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  1. hi robin, I'm not sure if i want steel or brass reeds...what do you think?I shall be playing it mainly at home I guess.I've got your old metal ended machine gun if I want to make some serious noise in public!!! Chris ..next time you're down in devon I'll give a surfing lesson if you want one! you're never too old
  2. you've got a deal chris....your wheatstone baritone for one of my vintage surfboards? What do you fancy a 9'6'' bilbo or maybe a 7'0 creamed honey single fin pintail from '76. You won't need a leash just take your one off your edeophone
  3. maybe an ebony ended edeophone baritone then barry!!
  4. I'd like to buy a vintage wooden ended baritone english.probably brass reeds,but not definitely.Any help or leads appreciated.(this WILL be my last concertina!) kind regards, simon
  5. thank you for all the advice.However I'd really like to try and get a period leather case if at all possible.
  6. old leather case wanted for large concertina. Its 71/2 inches across flats 81/2 inches end to end and, 81/2 across the top from edge of thumbstrap to other edge of thumbstrap. not bothered how beaten up it is.am happy to mend,stitch and glue! kind regards, simon
  7. are there any significant "performance" differences between a wheatstone boyd and a lachenal boyd?and as seems to be typical of lachenals is there a huge variation betwwen one lachenal boyd and another? how do your 2 lachenal boyds compare with each other Rob?
  8. thanks for all the responses ........hi john, looks like I'm going to have to go to france to see chiton1 .....fancy a day trip on the plymouth to roscoff ferry!!?? best wishes, simon
  9. thank you very much for that stephen.Now, where can I find one!!!
  10. can someone please give me a history lesson about this concertina dealer?were the concertinas made for him by lachenal/wheatstone? special?do any members here have one or have first hand experience of playing one? thanks , simon
  11. thanks chris, I now think its a variation of Primrose lasses...the last track on the album.looking it up on the session its similar but still not quite right?!
  12. hi all, have been recently listening to dervish's album.."live at johnny fox's" and need help identifying a tune. It is the last track of the album..no.13...but the last track of no.13!!!It starts at 3.40 ish on track 13.please help with name /sheet music.. best wishes simon.
  13. hi , I´ve recently acquired a 20 key ward of liverpool..lachenal...anglo number 86000ish..circa 1900.Its in CG in old pitch, with lots of bellows holes...they´ve been thoughtfully retaped in insulating tape.The reeds all seem to soundish..but can´t undo a couple of end bolts to have a poke and fiddle.... steel reeds,mahogany ends, a couple of splits and the bellows are five fold by the way. Basically it needs restoring!! however,I´m only learning....the english concertina.So here goes, does anyone have a similar conditioned(i.e needing restoration)brass reeded english concertina they´d consider swapping for it...... best wishes from devonshire, simon
  14. yes, that's the one....thanks chris.
  15. that photo is one of the photos of the baritone treble that was on a long thread on here about 3 months ago ,that I think from memory eventually sold on ebay for over 4000pounds.So your bristol/isle of man concertina is definitely a scam!!
  16. and it'll cost me a fortune in lettuce leaves....... and i'll have to keep going and getting it from next door's garden....
  17. please can somebody come up with something soon before the money gets spent on a new cooker.......... I'm not too sure now about tortoiseshell,surely the action's going to be very slow
  18. my thoughts are with you Chris. I met Rosie and Chris on Christmas Day 2007 having been playing the english concertina for only about 10 days .The way Rosie played the concertina amazed me.She is still the only good english concertina player I have seen live and consequently the time I spent watching her play really inspired me.Together with Chris' tremendous enthusiasm and help they have played a large part in my own enthusiasm and dedicated learning of the instrument throughout the last 14 months.I'm really ,really sorry Chris. very best wishes, simon
  19. sell me your edeophone chris, and I'll wear proper trousers for the rest of my days....think of all the compost and seeds you could buy with the money!!
  20. still looking for an excellent aeola or edeophone, preferably metal ended,but would consider amboyna,tortoiseshell? or ebony please look in all garages and corners of attics!!! money is now really burning a big hole in my jeans pocket.... best wishes, simon
  21. still looking.....have sold some more magic beans..so could now be in the market for a metal ended aeola... or an edeophone...still only 48 keys....that's plenty best wishes, simon
  22. please .......please......surely someone has one somewhere.....I really don't care how buggered it is.......
  23. hi marien, I can't pm you as your inbox is full...would you mind measuring the case for me please...the tentreb is 71/4 inches across the flats, thanks very much, simon
  24. hi, am looking to buy an old leather case for a tenor treble aeola .Don't mind how battered/knackered it is....Does anyone have one gathering dust at the back of their garage? best wishes, simon
  25. thanks theo...anything else worth knowing about it?If it was a 48 key I'd have a bid I think...does it sound lovely in old pitch? simon
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