helmbelly Posted January 20 Share Posted January 20 Got my first EC from ebay for $95, it's as advertised, like new and in great playing shape. Has a sweet deep tone- been playing (correction: trying to play) until my hands are sore which happens sooner than I thought. (I posted a thread today about my idea for a new kind of pinkie rest in the "Ergonomics" forum.) There is one key that only sounds on the push not the pull and another plays but sounds like it has a plumbing issue - it falters on a sustained note. the other niggle is the B and B flat keys are reversed, the flat is on the third row and the whole note is on the bottom row which does not fit with my carefully drawn Wheatstone chart! This EC has sat for several years and I've read it should be played to give it time to loosen up, but I'm also curious what manufacturer/make it is which may have a hint inside the door and just want to open it up and have a look see. I'm a small tool machinist with a good shop (mill, lathe and the works) so am adequately tooled up. If any one could offer broad guidance it would be nice. I plan to search for videos. I've read up on EC repair generally at concertina.net but def want to see it with my own eyes before starting. It seems a careful use of an air gun and maybe a slight glistening (re-annointing) of nose grease (a technical term we use in the camera dept) here and there... I wonder what are the fundemental things an EC needs from time to time by way of mechanical love and repair- like gluing some felt or leather here or there - anything that does not require "local knowledge" (meaning skilled experience). The reversed B and B flat kinda bug me - is that a user repairable issue? I don;t need to tune it - just swap out the 'mailing address'. Anyway nuff said - thanks for your time. Caleb New Orleans 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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