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in Buy & Sell
Posted January 13, 2012
oh my goodness.....that was pure pain to watch
in General Concertina Discussion
Posted January 2, 2012
Edited January 2, 2012 by scoopet
happy new year geoff,
was nice of you to replace the bushing on your baritone-treble for our impending baritone for baritone-treble swap
in Concertina History
Posted December 20, 2011
Edited December 20, 2011 by scoopet
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!
Posted December 20, 2011
forgot to say that's not got nor ever had wrist straps fitted
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.
Posted December 12, 2011
come on surely someone's up for this old squeezebox....
Posted December 3, 2011
the swap is opened up to anything.....(english concertina wise...no fridges,cars or sofas please )....with cash either way!!
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?
Posted December 2, 2011
Edited December 2, 2011 by scoopet
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
in Instrument Construction & Repair
Posted February 21, 2011
I'm happy and yes ,you're right with quieter playing the neighbours should be ( a bit ) happier too!!!
I've now done all the key to lever bushings and that has made it much quieter.
Posted February 20, 2011
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!!
in Concertina Videos & Music
Posted February 17, 2011
Edited February 17, 2011 by scoopet
thanks for searching leo.that last one's great...plenty of twiddly stuff to have a go at!!
Posted February 16, 2011
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?
Posted February 15, 2011
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?
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.
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!!
Posted February 15, 2011
Edited February 15, 2011 by scoopet
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,
Posted January 31, 2011
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...)
Posted December 20, 2010
I'm looking to buy a wooden ended 1850 to 1870 ,brass reeded english baritone.....condition not important..
Posted December 8, 2010
still available!!!swaps or pounds...
Posted October 27, 2010
surely the last one was an absolute bargain...2 english concertinas,one of them a top period treble aeola for 600 quid..............
Posted September 11, 2010
Posted September 2, 2010
Hopefully a few photos added...the last one its sat next to a 48 key treble
mailbox now emptied...whoops!
Posted September 1, 2010
now for sale......offers!!!( preferably monetary!)
the instrument is in devon,uk.