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    Jeffries Bros 31 button C/G for sale

    Hi Allison, I just sent you a PM. Alan Preliasco
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    Wtb: 35B Crane, 39B Maccann Or Similar Duet Concertina

    Hi Matthew, I have a 46 button MacCann and a 42 button Crane, and both have been overhauled by Greg Jowaisas. Send me a PM for more info. Thanks, Alan
  3. The Yankee Candle factory and store is "around the corner" from The Button Box so you can start your holiday shopping early!
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    What we all look like - take 2

    Here's some pics of me playing Anglo and Bass. The third pic is for Dirge. It's my 1939 Midget racer, which I think you call a "SpeedCar" down your way. Alan
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    Advice needed

    Hi Joanna, I'm also an HD player and travel every week for business. I have several travel instruments that I bring with me, depending upon where I'm going and how long I'll be staying. I have to be aware of the type of aircraft and the size of the overhead bins when I make my reservations. I also need to know if bags will be checked and picked up planeside or if they have to be checked ahead of time. I also determine if there are going to be any Irish sessions at my destination. Based on this info, I decide what instruments to bring. I've got a travel mandolin that fits into my checked baggage. If it's a smaller plane, I use a small roller suitcase that holds my concertina in a gig bag, and my Weltmeister button accordion (melodeon). This can go in the bins or possibly under the seat in front of me. If it is a larger plane I've got a rolling dufflebag which holds the concertina, accordion and a TK Obrien Backpacker HD. It's a tiny 9/8 that doesn't have the best sound but is perfect for hammering practice. I've never had any trouble bringing the instruments through security. Allow for extra time because they usually want to open and look at everything. I was asked to play my concertina only once (it was late at night and security was bored) so I gave them a quick rendition of Fanny Power. Alan
  6. I've used a set of small microphones clipped to the handles of my anglo, fed to a personal amp on my belt, and then used one 'earbud' and it worked fairly well. Then I had Bob Tedrow at Homewood Musical Instruments build a 'Fretless' Anglo for me and it works better than any electronic method. Here's the link" http://hmi.homewood.net/fretless/ The sound comes out the sides, rather than the ends, and I can hear it fine.
  7. Anyone planning to go to Augusta (USA) Irish Week in July? There is a great lineup of teaching staff, and Edel Fox is the concertina instructor this year. Did you know that "same-day" group registration can save $50 to $70 off of tuition fees? We already have 5 people ($50 off) in our "group" and are looking for at least 2 more ($70 off). The way it works: We will pick a group name (maybe "CNET" or something), and everyone in the group will register online and pay their tuition on the same day (TBD - probably within the next month). Caveat - we have to register and pay early because there are a limited number of group discounts available. So, if you are definitely going, this is a great way to save some money. Let me know if you are interested. Alan P.S. Sorry about the double post, I accidently posted this to buy/sell first.
  8. Anyone planning to go to Augusta (USA) Irish Week in July? There is a great lineup of teaching staff, and Edel Fox is the concertina instructor this year. Did you know that "same-day" group registration can save $50 to $70 off of tuition fees? We already have 5 people ($50 off) in our "group" and are looking for at least 2 more ($70 off). The way it works: We will pick a group name (maybe "CNET" or something), and everyone in the group will register online and pay their tuition on the same day (TBD - probably within the next month). Caveat - we have to register and pay early because there are a limited number of group discounts available. So, if you are definitely going, this is a great way to save some money. Let me know if you are interested. Alan
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    Herrington 24-button Anglo- Price Reduced

    Oops. I screwed up the last post - sorry What I meant to ask is a clarification on the key - is it G/D or G/C? I have a G/C Edgeley and like it and wouldn't mind having a G/D but I don't need another G/C.
  10. Older German made Hohner HA-114 Melodeon Key of G, 4 stops. 4 treble sets of reeds. 1 Low, 2 medium and 1 high. Excellent condition. Plays like new. No Case. $350 plus shipping. Email for pictures. Trades considered. aprelias@hotmail.com
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    For Sale: Edgley C/g Anglo 24b

    Hi Dave, Is the Edgley still for sale? Alan email - aprelias@hotmail.com
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    Hohner 3 Row Button Accordion - Key A/d/g - For Sale

    I'm located in Boston Mass USA
  13. The concertina is sold.
  14. Concertina - Lachenal Anglo 20. Serial# 23385. Steel reeds. 5 fold bellows. Plays poorly - needs restoration/rebuilding. The good - All reeds are present and not rusty. The valves appear to have been replaced recently. The bad - Some pads will need to be replaced. The bellows have been crudely patched in a couple spots but holds air. The ugly - Both reed pans are leaky and may be slightly warped. Needs new gaskets on both ends. This would be a good home project, but it would probably be too expensive to have it repaired professionally. It comes with an original wooden case. $250 b/o email aprelias@hotmail.com
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