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Jim Albea

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  1. If you have a Hayden duet for sale I'd be interested in giving it a look. Peacock level or better.
  2. Now on ebay, nine days left: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheatstone-English-48-Key-Treble-Metal-Ended-Aeola-Concertina-/251478619383?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8d4b34f7
  3. It's time to get this into somebodys hands.. make me an offer.
  4. This one is sold, and contribution made to c.net.
  5. Hayden duet Elise. Purchased in 2009 from Bob Tedrow's shop and played very little since. (I switched to the English system soon after.) I think the original handle is too low on these so I raised the handle up about a quarter of an inch. $300 obo. jim at civilian.org
  6. Wheatstone, Model 17, 48 key metal-ended Aeola. Price list from 1915: http://www.concertina.com/pricelists/wheatstone-english/index.htm#pricelist-wh-english-1915 #27316 Manufactured December 1916 Page in the Horniman ledgers: http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD01/PAGES/D1P0930S.HTM In top notch playing condition. Made in the heart of the Golden Era. Originally restored by the Button Box around 2000. Completely refurbished and re-tuned by Greg Jowaisas in October 2011. More photos: http://www.pbase.com/gardencat/aeola $5400 (Standard contribution to c.net will be made) Inquiries to jim at civilian.org
  7. Crazy video man. Why sit around pining, make it happen. Rootin for you all the way. HO!
  8. This one appeared at the Button Box a couple of days ago (and is now on its way to me on perusal). Anyone here on c.net know anything about this one in particular or in general? The Button Box listing: http://www.buttonbox...s-in-stock.html C. Wheatstone & Co. 56-key tenor/treble Aeola, serial #29402 (September 18, 1922). Raised metal ends, metal buttons. 6-fold bellows. With new fitted case and original case. Used http://www.buttonbox...es/ceu0378b.jpg
  9. Neck cord on the CC website: http://www.concertin...m/neck_cord.htm
  10. To add insult to heresy I'm eying these two buttons on my newly acquired metal-ended Wheatstone Aeola Treble #27316 (pictured in my avatar). It was built in 1916, right in the middle of the Golden Period, but before the massive war restrictions took hold (I hope). This is my first (and last?, ha ha) English concertina. It was actually out of my budget range but I made the mistake of taking it on perusal and just couldn't give it back. The Tenor-trebles are way out of my budget range, at least the concertina reeded ones are, so I can feel at ease with making do with this one. And the vintage TTs, forget it. So I'm very thrilled to have this one, but want to make sure I'm 'squeezing' everything I can get out of it. There are a few reeds that are speaking slowly so I'm sending it in to the good doctor Greg Jowaisas. While he's got it, I'm pretty sure I'm going have him make the standard 'Low F' modification. But this thread got me to thinking about working down a few extra tones on those last two buttons instead of just doing the Low F. To be clear, all I'm talking about is the lowest left button on each hand. That's two of the total 48. Another way to express this idea that might look less radical would be: Left: Ab/E Right: F#/F So I guess question one is: Has anyone tried this? The answer to that seems to be "No". Question two: Would the loss of unisonoric function on those two buttons outweigh the benefit of being able to reach down three more tones in a melody line? One general answer to this inquiry might be that those bigger reeds simply won't fit in the space, rendering this whole discussion moot. In another thread, which I'll start soon, I'll describe my odyssey away from the Hayden Duet to the English. That may be of interest to some readers of this forum.
  11. I'm intrigued with this concept of making those last two buttons on both sides of the treble operate like an Anglo. Then a treble could go down to E. So this would be a possible sequence at the low end: both-ways A (left) push Ab (left) both-ways G (right) push F# (right) pull F (right) pull E (left) It is somehow logical to me that the two connector notes would be pushes and the two low notes would be pulls (for lots of air). And the lowest one would be on the far left. <insert here sound of can-o-worms being opened>
  12. Just observing the full pull in the picture, the professorial countenance of the gentleman, and studious participation of the lady: "Concertina, Taut and Taught"
  13. Great work Bob! I see that the buttons and handle are parallel to the flats - even better!
  14. Makes me wonder about these: Tedrow "Fretless" Anglo Concertinas
  15. So these were done on a 46 button Hayden made by Wim Wakker?
  16. I was in your position a couple of years ago and settled on the Hayden system. I've got an Elise and a Stagi-46 and can recommend them both. Wim Wakker is coming out with a mid-range Hayden this year, and I've heard rumors that another maker is working on a mid-range instrument -- so help is on the way! Wim Wakker on his mid-range Hayden: http://www.concertin...36
  17. Somebody should tell him that he's holding the instrument at 90 degrees from the way the rest of the world holds it.
  18. Wim, I understand that the new hybrid Hayden will be in the Wicki layout -- without the Hayden slant. Is that true, and if so are you planning to reconfigure the Elise without the slant?
  19. This seems like the same new behavior where the "View New Content" display is cut off at about 24 hours. The old, unlimited, display would be much better for both (or have the option for it). Related topic: http://www.concertin...08
  20. Wim Wakker is coming out with a mid-priced Hayden next year: hybrid Wakker Hayden And I hear that the Button Box may be reviving it's mid-priced Hayden project. Previous discussion: hybrid Morse Hayden
  21. If you see him again definitely get some photos!
  22. Concertina used as a verb at about 5:55 in the story: http://www.npr.org/p...068&m=130073504
  23. I gave that a try but both of those settings gave the same results - about 1 day's worth. Previously it worked like any of the sub forums. That is postings were just listed newest at the top regardles of whether you've read them or not, or whether they may be new since your last visit. Maybe there should be a third choice added to the list: "Show me all content." It's really no big deal, because it's about as easy to click through the individual forums.
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