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  1. Now to my question, two months ago, overnight I had a huge hearing loss that has affected the quality of sound on the concertina, making it sometimes even a little painful. The Doctors say learn to live with it, it won't be getting better. My low frequency hearing is normal. How is a baritone set up, same fingering pattern but an octave or two lower, or is it an entirely different set up. My thoughts are I could learn to transpose, but maybe more important is playing by ear the same only in the lower range?

     

    NNY

     

     

    A little OT but worth following up. Don't take the Doctor's word as gospel. The first ENT said "high frequency hearing loss, live with it." Went to second ENT and he said almost immediately Menier's Disease, not much we can do.

     

    Talked him into an MRI, and low and behold there is a tumor. Good news; not life threatening, bad news; hearing might be at risk.

     

    If I had just taken the first diagnosis I would be doing nothing, the second diagnosis I would be getting worthless treatment. On my way to the Mayo Clinic to see what can be done.

     

    NNY

  2. I'm thinking just get the Anglo an octave lower.

     

    Shooting real BP, with patched ball and a flintlock is a hoot. You get to wear funny clothes too. Slow but quite accurate. Only problem is the wife keeps kicking my butt since I bought her a rifle.

     

    Any concertina players come to central Florida and I'll trade a trip to the range for an hour on their squeeze box.

     

    NNY

  3. exploding gunpowder for 35 years.

     

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    Law enforcement officer, SWAT member, NASA anti-hostage/terrorism hostage negotiator, then training manager for Kennedy Space Center Security, and now I compete in flintlock rifle matches.

     

    Gazillions of rounds fired or fired nearby. Almost always while wearing hearing protection.

     

    Frankly wish I'd never done any of it now, but that's the breaks.

     

    NNY

  4. Thanks, two answers and I am already feeling that this is a good idea. If I go a whole octave down I don't believe I have much of an issue with the fiddle music I play. I wonder where the limit is since the Rochelle has a couple good low notes.

     

    I will check with Bob, but I can't believe a shift one octave is a big deal.

     

    My problem is being way too close to a lot of exploding gunpowder for 35 years. If it were TV and radio the loss is no big deal, but for a happy musician it's a real, ah, pain.

     

    NNY

  5. Hello All,

     

    I finally fulfilled a long desire to own a concertina about two months ago when I bought a Rochelle. I have played many other instruments, most seriously the violin (really fiddle since I mostly did Irish, Scottish, and English music).

     

    I not only took well to the concertina but have a really good knack for playing by ear without music, something I never had with the fiddle. I was surprised to find how melodic it is, since it is always portrayed as just a chord instrument.

     

    I have put down a deposit on a Tedrow C/G but the work has not started yet.

     

    Now to my question, two months ago, overnight I had a huge hearing loss that has affected the quality of sound on the concertina, making it sometimes even a little painful. The Doctors say learn to live with it, it won't be getting better. My low frequency hearing is normal. How is a baritone set up, same fingering pattern but an octave or two lower, or is it an entirely different set up. My thoughts are I could learn to transpose, but maybe more important is playing by ear the same only in the lower range?

     

    NNY

  6. Question for some of you that have Tedrow's. I am waiting to make the second deposit on mine, so construction has not begun yet. I am playing a Rhocelle now. I am wondering about the palm rest height. I think my Rochelle is too low and makes it hard to brace while maintaining an arch.

     

    Any Tedrow owners have an opinion about the palm rest height?

     

    NNY

  7. Hello to All,

     

    I am a new Anglo player, and a new member. To introduce myself, I have played a handful of other instruments, but most seriously the violin.

     

    My wife plays mandolin, the daughters piano, violin, guitar, tin whistle, Irish flute, and low brass instruments. My oldest went to Ireland for a Fiddle Camp last year.

     

    My other most significant time killers are competing in flintlock rifle events and riding my recumbent Catrike.

     

    I am still working with my Rochelle, but I have put the deposit on a TEDROW "Aeola" style 31 button Anglo C/G concertina, Mahogany casework; amboyna veneer; bushed brass buttons with LH "c" drone, and 8 fold bellows with gold accent.

     

     

    I am leaning toward brown leather, but the other half really likes red. Are there any red Tedrows in the Orlando area that I could actually see in person?

     

    Thanks,

     

    NNY

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