Seth Posted August 29, 2019 Share Posted August 29, 2019 (edited) I made the new bellows for the 5 fold Lachenal that some folks have been following on Instagram. It’s the first one I’ve restored/built of the few I’ve messed with that didn’t have accordion reeds. It’s the same one that had the leaks on the other post. Now that’s fixed and the thing is extremely airtight, enough so that I can hold it vertical with the bellows extended and it stays upright Here comes the issue and I haven’t done any reed tuning yet although the set sounds close it needs some tuning. All the buttons play but it feels like a little bit of a struggle playing the thing. It doesn’t seem like it takes a lot of air to get a note to play but the reeds do seem slow. Not sure how to explain it but feels like I need 2-3 times the pressure to play it and it feels like the bellows use air very slow. I still have a lot to learn so I’m getting in after it but I don’t want to mess with the reeds more than necessary. Cheers & have a great weekend, Seth Edited August 30, 2019 by Seth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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