varney Posted December 1, 2009 Share Posted December 1, 2009 I know this is probably a dumb question but why is a metal ended concertina louder than a wooden end? What causes the increase in volume? Or has it to do with the quality of reeds in wooden ended models as opposed to the more upmarket metal ended ones? I know a mahogany ended Lachenal has brass reeds which are soft in sound, the rosewood ended model has steel reeds which naturally would be louder. What happens when we go up to the better quality metal ended Lachenals - do the metal ends help reasonate the sound out in some way? On a related side issue - is is alright to take out the baffles of an old wooden ended Lachenal to allow it to 'speak' louder? Why are baffles used in the first place if the muffle the sound? I'm here to learn so please feel free to tell me I'm an idiot! Michael. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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