bill_mchale Posted February 19, 2006 Share Posted February 19, 2006 A friend has all but convinced me to put an order in on a Suttner (I think he feels it won't hurt as much if he takes the leap with a friend lol). The 4 year wait is just about perfect for me... If I put $20 a week in a special bank account dedicated to the Suttner, i ought to have the cash on hand when it comes due . Anyway, despite my fondness for the idea of going for a 38 button system I have realized that by the time I finally get the beast I will probably be too set in my playing style to ever take advantage of extra buttons; so I am probably going to order a 31 button. I figure Jefferies System because that is what I play now... but with the push Eb on the right hand accidentals replaced with an F# on the push (since an F# push is the button I most desperately want) and the C drone with a D drone. So i am pretty sure about the layout.. but if anyone has any specific thoughts. As you folks probably all know by now, I am a dedicated Irish player and I think these changes will increase the concertina's flexibility for that. The one question I have is.. does anyone have any opinions on the differences between the Suttner A2 versus the A3. I know the A2 means a parallel reed pan and the A3 means a radial pan. I have plenty experience with parallel reed pans being that my Kensington, Marcus and Edgley are set up that way. Does the A3 offer any particular advantages in tone action or response? Anyway, thanks to everyone in advance for your input. -- Bill Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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