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in Buy & Sell
Posted May 6
Fantastic double case!
in Concertina Videos & Music
Posted March 2
Great playing Mike....brilliant!
in Instrument Construction & Repair
Posted March 1
I have a large edeophone baritone pitched in b flat, it is a really good instrument, fantastic fun but not quite as good as it could be....until now!
Several people/ restorers have tried to make it great,but it's a fickle beast especially at the low end.A couple of months ago I was down in South Devon, so I took it into Nigel Sture as one of the end bolts was slipping and I hoped he had a replacement knocking around in a box....He was adamant ,that as well as sort the bolt he could get the thing playing consistently and quickly through the bottom end.....I was doubtful....
Anyway I picked it up yesterday....Nigel had aged ten years in 2 months.....he had revalved it, a couple of different ways before he was happy with it, he had replaced reeds which were weak, and wouldn't remain in tune, he had fixed air leaks around certain reeds.....he had gone beyond the call of duty, and the end result is the edeophone plays beautifully, quick and lively with a remarkable even tone through out.
He also charged me his standard valve replacement and tuning price despite the job, taking a ridiculous amount of time.
I am really impressed with the job , so I thought it was worth mentioning here, and that Nigel deserved some credit where others have struggled.
All the best, I'm off now to play it, again.
Posted February 19
Great playing Mike!....very inspiring.
in Concertina History
Posted January 22
Thanks Daniel...much appreciated.
Posted January 21
Thanks Mark ....that would be fantastic!
Posted January 21
Edited January 21 by scoopet
Thanks Al, can you tell me what it says about him please .
Posted January 20
Edited January 20 by scoopet
Does anybody have any information on the English concertina player Tom jukes please?
Posted January 19
I remember a couple of videos you did with a baritone treble.Do you not miss the lower notes then?
Posted January 18
Lovely thick sound!.....I was sure you had some lower notes in there.Have you given up on lower range concertinas?
Lovely playing ...... what's the instrument please?
Posted January 10
I played the metal ended piccolo sized treble of Betty Auckland's at Chris algars, maybe 14 or 15 years ago.....it was the best 'treble' he had up there.....I was very tempted to buy it, I wanted to buy it, but it was 2750 quid, which at the time seemed so expensive!🙄.....so I bottled it....
Great playing in your socks Rob!
Do you own any aeola trebles in piccolo sized bodies?
Posted January 9
Tell us the story please Robbie!
And also where you found the amboyna and metal ones.....
Happy new year and best wishes Simon.
Posted December 22, 2021
Thanks Jake....but I would prefer ones with patina☺️
Here's a couple of better photos...
Rather than sell it, I would prefer a straight swap for a wooden ended treble of roughly the same value!
Does anyone have any old original Wheatstone English concertina wrist straps knocking around in their workshop please? Must be salvageable!!!
Posted November 24, 2021
Edited November 24, 2021 by scoopet
Lovely looking instrument Geoff.....I imagine that after all your fine tuning and fiddling it will play brilliantly!
Arguably the best period for aeolas?
Good luck with the sale.
Posted October 5, 2021
I have been playing it as a baritone treble quite alot as it is at the moment, just remembering that b flat and e flat are in the middle columns not in the outer ones.....takes a little thought, but if I can do it , it can't be too tricky!
Posted October 5, 2021
Edited October 5, 2021 by scoopet
You are right little John!!!!!....but I can't remember the last time I played a d sharp let alone a d flat 😀
Posted October 4, 2021
Don't get too many complaints from the family, and the dog remains in the room....so I'm guessing it sounds good!....As with certain lachenals the reeds seem to be set exceptionally well, so the response is very fast.
It's worth noting that if you changed the b and b flat reeds around and the e and e flat reeds you would have a 48 key baritone treble.....
Posted September 30, 2021
I would consider swapping it for a really good wooden ended treble if that helps!
Posted September 28, 2021
Metal ends , 9 fold bellows,
A very fast and responsive baritone in concert pitch ,but pitched in b flat.
When played normally it sounds a tone lower.
Restored a couple of years ago by Mike accot.
Based down in Devon.
Posted February 6, 2021
Thanks Mike....the instrument is 1891.
I have pmed you Mike...