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Stewart Dean

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  1. Full particulars at links below, including sound files. All notes speak and are in tune, bellows all tight & supple, restored within the last 22 years I have pulled the Lachenal Edeophone Soprano and substituted my Dickinson Wheatstone Soprano below Metal ended English Wheatstone Treble - $2800 http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html#WheatME Soprano (transposes up an octave) Dickinson (1988) Wheatstone English Soprano - $3500. http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html#WhtstnSop Mint Model 6 Raised End treble Wheatstone - $4000 http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html#WheatMod6
  2. Full particulars at links below, including sound files. All notes speak and are in tune, bellows all tight & supple, restored within the last 22 years Metal ended English Wheatstone Treble - $2800 http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html#WheatME Soprano (transposes up an octave) Lachenal Edeophone - $3250 http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html#LachSop Mint Model 6 Raised End treble Wheatstone - $4000 http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html#WheatMod6
  3. I have one of these in mint condition and it is a lovely box. Reasonably quick (baritones are always slower to speak, as is any low register instrument, but this is quick for a baritone.) You can hear it here along with a soprano Edeophone: http://www.squeeze-in.org/2013Concert/2013Concert-EditedAudio/1016A-MiddleOfNight-MP3.mp3 Mine has a metal strip around the edge. These boxes are heavy and not particularly strong...they roll off the table easily and break like an egg, so baby it Wim Wakker of the Concertina Connection once had an 'effin gorgeous amboyna baritone Edeophone. For your drooling: https://www.concertinaconnection.com/lachenal edeo baritone.htm Your box is utterly worth having...but dunno if it needs to be put right first.....
  4. It's down at the end here with many pictures The box (and its fitted case, also in Amboyna) is a sight to see, steel reeds, glass button, gold inlays,gold fittings and gold imprinted leather and the wood French polished. All notes sound and are in tune. It has the original bellows, still pretty tight, papers and all, but it is too stiff to play. Needs new bellows.
  5. Please see my webpage: http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html If you know of anyone looking for a mint high end English tina, please pass this along to them. Looking for a good home for real quality. Local pickup preferred to assure your satisfaction with the instrument; if you're in the Northeast (I live in Kingston, NY, 90 miles north of NYC), we could drive to meet.
  6. I have a mint Model 6 Wheatstone treble English for sale, fully restored with new longer bellows by Wim Wakker of Concertina Connection. Really better than new. See http://sdean.net/Concertina/Concertinas4Sale.html I also have a soprano (transposes up an octave) Edeophone up for sale there As for Aeolas....Once upon a time in the late '90's, after I had gone as fas as I could go with a student model Lachenal, I went looking for a Wheatstone. This was before Ebay or all that much of the Internet that we now take for granted as a source for finding tinas. After much difficulty, someone suggested I contact the Sally Ann. Long story short, was allowed to post an add in three of the SA 😁 house organs and it darned near rained concertinas. They were instruments with history and loved remembrance of those that had played them (for entertainment and SA hymn backup). Almost all needed work and were pretty much just given to me. I would pass them to the Button Box for repair, get them back, try them to see if they were better than what I had, and, if not, would pass them back to the BBx and they would sell them. Everybody was happy. The SA folk (real walking as well as talking Christians, decent to the bone) were happy: the instruments were from relatives 'Gone to Glory' (as the SAs have it) and now in the possession of elderly relatives who wanted the instruments to live again...and not end up in the dumpster when they died. The BBx was delighted to get a source of quality instruments...and I got lovely instruments....Aeolas, Edeophones, regular model Lachenal and Wheatstone, extended range and transposing tina. The Aeolas were beautiful with clean sound, but to me, the timbre wasn't anything special, and they were heavy. For a while I even had a 64 key Aeola whose low end turned out to finger bass clef as if it were treble (except that the sharps and flats weren't on the same lines). I ended up with: a lovely Model 6 Wheatstone treble (from a woman in her 70s who, as a child, had sat on the case to see out the car window going to SA picnics). a gorgeous baritone Edeophone, relatively quick with a rich lower register All in all, the Edeophones often had a richer timbre than the Aeolas....though both roll off a table much too easily! For most playing, I find a Model 6 treble Wheatstone to be as good or better than an Aeola. My 2 cents. Some years back, I had a chance to buy another Model 6 and did. Due to constrained fixed income in retirement, I am selling it. They can be gems...and both ones I have are.
  7. My pictures of NESI 2013 are now up on Flickr at: http://tinyurl.com/NESI-2013 To get a slideshow of the images go to the top of that web page and, under the count off how many images there are, click on the nested rectangles icon....for a slideshow The group shot is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewartdean/10032574426/in/set-72157636071866244/lightbox/ Think about coming next year (it's pretty much always in September)! http://squeeze-in.org
  8. The weekend of September 14-16, the North-East Squeeze-In will host free-reeders playing music and meeting friends old and new from all over in a comfortable, low-key country lodge setting. The Squeeze-In is a non-profit weekend gathering of players and their partners, run by entirely volunteers who get nothing but satisfaction for their efforts. No one is paid to play or lead workshops, the dance and concert are free, and it works because we all work and we all play. We welcome beginners and the talented advanced alike. Join us! Our venue at a Y camp in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts offers lots of places to jam and workshop, good food, plentiful camping, permission to provide our own drink, cabins with shared bath and shower facilities, heated lodge rooms, and much more! We'll have our meals and the Concert Night/contra dance in spacious halls. Hobnob with a variety of free-reed aficionados, attend (or hold) workshops and behold an assortment of squeezeboxes and their paraphernalia for sale, swap & hagglement. The ButtonBox will host an onsite shop for all your free-reed needs! See the NESI website for full info on attending plus pictures, accounts and recordings of NESIs past.......
  9. Yes the main/dining hall has wifi. There will probably people still jamming at 10PM. Your questions might be better addressed to contact@squeeze-in.org or the si-talk Yahoogroup. I'm leaving soon..........does Lynn (the registrar know you're coming?). Respond to registrar@squeeze-in.org
  10. I'll try to remember my powercord this time :-) WOW the new place looks good. I plan to be staying in a tent so long as there are no more hurricanes coming through You might look at the cabins...they're extremely inexpensive and comfortable
  11. Plenty of pictures of the new place on the website! First webpage on new site Here's stuff on how the new site is different
  12. To say nothing of you in Albany, me in Kingston, Lynn near PHilly, Bob Beimer in NYC...and many other squeezers.......
  13. Back at our usual weekend of September 16-18 this year, the North-East Squeeze-In will host free-reeders playing music and meeting friends old and new from all over in a comfortable, low-key country setting. Our new venue (but a few miles from the old in Beckett, MA and the Berkshire hills) offers more places to jam, good food, lots of camping, permission to provide our own drink, cabins with better shared bath and shower facilities, heated lodge rooms, and much more! We'll have our meals and the Cabaret Night in a spacious hall, and there are now many more places for workshops and spontaneous squeezings. Hobnob with a variety of free-reed aficionados, attend (or hold) workshops and behold an assortment of squeezeboxes and their paraphernalia for sale, swap & hagglement. The ButtonBox will be onsite for all your free-reed needs! See the NESI website for full info on attending plus pictures, accounts and recordings of NESIs past.......
  14. Anyone have one for sale? Anyone have one on the East Coast or west of the Mississippi that you'd be kind enough to let me try (I'd come to you) so I could get some idea of whether one would be my cup of tea? I would purely love to sound like an oboe
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