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Dirgekirk

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  1. I have a Rochelle and so far it's been great. I had a slight problem with some dust in a reed when it arrived, but I contacted Wim (the maker) and he taught me how to fix it. Pretty easy actually. He's also great for support if you have any problems with it. For the price, it really can't be beat.
  2. Congratulations! You have now joined the ranks of those who can service their own "horn". A question, as a Stagi owner I'd be curious to know: Are the Rochelle reed plates held in with beeswax (like the Stagi), or screwed down to the wood, so you can take one off and get to the reed on the other side? --Mike K. It looks like wax or some kind of epoxy, but you're not really able to access the pull reeds. Adam
  3. Well, I may have solved the problem. Being a beginner, I believe I am allowed one or two acts of dumbness. My concertina seems to have been leaky. Lots of air was coming out in places where it should not have. Turning a few screws seems to have done the trick, and now I am having much less of a problem. Thanks for all the advice. I am sure I will be asking for more. Thanks.
  4. I'm having problems "breathing" when I have to play a bunch of notes (3 or more) that are all pull or all push. I seem to always run out of air. If I only use the bellows lightly, I don't get much sound. I'm a beginner, playing on a new Rochelle. Any hints, tips, excercises that may help this? Thanks.
  5. Hey everyone, I was able to take it apart and free the reed and now I have my A back. Thanks for all the advice.
  6. I have already contacted Wim Wakker. Yeah, he's been really great so far. I'm just getting some opinions from people while I wait for his response. Any ideas on the bellows? After watching some video of people playing, I still am wondering if they are so stiff becasue it's brand new. Is this normal? Will they ease up over time? Or do I have to start going to the gym? Thanks.
  7. I have already contacted Wim Wakker. Yeah, he's been really great so far. I'm just getting some opinions from people while I wait for his response. Any ideas on the bellows? After watching some video of people playing, I still am wondering if they are so stiff becasue it's brand new. Is this normal? Will they ease up over time? Or do I have to start going to the gym? Thanks.
  8. Is it the air button? Then it is ok. You will need it. No it is the A (as in note) button in the G row on the right hand. Not the air button.
  9. I just got my new Rochelle today and the A pull button on the right hand doesn't seem to work. All I get is air, no note. Any ideas on what this could be? I'm not very excited about sending it back to the Netherlands since I just got it. I'm fairly handy and I understand how the instrument works (more or less) ... is this something I might be able to fix? Also, the bellows seem much more rigid than I expected. Is this normal with a new concertina? I'm a beginner and I have no clue how hard they should be to push/ pull. Thanks.
  10. After reading all of the positive reviews on this site, I just purchased a Rochelle and am itching to get my hands on it. It is my first concertina and I'm really excited about learning how to play. I've played drums for about 20 years and took piano lessons for about three (although much of my lessons left my brain years ago, I am still familiar with basic theory, ie scales, chords, etc.) Any hints/help for a beginner? Fingering techniques? Push/ pull techniques? My plan is to just start practicing, learning scales, figuring out melodies. I'd like to hold off on formal lessons for awhile because of the money and time, of which I have neither. Is this feasible? I'd like to do mostly Irish music, eventually with a band. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
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