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  1. Hi Robin it's Erik (wunks).  I was cleaning out old emails and I noticed that a message either from me to you or you to me was not sent/received concerning extra buttons.  My last post to you was my address and reason for wanting them, at your request.  If they've gone elsewhere that's fine,  but if you still have them I could use them to refurbish a  Lachenal EC and/or add notes to my Jeff duet.  If they're spoken for you can ignore this post.  If they're still available I'll re-send my address in a separate post.  It might have been the reason it couldn't be delivered. Thanx.



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    new bellows for EC

    Just this summer picked up a set for a Wheatstone model 22 made by Dave Robertson. In my view they are of original Wheatstone quality...........wonderful workmanship. Robin Can post images if required.
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    Buttrey manuscript

    And just to complete the picture............... Alistair Brown, who plays anglo/melodeon and lived in Ontario for 30 or so years, on the left of the picture. The tune, Waiting for Emily, composed by Brian Pickell who live here in Paris, Ontario. Robin
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    Buttons (keys) replacements

    Dave.............I'm looking to re-button a 38 key Jeffries. I bought the current buttons from Jurgen Suttner a few years ago (5 or 6 ?) and at that time he sold them in one piece or in two. I find them much too long for my playing style such that I've never really played the instrument much..... I imagine these buttons are still available somewhere as concertinas are still being built. I will give away the current buttons to anyone who could use them....they will be no longer useful to me. Thanks Robin
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    Buttons (keys) replacements

    Thanks John & wunks .....The first doesn't seem to do new and the second, not the right sort. Need to keep looking.....................I wonder if any concertina builders out there could point me in the right direction. Robin
  6. A few years ago I was able to buy from Jurgen Suttner some buttons (keys) to replace some very, very thin ones I did not like on an anglo. He doesn't sell them anymore however. They came two parts; the stem and the chrome (or S/S ) cap, allowing you to customise the length. Anyone have any ideas where I might now get some now ? Thanks for any help. Robin
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    Large valves

    Tx Theo..........funny that so many have broken off; wrong material, I guess. Robin
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    Large valves

    Just opened up a Lachenal tenor, in response to another thread, and noticed something interesting. The large valves on the non-chambered side seem to be held in place with bent brads/pins (don't know the correct name) Or were brads/pins at one stage much longer and have fractured ? seems odd so many have fractured neatly at the same place. .......see image where valves have been replaced with much shorter ones. And why on the non-chambered side only ? Any ideas ? Robin
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    My concertina family

    Hi L. Nice family ! I'm particularly interested in the transposing tenor. I bought one off ebay a couple of years ago that is similar to yours with parallel reeds chambers. Mine has the raised ends; I can't see if yours does or not. And like yours transposes to F on the inner rows. Also,I noticed a feature on the large reed valves I have not seen before....I'm about to start a new thread, Cheers............Robin
  10. Hi Christine; no-one is biting here so I'll just say there are as many opinions on hand strap tension as there are concertina players, possibly more ! And probably as many players who like them loose as there are ones who like then snug. For myself, I like like part of my hand to be snug ( around the thumb area) and the rest loose.....and can do this with an english style thumb strap on an anglo. Robin
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    Colin Dipper Pride of Albion Anglo

    No worries...............Paul didn't order the either ! Robin
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    Colin Dipper Pride of Albion Anglo

    it previously belonged to the illustrious Robin Harrison Two issues here...................... I did not commision or nor own any of these.!! Nor am I illustrious..............although I do glow in the dark sometimes ! Robin
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    Two finger rolls video

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    Preview ?

    Has the preview option been removed when posting ? thanks Robin
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    I seem to hear Amin as suggested in the seventh bar I know what you mean ,Wolf, but to my ears, the C-> Em-> Am-> is more interesting ? Small difference really, I think. I also play melodeon and if you are not careful you can end up playing the same chord over and over so I strain to change it up on that instrument and I bring that approach to the anglo. There’s a classic 16th c Italian renaissance progression called the passamezzo antico that fits the A section: Am–|G–|Am–|E–|C–|G–|AmE|Am–||. For the B section, I would use the “romanesca” variant (see both linked wikipedia articles) replacing the first Am with a C. Interesting articles, Dave. I do like the suggestion of changing the E minor's to E major in the first section. As it turns out, that is what I do anyway. I often play two note chords on the bass side which tends to be a neutral chord but very effective on the anglo when tapping/punching out chords without the beat note. But we agree on A dorian, with an F# in the key signature ? Thanks both. Robin Greensleeves.nwc