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Geoff Wooff

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  • Birthday 04/24/1950

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    playing music on English concertina, uilleann pipes and hurdy gurdy (among others). Making instruments, keeping healthy in my old age, chatting with friends. Now learning to play MacCann Duet.Latest project is Learning the Hayden Duet.
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  1. Thanks Myrtle's cook . Job done!
  2. This concertina has now been sold and a suitable donation will be made to C.net. Errrrrrr... where 's the Donate button these days ?
  3. Those screws will be for wrist straps.
  4. Probably easier to think of it as the bottom 48 notes of a Tenor Treble. So the lowest note on the right hand side will be C an octave below Middle C. Wim Wakker also offers this layout on his new EC's and calls it Tenor . I suspect, for many of us, this could be an ideal range, certainly the majority of music I play will fit nicely.
  5. I think you'll find that the VAT is only charged on the auctioneer's commission not on the sale price + commission.
  6. Err..... yes indeed ! So, the big question is 'what's it worth ?'
  7. Heads up for an auction on the 19th November in Sidmouth UK. www.potburysauctions.co.uk A Dipper EC . Looks like a 48 Tenor. Amboyna veneered 10 sided ends... catalogues will be out soon.
  8. Pictures could be helpfull. Are you sure these are Wheatstone concertinas ?
  9. I think would follow Chris' comments and tune that Baritone to 1/4 comma if you intend it for song accompaniment Steve.
  10. A friend has a metal ended 64 Baritone Aeola with 'Bronze' reeds. As far as I recall I tuned it down from pre war pitch in 1978 and I'm told the tuning is still fine. The tone was very nice and I can only imagine what an improvement 1/5 comma would make. Anyone interested can listen to several recordings of my Baritone Treble Aeola ( in 1/5th comma tuning) on the Tune of the month forum... starting with "The Fiery Clockface" from March 2013 which is embedded on page 3 , or some others on my Soundcloud page.
  11. I have a second set of figures suggested by Steve Chambers where the Eb's are +14 but I have stuck to the 'closer to ET' format... from whence I got it I do not recall but all sounds sweet enough to me.
  12. Here are the figures I use for 1/5th Comma Meantone. One just needs to use any tuner set to Equal Temperament and off set each note accordingly: C +6 . C# -8 , D +2 . D# - 12 . Eb +12 . E -2 . F +8 . F# -6 . G +4 . G# -10 . Ab + 14 . A zero . Bb +10 . B -4 . Currently both my EC's are tuned in this fashion and I am most content with the results, in fact I have exclusively used 1/5th Comma for the last 30 years.
  13. This item cannot be seached for on Ebay ,in the normal way, even using its item number , from France... and thus I assume from other countries. So, unless one has the above link one would never find it. Perhaps the seller might want to review his advert to allow easier access to customers from elsewhere in the world.
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