Long Haired David Posted November 6, 2018 Share Posted November 6, 2018 Yesterday I travelled over 200 miles to Barleycorn Concertinas (Chris Algar) to swap my 20 button C/D Anglo Lachenal (with a 74xxx serial number) for a 30 button equivalent. I now have a very nice 30 button Lachenal but it differs from my old one in one respect. When you looked at the old one, there was a red sheet of paper(??) behind the fretwork so that you couldn't see the pads etc. My new one doesn't have that so a) I can see all of the works and b) I can feel the air coming out on my hands (which I didn't notice before). I realise that this is done to increase the volume but I play solely for my own pleasure and thus the volume doesn't matter. I had another concertina from a different supplier just for a couple of weeks and in that time some fluff got into one of the pads stopping the C# from sounding. I have never had this happen with my old concertina and I am sure that it is because of the lack of this element. Finally, I get to it. My question is what material should I use to put behind the fret work to make it look and sound like my old one? I attach a photo of my new instrument. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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