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About SteveS

  • Birthday February 7

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    Nordic and English traditional music and song.
    I undertake concertina restorations.
    I play EC: Tenor-Treble Aeola, Baritone-Treble Aeola, Baritone Aeola, Bass, Miniature EC.
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    Alessandria, Piemonte, Northern Italy

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  1. I waited just over 4 years from placing an order to spec:ing my Parnassus TT.
  2. This is exactly what I did to make a new brass reed - cold hammered the brass sheet to work harden it.
  3. There was a baritone in Bb for sale on this forum in the last 10 days or so.
  4. I agree, never mention the word 'concertina' - it can be considered a munition. Also when flying, I always say to the person attending the loading of the conveyor that I have a small accordion in my bag/case. They may then alert the x-ray scanner person. I have occasionally had to give an impromptu concert!!
  5. I'm surprised Barleycorn didn't know the maker. Rock Chidley concertinas have one typical diagnostic - there's a bird's eye cut into the fretwork on each side - look below the little finger rests.
  6. I've used emery boards - the type used for filing finger nails.
  7. I parted with the instrument about 5-6 years or so ago. I wish I had another available.
  8. I've seen bandoneonistas bounce the instrument on their knees so as to emphasise the rhythm (something I've experimented with on EC). This instrument could never be bounced in the same way, IMO leaving tango a little flat.
  9. From memory, I believe the lowest note was C, making it a C bass. I no longer have the instrument.
  10. Wheatstone price lists are here Wheatstone English Concertina Pricelists Wheatstone model numbers can be found in the price lists. Lachenal New Model - Lachenal price lists here Lachenal Concertina Pricelists
  11. New Model concertinas are great - I'm a big fan. I have a Wheatstone Aeola TT which I rebuilt from a box of bits and made new ends for - this has terrific 'brass' reeds - however they don't take a lot of hard playing before needing to be touch-tuned. I use this 'tina mostly for song accompaniment.
  12. A Wheatstone Twelve-Sided "Edeophone" Concertina with Pre-MacCann Chromatic Duet Fingering
  13. Hi Richard - I've sent you a PM. Cheers, Steve
  14. I have a 56 key Aeola Tenor Treble for sale. Ebony ends, fully restored about 3 years ago by me. Plays amazingly well with a fast action and responsive reeds. Currently in UK.
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