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  1. Hello I am very impressed with the sound and seeming playability of Edward Jay's little wonders. They are awsome and I want one! I wonder what the life span would be for this type of material used in a 3d printer. Richard
  2. Noel Hill offers multiple opportunites for anyone attend his workshops. He gives out the sheet music to those that attend his workshops happily. I would also say the way he played a tune 20 years or more ago could be different than the notes and variations etc that he would do since then. Richard
  3. Hi Paul I apologize for a useless comment when you are trying to sell this instrument. I can't stand when that happens! But, I just think that is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I wish I could just have it to gaze upon and hold and marvel at the splendor and wondrous Victorian engineering. (even though I cannot play it). I leave it now for the English players to appreciate this opportunity. Richard
  4. Hi Simon I don't think you are arguing in raising the subject of this post. I am saying that, as well, I don't think anyone else is making an argument that anybody should not have the concertina of their choice. There are cases to be made that someone's preference could be guided by what sounds the best and plays the best to them. And affordability is always a given and self evident. Richard
  5. Hi My point that I was attempting to state, in my previous post, that I thought was clearly enough stated, was that this entire discussion is based on an argument that doesn't exist! Unless I'm nuts. Richard
  6. Hi I have never heard anyone suggest that someone should not play what instrument they wish to. Some instruments might be easier to play, rather then one that is more difficult to pull sounds out of the reeds or push the buttons down. I would think concertinas in that realm are less conducive to a begginer finding pleasure and making more progress, and might discouraging. Some concertinas would also have tone that sounds better than another concertina to someone comparing them, and I couldn't blame that person for choosing the instrument that sounds better if that is possible. But again, who is saying that everyone should not play the concertina they want? Richard
  7. Hi Thanks for the help and suggestions. I was thrown by having to include and invoice and figuring out what that entailed. It probably entails extra cost for the recipient and some for me too, but I'm not sure.It is certainly easier to ship within borders but now a nice instrument has found its way to Ireland and thats good for the Irish. Richard
  8. Hello I am intending to send a concertina to someone who has purchased it from me. The desiination is Ireland. The USPS requires an invoice. Can I just make a document that states buyer and their information, seller and their information, and the price? This is confusing. Does anyone have experience with this? Richard
  9. If you are implying what I am infering, Anglo players are not cannibals.
  10. Hi I am cleaning out and I have a collection a CDs that are great for learning Irish music Plus John Williams great DVD for concertina beginners. The unnamed cd in photo is Frank Edgely's great tune slowed down learning cd. See photos for description. They are free but I would ask for $10.00 US for postage. (within continental US to keep things simple) Thanks, Richard
  11. SOLD: 26 Button C/G Lachenal Baritone Anglo,8 fold bellows THIS CONCERTINA IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, THANKS! This is a really wonderful sounding and playing instrument. When I acquired this 2.5 years ago it had a new 8 fold bellows. It has inset metal ends which I have understood to be a feature of the higher level models. Perhaps someone can confirm or debunk this rumor? I haven’t tried other Baritones but this instrument plays quite smoothly and pretty quickly for a baritone. It has two interesting historical details to it as well, along with being a fine instrument. 1. At some point a clever person engraved in between the buttons “C Jeffries Maker”, AND then another clever person scratched lines through those words. It isn’t unsightly, just fascinating and funny. (Please see photo) 2. Also much more interesting historically is that someone has written on the back of one of the action pans, in fountain pen, the following: “No 92189 Manufactured by Lachenal & Co June 1884” (please see photo) I find this really interesting and possibly important as a clue in the ongoing project of dating Lachenals. I acquired this concertina from Barleycorn Concertinas (a good provenance) in the last few years. I am recently retired and am pairing down my instruments to Thanks, Richard
  12. Clive I appreciate a joke non the less. Bob, guinea, pence....It does confuse US. Thanks, Richard
  13. Hi Wally I happens when I am only pushing the air button to close the bellows while playing when the two ends are a bit too far apart. It really only happens when I push with some force. It is more of a rare annoyance not a constant issue. I wonder if enlarging the air-hole in the pan a small bit to reduce the pressure and force needed when just useing the air button. Any insight into enlarging air-holes in the reed pan? Thanks, Richard
  14. Hi FYI..................I have just reduced the price of this swell Lachenal Ab/Eb Anglo. The price is now $2,500. Thanks, Richard
  15. Hi Don I've been playing concertina for about 20 years and it is one the best things in my life. It is a great project to take on. I have recently become a senior citizen too and I have worked with elders for 25 years with my main focus on working with folks with dementia so I appreciate keeping our minds stimulated and growing! For myself aside from the great pleasure and gratification I know playing the concertina is profoundly good for my brain. By learning to play the instrument in general, learning new tunes(by ear), and keeping those tunes in my head it is invaluable. Each day something that was troublesome to learn or achieve the day before gets a bit better. I recommend taking the leap and get one and maybe a teacher to get you off to a good start. Richard
  16. Hi Dave I haven't yet had time to go back into the reed pan yet...But are you suggesting that if the sounding reed is close to the air button pad the there could be a leak between those two areas? Would the problem theoretically be caused by a leak in the chamois gasket between the two areas? So I would need to ruff up more the suede? Thanks, Richard
  17. Hi David I have identified the note. There are two reeds of that note, one on the push and one on the pull. I assume it is the reed in the interior as it is on the push that the note sounds. That is the reed that I replaced the valve for and ruffed up the nap of the chamois adjacent to it. I guess one would call the reed pan a square layout. Thanks, Richard
  18. Hi friends I checked for leaks in the chamois gaskets and edge of the pan and did not find any. I roughed up the chamois where I thought it might need it. I double checked the firmness of the reed in the slot. I still have the ghost note. Richard...It does not sound when I just push the bellows together. It only sounds in conjunction with the air button and forceful push. FYI...In normal playing this is not an issue. It is only once in a while when I use the air button with a bit stronger/faster push. CRAZY IDEA: Could I need to enlarge the air hole on the reed pan???? Any more notions? Thanks, Richard
  19. Golly, thanks for all the reasonable solutions. I'm on it! Richard
  20. Hi When I use the air button (on an Anglo Ab/Eb) with a little bit of extra force/speed pushing the bellows I can hear a note playing faintly. I replaced the valve for the (push) note that I hear and it did not stop that reed from faintly sounding while pushing in the air button. I just assume it is a valve issue. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? Thanks, Richard
  21. Wouldn't a change in air pressure only affect something that has air sealed inside it, not something that has air flowing through it?
  22. Hi Here is a note layout chart for this Lachenal Ab/Eb concertina. Lachenal Ab,Eb Layout.pdf
  23. Hello I am planning to replace the bellows papers on an Anglo concertina, for aesthetic reasons. Does anyone have practical suggestions, learned from experience, that they might want to pass on? Some questions: 1. Is it crazier to paste new papers on top of old ones, OR, to carefully remove the old ones, then put on the new ones. 2. Should old papers come off easily with a slight moistening? Any practical advice is appreciated. Thanks, Richard
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