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Wolf Molkentin

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About Wolf Molkentin

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  • Birthday 01/19/1960

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  1. I guess this is what I wanted to suggest as well (centering around C instead of D) πŸ˜‰
  2. just one quick shot - if you're aiming at melodic minor / aeolian mode (apart from the major 70th then) you might have to tune/center the instrument to Bb (F) flat rather than G (D).. best wishes - 🐺
  3. you might be able to acquire a 20b Lachenal for slightly more - the pros and cons (30b Chinese box vs. 20b vintage concertina) have extensively been discussed on these forums...
  4. Your instrument is a Lachenal "Excelsior", which has been a top-of-the-line model at some point. I have one myself, which is sufferning from some lack of air supply but is otherwise a lovely and particularly sweet-sounding instrument. Yours seems to have its original bellows, which is looking very sound! If there are no issues with reeds or action I would exepct you to get something between 1.000 and 2.000 Euros for it (I payed 1.650 for mine back then in 2011, and yours is definitely looking better.... (however, the market may have changed a bit, I don't really know...). Good luck with the sale and best wishes - 🐺
  5. John, I use to muse on that each time I'm taking up soldering, but couldn't bring myself to choosing this solution (and I'm even playing Anglo too) because I'm not prepared to lose the convenience of meaningful bellows changes... Best wishes - 🐺
  6. Yes, and Gmin is a truly sweet key - I'm tempted to diversify but as yet have stuck to the scheme of always having the treble or baritone low F, which is desirable for Gmin tunes as well (where I love to use the Fmaj harmony) on the one hand, and the low B resp. E for the TT and (F) BT (because the low third of the dominant chord is so sweet) on the other, so that I can easily switch between the instruments. However, I would love to have a F# for the trebles or baritone as well, as I like to play in Dmaj - so here I can only follow Jim's suggestion to take up the TT then... (or the F-BT with an A fingering...). Best wishes - 🐺
  7. my TT has a very low B (replacing the D#), though a very low Bb would of course be lovely too, and my BT (which transposes to Fmaj) has a very low E replacing the G# (though a very low Eb would be desirable as well), asf. ad infinitum... 😎 (BTW, the solder work is all mine...)
  8. the never-ending controversy Jim 😎, as some might prefer the Ab... best wishes - 🐺
  9. I tend to agree with Jim - for me it's just the single part of a harmony setting that I too would like to read through the treble clef, as long as I would be playing f.i. a baritone as a treble, transposing one octave downwards - OTOH should I play multi-part harmony on one instrument, I would surely prefer the eleven lines... Best wishes - 🐺
  10. you'll find that (at least) with Lachenals too, it's the never-ending controversy about sticking to the "Richter" pattern (the two rows on the LHS are identical) vs. making room for notes that are not redundant... best wishes - 🐺
  11. good point John - mine has 56 buttons - however 64 b would'nt necessarily have to be bigger (as this is not the case with model 22/24 f.i.) best wishes - 🐺
  12. good advice - if anyone is interested, I could give you the size of mine, as this is a perfect fit, to the max... (and btw the instrument would not fit into the respective Nanuk case (908), which is not bigger - to the contrary (due to the internal structure), whatever has been said here and elsewhere 😎)...
  13. my own TT Γ†ola fits perfectly into the usual Pelican/Hardigg β€žStormβ€œ case (iM2075) - not much room left for padding/foam, admittely πŸ₯³ best wishes - 🐺
  14. I think I know where - if Iβ€˜m right, it was a rather vague (and IMO unprobable) idea πŸ˜†
  15. re flight case or similar - is it a Tenor Treble or a Baritone Treble? best wishes - 🐺
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