SteveS Posted April 12, 2010 Share Posted April 12, 2010 (edited) I have recently been doing some restoration work on a couple of instruments - those restorations have necessitated my handling various materials derived from animals - i.e. hide glue, leather parts, etc. It set me musing while I was replacing valves on a box, whether effective use of natural or man-made alternatives to parts that have been derived from animals could be made in the construction and repair of concertinas. I have been vegetarian for over 30 years, and vegan for few years of that time, and have never really been able to balance playing 'tina with being vegetarian. Has anyone tried any alternatives? Is the vegetarian concertina even possible? Are there any materials that are equivalents to those derived from animals? If alternatives have been tried, what is the impact on performance and longevity of the instruments? Steve Edited April 12, 2010 by SteveS Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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