Ivan Viehoff Posted October 2, 2006 Share Posted October 2, 2006 I had my Lachenal 46-key Maccann with bone buttons and veneered wooden ends bushed a couple of years ago, expecting that it would be much smoother and quieter, as indeed it was when it first came back from the highly reputable restorer. But I am finding a few buttons (now up to about 8) are regularly getting stuck in the bushing. Although some of them are rarely used right hand high notes, some of them are just about the most commonly used buttons - left hand high notes. Most of the rest work beautifully. I have fiddled with the springs to get maximum force from the springs, pushed the buttons in and out lots of times, taken out the button and used a piece of wood to press down on the bushing round and round, I have removed surface grime from the button where present, etc. This type of thing usually makes things a bit better, but the problem buttons are always stiff. And when I leave the concertina for a few days and next pick up the concertina they are usually as bad as they were last time. I have recently been distracted from musical activities for a few months (new baby) and now they are worse than ever. Is there something I can do to make a permanent solution? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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