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  1. hi kevin, I found that video really inspiring and motivating. thanks, simon
  2. i was joking about the boyd bit but hope hopefully I got you for a minute geoff
  3. hi geoff, the wire wool is super fine....... I searched the archives and have just polished with some duraglit...and now seem to have a pretty good result the ends are nickel/copper plated....its a 56 key wheatstone treble boydy thingy......
  4. i bought a rather sorry looking metal ended concertina yesterday...... it looks like its spent a considerable amount of its 100 + years on the beach.the ends are pretty green in places.I've wire wooled it all (0000) and now I'm trying to polish it with peek metal polish but its not coming up as shiney as I'd hoped . Any advice /help please, simon
  5. oh, and playing the concertina ...and doing a bit more surfing
  6. concertina hunting near home in devon...........
  7. oh my goodness.....that was pure pain to watch
  8. happy new year geoff, was nice of you to replace the bushing on your baritone-treble for our impending baritone for baritone-treble swap simon
  9. I don't think this one will ever get flipped.....unless you know of anyone with a 56 key baritone treble aeola for swaps it would make nice 'brace' with your model 22 geoff!
  10. forgot to say that's not got nor ever had wrist straps fitted
  11. hi dick, I've got a rare 'big beastie' as well.....Its a baritone however not a baritone treble.Its got raised metal ends ,with intricate cut fretwork, a flat reed pan( geoff start salivating ) and basically looks like a big early model 22...its number 22890 ish.I think its a model 27? John Adey's got the same but a much newer one(1920s!)Has anyone seen any other raised ended wheatstone 6 sided baritones? By the way it plays fantastically.
  12. come on surely someone's up for this old squeezebox....
  13. the swap is opened up to anything.....(english concertina wise...no fridges,cars or sofas please )....with cash either way!!
  14. thanks greg....mailbox is now cleared abit! thanks for the link dick....you're welcome to come and try the aeola ..Are you down south at all in the near future?
  15. hi, I have a wheatstone treble aeola from 1911 number 25185 that I'm not playing I bought it from an advert on here in april 2008 ( if someone tech could do a link that would be great...!) Since I've had it ,it has had new bushings ,valves and been fine tuned by nigel sture in kingsbridge. Its a fantastic concertina ,but I think I'm a lachenal man! I don't really want to sell it ,so its up for swaps.....possibly for an early edeophone? all the best,simon
  16. I'm happy and yes ,you're right with quieter playing the neighbours should be ( a bit ) happier too!!!
  17. I've now done all the key to lever bushings and that has made it much quieter.
  18. firstly, thanks everyone for the advice and the lively discussions! yesterday I did the key hole bushings and replaced a couple of springs on one end....didn't make much difference noise wise!! however when I started replacing the key to lever bushing its made a real diffence to the action ...hurray!! thanks again, simon
  19. thanks for searching leo.that last one's great...plenty of twiddly stuff to have a go at!!
  20. no but thanks!! even though it was on you tube it was just an audio recording of alistair playing kid on the mountain?Was it maybe just a track from a recorded album of his?
  21. there was a recording of 'kid on the mountain' by alistair anderson on youtube ,I think, a couple of years ago which i listened to few times.Having just looked for it now I can't find it.Can any technophiles here find it ...please?
  22. greg, there are 3 felt washers on each button and they appear in good condition so its hopefully not that..I will check the top of the lever arms banging the inside of the fret work tonight when I get home.thanks for the help. geoff, I think I might rebush the key holes as the noise does seem to be coming from the key!! then maybe I'll respring after that's crossed off the list. merci bien!!
  23. I have recently acquired a metal ended lachenal.It has fantastic reeds and plays beautifully apart from being slightly noisey.The noise is there when playing quickly and seems to be after many , many long hours of listening! an initial slap when the button is hit,possibly caused by some minor vertical movement? or possibly sideways into the metal?The button felt dampers appear in good condition, as do the cross key bushings and also the key hole bushings.The spring pressure is pretty light?Could this be the issue.Would it be worth respringing the middle (natural) notes with the longer lever arms so that spring pressure is greater.I would really welcome comments from anyone who can help with this!! incidently I've already tried , playing loudly constantly( annoying for the neighbours) playing with small squares of sponge glued to each finger(annoying for me as everyday tasks prove difficult) and spraying the whole action in WD40(only joking) all the best, simon
  24. still looking for the elusive baritone.I tried one yesterday with brass reeds from 1860ish that played well but sounded a little weak and 'thin' so am now looking for a wooden ended 1850-1870 ish, baritone english,pitch unimportant and reed material unimportant(!) that when I play low notes on it ,it sounds rich and warm...any leads gratefully appreciated..and preferably within a 20 mile radius of north devon due to the price of diesel...(I paid 138.9/litre yesterday...) thanks simon
  25. hi, I'm looking to buy a wooden ended 1850 to 1870 ,brass reeded english baritone.....condition not important..
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