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  1. rob_mcsweeney

    End Bolt Plates

    You have just made my day with that bit of information - Many Thanks !
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    2 questions, help please

    That's the one, many thanks Leo. Is there a link hiding somewhere on the site ? regards, Rob
  3. Could some kind person give me a 'idiots guide' as to how to change the email address I have registered here, as I have changed ISP. Secondly , the sound files, how do you get into them? - I can't find a link anwhere on the home page. If I find them (easily done) via a web search, I am immediately directed to the log-in page, and having logged in I am on the home page and thus back to square one. No doubt the answers are very simple and I have missed something obvious ! Many Thanks, Rob
  4. rob_mcsweeney

    Concertina on a ship

    Big ships like the square riggers tend to be pretty dry, it's the smaller craft that tend to get damp below. If you are worried for your instruments welfare I'd recommend that you go online and look up waterproof 'stuff sacks' available from yacht chandlers. These are waterproof (obviously) and have a really good seal. you should find one to fit over your fiddle case, and a smaller one for the 'tina. Have a great time, I'm sooooooo jealous ! rob
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    Personal Messages

    I got it too, 2 copies, fortunately I smelt a rat and deleted them on the basis that if I genuinely had a PM I could pick it up via the website. Very many thanks to Paul for dealing with the problem quickly. Regards to all, Rob.
  6. rob_mcsweeney

    What have I done?

    Just a thought..... The gulf between you with your 20 button and someone with a vintage Jeffries is much smaller than that between you and a non-concertinist.
  7. I presume we can discard the largely discredited theories of O'Brien et al, in which case TURNHAM GREEN is a wholly appropriate response.
  8. How long have you got ?........................
  9. Slight variation on the classic Wainwright defence - KENTISH TOWN
  10. rob_mcsweeney

    FS: 38 button C Jeffries C/G

    feedback of 2 a bit worrying though
  11. rob_mcsweeney

    Music From "master And Commander"

    Rights of Man was composed in honour of Tom Payne's book, which was published just after the French revolution. Salamanca reel commemorates the battle so is about the right era - possibly a few years later. Speed the Plough was composed in 1799. Would Beggars Opera still be in the public conciousness by that time? Speeded up 17th century hymn tunes would probably also fit the bill. And Trad. songs from anywhere around the British coast where the press gang might have been operating ( Cadgwith Anthem comes to mind)
  12. Similar issues with the one I have, it is difficult to remove the frames, but the main issue is from effects of condensation precipitated in the reed frame vents, this where the worst of the prblem lies, they are a mess. Dave So, what would be the expert approach to this one - is it a viable restoration?
  13. rob_mcsweeney

    What are the Golden Rules on eBay?

    Time your auction to end at a time when a lot of people can get on line - 9 or 10 pm on a Saturday or Sunday , not mid-day, midweek. Give as detailed description as possible, for something as valuable as a concertina, it is well worth paying the extra for a few extra photos to show the reed pans, both ends, and a good view of the bellows. Be clear as to your postage charges. (and Good luck)
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