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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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    music (with few exceptions)
    philosophy, politics + critique
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    Baltic coast, Schleswig-Holstein

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  1. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    yes - shoes of brass, aluminium... attached to the wood, mostly by pushing them into their respective slots
  2. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    wunks, no one will query whether „harmonics are playing a role in tone quality“. besides, a traditional concertina as discussed in these forums will have no reed blocks.
  3. Wolf Molkentin

    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    nice video - will watch it in its entirety later on - but re Brian Hayden, he‘s (you‘re) playing a double-reeded instrument (rather sounding like a Carlsfelder to me), isn‘t he (aren‘t you)? best wishes - 🐺
  4. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    yes - all three of my English concertinas have posts to support the thumb loops and "pinky rests" (and a third one?) ...
  5. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    Since the vibration of a reed is barely hearable anyway the communication of sympathetic reeds wouldn't add a thing of significance to the tone IMO. It's just a different type of sound generation...
  6. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    I'm asking myself the same question - but will stand corrected should wunks come out with some striking evidence...
  7. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    Hi John, to my best knowledge the reed is indeed vibrating (of course), but there is nothing to be transferred or amplified from there - the tone is produced by cutting and releasing the air flow... Best wishes - 🐺
  8. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    no problem - I just meant to justify cutting short on my side... and I'm eager to hear from you re experimenting with the sound post...
  9. Wolf Molkentin

    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    Hi wunks and Don, albeit eagerly anticipating to write something re the "fiddling" topic, two things in advance: 1. I would hardly believe that the "thinner" tone of smaller reeds could be noticeably enhanced (in terms of making it sound "fatter"), only muted. 2. Bending has been discussed here repeatedly. I think it's quite different from doing it with a harp; we just have to increase the volume/pressure whilst simultaneously closing the pad of a "lower" note. Best wishes - 🐺
  10. Wolf Molkentin

    Concertina Bow Arm

    Let's have a new thread then...
  11. Wolf Molkentin

    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    I'm sure he'll respond anyway...
  12. Wolf Molkentin

    Need some personal reviews of a brand

    This concertina will most likely have been produced in the PRC, and quality may vary, from awfull to (in a way) decent. However, what's puzzling me is that even the glossy picture on their website is showing a wonky screw which seems to have split the wood below the black tape (see first picture). If you can't afford a vintage Lachenal or similar, the Rochelle will be at least a reliable instrument. Best wishes - 🐺
  13. Wolf Molkentin

    Social Media Circles?

    late to the game myself re this thread, but it should be mentioned that sharing and discussing music of different types, styles and instruments via soundcloud can work a treat - I once used to get lots of feedback there (much more than in these forums tbh), however you then have to frequently post and comment, which is not an easy task with the ("smart") mobile phone as there is no chance for dropping sb a comment at all via the app. best wishes - 🐺
  14. Wolf Molkentin

    For sale Rock Chidley 48 button English Concertina

    oh I see - sorry to have misinterpreted your post. and re the reeds: of course I take it from you that I'm apparently mistaken here. best wishes - 🐺
  15. Wolf Molkentin

    For sale Rock Chidley 48 button English Concertina

    Pity that you have to give up playing Mike! As to the reeds, they will most likely have been made of either steel or brass. Best wishes - Wolf
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