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  1. It is interesting that the instrument is described as "created by maker Jurgen Suttner". While Suttner is a well respected maker, the instrument in the image is a photoshopped Wakker W-H1. (Mirrored.) See this page: http://www.wakker-concertinas.com/H-1.htm The wood is padouk, and I believe the instrument pictured belongs to our colleague Boney.
  2. I'll add my name to the hat as an interested party. I have a copy of Anglo Int'l, which I found to be one of my most valuable resources learning to play the Anglo. I've since picked up a Wicki/Hayden duet, and would very much like to have the Duet edition!
  3. Thanks for the best wishes everyone. Will pass on regards to Space Needle, the Orcas and the Bald Eagles. Wife and I have been learning to sail on Lake Union, with views in the background: http://bestseattleparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/IMG_0668.JPG Wakker Central is a few hours away, but do imagine I'll find an excuse to a visit at some point! My best, Lloyd
  4. Hello Geoff, Were you meaning moi...? I've actually recently relocated to Seattle. All the fuss has meant I haven't been able to keep up with TOTM. Hoping it won't be too long before I can get back to it.
  5. Hello Robert, The instrument (which started this thread) is currently available through The Box Place via this link: http://www.theboxplace.co.uk/purchase/jef45cg/prod_392.html Unfortunately I don't have a sound example, but I can say it has a typical strong Jeffries sound.
  6. Hello Matthew, Yes, really understand the dilemma. Is great to have a this difficulty in choosing 'middle range' Wicki-Hayden instruments. I ended up going from an Elise straight to a W-W1 as when in the market the Peacock and Beaumont had not yet appeared. As with the advice above, I'd suggest trying out the instruments. Not always easy due to geography, though.... And... Of course you know that you can take advantage of Walker's upgrade programme. This is what I did when I purchased my W-W1... Which then felt like a down payment. If I were doing it again I expect I'd have gone from the Elise to the Peacock... And then later upgraded to the W-W1. In any case, I'm really enjoying my concertina reeded instrument, and am very pleased to have it!
  7. BTW, I have started with this one, but haven't had enough time recently to do much playing. Hopefully, won't be too long before I can put something up.
  8. Hello Don, the time in question is: 10-11 sec. and 39-30 sec.
  9. Reiterating my earlier comment, I didn't originally find it to my taste, but went with it.... Now am used to the "shock" after working with it for the month.
  10. I don't know that particular instrument, but I have a similar 45-button C/G (which I should be posting for sale) and had a 45-button G/D, and both have the LH "drone" (thumb) button opening on the same chamber as a button in the fourth row. Different levers and pads, but the same chamber, hence the duplication. On my C/G, it's not a true drone, but F/C. I believe there's a discussion of this "feature" in an earlier thread, but I haven't time to look for it right now. Maybe in a few days. Hi All, this is indeed the situation. There are different levers/keys for the same chamber. At one point I'd thought that I'd swap an F reed in, to have F on the press, but this isn't possible if one wants to retain the LH C drone under the thumb. If you're in Whitby, have a play!
  11. The chord makes perfect sense in D minor if you think of it not as an Ab diminished but a G# diminished. G#-B-D-F. It's essentially an E7 chord (five of five) with the E raised to an F to add tension (and isn't that what diminished chords are all about?). Another way of saying... vii/V is a substitution for V/V. And, of course, V/V is a substitution for ii. So, you can think of vii/V as a chromatic substitution for ii, where ii usually leads to V in the circle-of-fifths.
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