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Christian Husmann

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  1. By the way ... Yes, life can sometimes be very annoying when it comes to time left for playing BUT I´ve got a neighbour who starts baning on the wall when I start playing. I never considered myself to be a loud player but obviously he does. I don´t pose myself the question of playing skills and quality at this point, no,no. Christian
  2. Hello you out there! As a matter of interest I was wondering the other day what has happened to one instrument I owned and sold here. Must have been 2001/2002ish, as you can see on the pics below a rosewood concertina (Lachenal), brass reeds and it was in need of a lot of attention when I sold it. I can´t remember anything of the buyer but it went to the Midlands, that I do remember. I have no proper image program on the computer but the serial number is either 43XXX or 48XXX (stamped on the cloth it was always hard to read it). So, has anybody seen that one? I´d just like to know what happened to the old lady... Greetings Christian
  3. So, here is one answer from Germany. I play mainly "isolated" because the music I am currently interested in is absolutely suitable for being played in my living room. BUT, I have the opportunity to play with others if I want to. It´s not really a session type of thing - once a week I can join a dance lot if I want to and playing in an accordion orchestra there is at the moment the idea to realize a piece which is written for concertina and five accordions, let´s see. Where I live there was a bunch of people who played once a month in an Irish Pub but I´ve got no idea whether that still exists. Greetings from Germany Christian
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I had a Hohner treble concertina advertised here... might that one do the job? Christian
  13. Hello, I had contact to the Delicia factory and the town they produced in was called Hořovice, this one is located in Louny. Christian
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Oh, that sounds very good ... I´ll think about it, maybe there is a chance to participate Christian
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Hello Joe, a little pm is on it´s way ... Greetings Christian
  20. 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
  21. 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:
  22. Yes, I´ve got that one and I play it as well like that (the end of the tune for example). Greetings Christian
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