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Frank Edgley

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  1. What other instruments? It wouldn't work well if playing with equal tempered instruments. Good with fiddle.
  2. I would follow Dave's advice. Did you confirm the note was flat eith a tuner? It could well be the fiddler.
  3. Things to find out..... (1) how badly are the reedpans warped? ...(2) Are the action boards warped as well or do the have cracks in them? ...(3) In what shape are the bellows gaskets. If the reedpans fit into the bellows frames, they will certainly nned shimming, but if the tops of the gaskets are worn out, allowing leaks between the body and bellows they should also be replaced. At least, thewooden grills are intact.
  4. You definitely need a new bellows. No amount of fixing can repair that one.
  5. Replace the valve. Likely it has taken on a curve and is not sitting flat, requiring more pressure to pull it down to the surface of the reed pan. You probably should replace them all.
  6. See if you can get "SYAKU" tuning program online. No, twanging would not be accurate.
  7. Lachenals are notorious for their noisy mechanisms. It could be one of several reasons. It could be that if the bushing is missing from the hole in the button, it may cause a click. If the mechanism is raising too high it may be that the mechanism id hitting the inside of the wooden grill. If the bushings under the button is missing, it would cause a click. If there is insufficient strength from the spring, it may cause the lever itself to cause a click with the fulcrum, as the lever would lose contact with the fulcrum momentarily and when the arm reingages with the fulcrum there will be a click.
  8. I have acquired for sale a handsome C/G Wheatstone concertina, made by Frank Edgley Concertinas Ltd. The body of this instrument is Southern Australian Eucalyptus Burl, with rosewood trim. This is a beautiful wood, similar to and related to amboyna. You can check it out on my blog http://edgleyconcertinas.blogspot.com. It is in very good condition and is an excellent player. It has very fast and quiet action and has a beautiful tone. Please contact me by text at 519-991-3100 or fedgley@cogeco.ca . This instrument has been well cared for. The owner has developed physical problems which make playing impossible. Otherwise it would not be for sale.
  9. Perhaps it is louder because the pad is opening higher.....possibly (I don't know because I can't see it) the stronger spring is messing with the fulcrum post. Try a different safety pin...perhaps one of brass. or reduce the strength by holding the coil using needle0nose pliers and bending the arms.
  10. With leather that old, it may be dried out. More playing may lead to disintegration of the leather, especially in the middle east. I would think something to rejuvenate the leather should be used before damage is done.
  11. If the leather is beginning to crumble, it will probably continue to do so.....a losing battle, most likely.
  12. I would definitelay agree that it sounds like a bushing problem. Try (1) Removing the grill to get access to the bushing board; (2) Insert the pointed end of a pencil into the bushing, and work it around a bit; (3) Perhaps even put a bit of the graphite from the pencil "lead" onto the inside surface of the bushing; (4) Reassemble. That should do it.
  13. Before purchasing a Stagi, I would ask others who have (or have had) one.
  14. Just as Wolf says...doable but not as easy as you describe.
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