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Wolf Molkentin

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    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    yes - shoes of brass, aluminium... attached to the wood, mostly by pushing them into their respective slots
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    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.
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    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 - 🐺
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    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?) ...
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    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...
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    Fiddlin' around with the concertina.

    I'm asking myself the same question - but will stand corrected should wunks come out with some striking evidence...
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    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 - 🐺
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    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...
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    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 - 🐺
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    Concertina Bow Arm

    Let's have a new thread then...
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    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    I'm sure he'll respond anyway...
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    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 - 🐺
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    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 - 🐺
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    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 - 🐺
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    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
  16. neither do I 🙂 (happy casual user of the Englitina app)
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    Music Genres-Concertina Type?

    wise words definitely, Geoff!
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    55 key Lachenal Maccan For Sale

    Hi Dirge, good to "see" you once again here (was missing your posts, discussing and sharing music etc.). Good luck with the sale, and hopefully bye just for now! 🐺
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    Music Genres-Concertina Type?

    I guess that depends. If Mike should feel uncomfortable with the Anglo or is looking for the boost of a new beginning, he might well switch to the English, or Duet..., or at least give another system a try...
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    Music Genres-Concertina Type?

    Hi Mike, if you‘re inclined to try out the English: go for it, it‘s a wonderful instrument (from folk to baroque and anything) and capable of a harmonisation both rich and subtle... In any event, best wishes - 🐺
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    Home recording kit

    Blue Yeti (Mic) - I tend to repeat myself 😎
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    Conversion from button accordion

    Talking of "button accordions" it would be useful to clarify whether it's a "cba" (chromatic button accordian) or a melodeon (diatonic button accordion). The latter might in fact lead to choosing the Anglo, whereas in case of the former one would possibly rather suggest a Duet - albeit everything is highly personal and needs to be tried out... Re the shoulder pain I can affirm that in my case switching from a large piano accordion to (English) concertina has caused the pain to entirely vanish. Best wishes - 🐺
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    Tuning up or tuning down

    re adding solder, as I have been there twice myself (albeit just for one pair of reeds each time), it might be added: 1. the use of a heat sink vs. going through the process as fast as you (properly) can has been subject of discussions here (in the end I spared it, following Adrian‘s advice as I seem to recall) 2. before filing the solder it might be useful to remove surplus solder spread out across the edges of a reed with a razor blade or scalpel in order not to damage its perfect fit in the slot (with the file otherwise) best wishes - 🐺
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    Wheatstone EC on Shop Goodwill

    I get a connection refused error...
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