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AndyNT

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  1. It is definitely worth telling Chris at Barleycorn what you are looking for, and your budget. They are buying and selling lots of concertinas every week, so the website is always incomplete. Brass vs steel reeds? I'd go with a tatty steel reed instrument rather than a pretty brass reed one as I prefer the sound of them, and looks are a secondary consideration when budgets are limited.
  2. Hi Tom If that were my case and in regular use, then I'd do the following. - The handle looks beyond repair and needs to be replaced. - Reinforce the hinge by glueing and then sewing a strip of thin leather over the existing hinge. I suspect the box probably has a mid-layer of 'card' to give it shape and rigidity, in the same way that Adrian's earlier one had a wooden mid-layer. So it might be slightly more complicated. If you don't have the skills yourself, I suggest you reach out to your local leatherworker community where I'm sure someone would be happy to revitalise that case. Leatherworker.net is a good place online to start or visit your local Tandy Leather store, I'm guessing you are in the US. Best of luck.
  3. Great work, Luke. It is really helping me as I explore left hand chord options for my GD 32 button Lachenal. Next step is to make a custom layout for it. Couple of observations - - It would be nice if there was a way to toggle the sound on and off. I don't need it chiming whenever I click anything, just when I want to hear something specific. - Currently chord button selection is tied to the octave of the root note selected. It would be nice to have the option to highlight all the note options for a selected chord across both hands, irrespective of octave. This would make chord inversions and harmonising partial chords more 'visible'. E.g. selecting any C on the piano would highlight every C, E and G for the Maj chord. BTW I'm using Chrome on Win 10.
  4. Is there a way to display the posts within a thread in reverse chronological order i.e. newest posts at the top? I find this helpful, particularly when older multi-page threads get revived. It is a user setting in some forum s/w but I can't find it for concertina.net
  5. I'm looking for one or two Microvox M400 mics to use with my Lachenal anglo . Perhaps you have some old Microvox kit gathering dust in a drawer? If so, please get in touch. Microvox have stopped trading so the mics are not available new.I already use Microvox mics etc on my melodeon, and would prefer not to invest in brand new mic kit for my anglo at this stage.
  6. Thanks Gail, I'll get your contact details from Richard and pass them on to Peter. He's a MMM member but seldom dances now. Thanks, Andy
  7. A friend has been struggling to teach himself to play English concertina, and has decided he would really benefit from some face-to-face lessons. He lives on the Wirral on Merseyside. I did suggest online lessons might be an option, but he said he struggles with technology. If anyone has any suggestions of tutors in his area who might be able to assist, I will pass their details on to him to then make contact. Thanks, Andy
  8. This concertina has now been sold privately.
  9. I'm still looking for a buyer for my C/G Crabb Anglo, so I am reducing the price to £1750. Although the Crabb is living in the UK at the moment, transatlantic enquiries are most welcome. Andy
  10. My Crabb concertina has been listed for sale for a while onTheo's The Box Place website at £2450. I am keen that it moves on to a good home to get played, and have decided to help the process by significantly reducing the price down to £2000. The history of this concertina was discussed here in a thread a number of years ago with definitive input from Geoffrey Crabb. He confirmed it was one of a batch of ten made in 1960 by his father and brother. I purchased the concertina a few decades later from Chris Algar. Since then, Theo has undertaken some restorative work on it including replacing the bellows/reedpan gaskets and some of the button bushings. In terms of its specification: - Steel reeds - Metal ends - 6 fold bellows - Lachenal/Wheatstone button layout - Leather carry case. The concertina is currently residing with Theo at The Box Place, so he can also help with any specific questions. Feel free to make me a sensible offer. I might even consider a D/G melodeon in part-ex!!
  11. Brilliant! Thanks Geoff, that's great. I couldn't have wished for more Best regards, Andy PS Must remember to come here again - nice people!!!
  12. Hi, My first post on the forum, as I tend to frequent the 'other' one, so hi to Melnet friends I'm looking for information on history of my C/G Crabb Anglo, purchased many many years ago from Chris Algar who had obviously done some restoration work on it - new bellows, straps etc. I've looked at the various items and images about Crabbs on the site, and touched some beautiful ones. But this one looks more like a 'Ford' than a 'Bentley'. On LH, it is stamped Crabb 14141 Made in England . On the RH, H Crabb & Son Makers London N1 I've attached a couple of images - couldn't manage close ups of stamps but both oval. As you can see, it has been used! Could it have been made for Salvation Army perhaps? Many thanks, Andy
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