gtotani Posted March 25, 2021 Share Posted March 25, 2021 On 3/2/2021 at 1:28 AM, papawemba said: Hello, I am back to the concertina world, not completely yet as I am looking for a new (or used) concertina. For my budget, I got the same conclusion, Minstrel or Phoenix. So did you decide ? And because of Brexit, England is less an option to buy a concertina, huge customs tax to Belgium ! And not many shop in Ireland... I have a favor for the Phoenix because of Tipo a Mano reed, but can't find any audio source of a notes by notes... Here's a video of slow playing on the Minstrel, I like it (maybe more on the harsh side than sweet) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkE_Prbs0Ow. But don't have any Phoenix comparison, I read it is sweet with Czech reed.... Any though on the Phoenix is super welcome ! Best Nicolas Hey, That's ME playing. lol Sorry that the recording quality is far from excellent. I used built in microphone of iPad. I have been using Minstrel (with Wakker Bellows)for nearly three years, and it still keeps me entertained. That recording is nearly one year old and now I can bring out far better music from Minstrel. (I think) I would definitely choose Minstrel (or Clover) over McNeela brand instrument. Wim Wakker is confident and responsible for his products wile McNeela ...... well, I am not sure. A friend of mine had had an unpleasing experience with McNeela phoenix and I have a feeling that aftersales support of McNeela is not trustworthy either. If you are lucky enough, it is possible that you may come up with a good quality McNeela brand concertina. Totani Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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