Bruce Thomson Posted February 17, 2013 Share Posted February 17, 2013 Looking to buy a 56-key Wheatstone Aeola baritone-treble I liked the one I saw played by Jon Loomes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Japyi2ESZ8 I have three English concertinas, partly with a view to teaching others at some stage... Lachenal treble, Hohner treble, Stagi tenor. Dunno if I'll be able to afford it (freight to NZ, 15% tax on top of the price+freight) but I'm a determined type, willing to wait for what I want. I'm cheeky enough to be pondering ways of making my Stagi tenor more like a Wheatstone - Today, putting closed cell foam in the reed chamber as muffling failed, so I had to take it out, I had to tweak a few things to get it to play well again. - But did fix the junky thumbstraps (see youtub video - Pondering for a way of making its plastic keys less woggly (the holes are slightly conical, perhaps to help during reassembly - it makes placement of all the buttons easier, but that causes play in the buttons when pressed. By the way it has *cardboard* reinforcement of inside the bellows - perhaps that's partly why it sounds like a cardboard box. When I looked inside, the poor thing blushed and its high notes quivered. I still love it though - it can't help the way it was made. Anyway, 'grateful of you can help either to locate a baritone-treble for sale, or to make my Stagi tenor play better and sound nicer. You can probably tell I'm fairly brave about tinkering with my concertinas. I've replaced springs, fixed dud reeds. That's because there's no experts I know of in NZ, and if there were, I'd rather save for a better instrument. Bruce (Tomo) Thomson 20 Lyndhurst St. Chelwood Village, Palmerston North New Zealand 4412 64 06 357 7773 021 176 9711 firstname.lastname@example.org Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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