anderson influence here? Christian
  21. Now that makes sence. I like it better than 6 sided. It's one step towards my dream concertina: 4 sided, English system, double reeds, octave tuned. Am I the only one? Well, I wouldn´t mind a slightly bigger type of concertina, same sound but with one or two registers to increase the number of notes available.... Christian
  22. I copied the link and pasted it on the browser. That worked. The text does not include any other information about the picture. ocd Well, to save some time for the rest of the gang:
  23. And there seems to be no way to know how or why. But if you don't get a reply to your email, I suggest trying again and/or trying another means of communication before blaming the other person or giving up. Hello Jim, no, no, I won´t blame someone and I won´t give up so easily either I was just wondering whether they´re currently away or something like that. The box is playing so I the answer is not that urgent anyway... Thanks for the examples - as much as we rely on the computer these days there are still many things that are weird. Last week at work the computers (in a network) had a severe failure and suddenly my collegues and I realized that working was getting very difficult without them. Greetings Christian
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