Ironframe Posted May 6, 2007 Share Posted May 6, 2007 (edited) Hello players and dabblers! I've recently acquired my 3rd Lachenal English (48 key) and this one seems to be the nicest in tuning terms and general playability. However, it has been stored on end judging by the number of valves pointing upwards rather than sitting ready to cover the reeds. Since I'm also learning to play and this is the chosen one of three for the task, is there a method for making the valves sit where they should without too much effort (or a new set)? Another question - one of the lower D's on the LH side plays a different note (sounds a C) on the draw from the push yet it speaks late when it sounds the wrong note. Is this something obvious? Now I look at all three, the first one I acquired is a Lachenal & Co (#46707), the third one is a Louis Lachenal (#7683), the fretwork is much finer than on #46707 and the 2nd one (#7885) which has no cloth dustguard (it's missing) must be a Louis as it has the same fretwork as the 3rd one. Also No.2 has really dark green bellows leather but #7683 has brighter green bellows and the dustguard is a light wood, not cloth. Does any of this follow a pattern? Are the Louis L. models later or earlier than the L & Co.? Are they better? Enough Q's for my first post I think but I'd be very interested to hear back from any experts on these differences, even between the 2 Louis's. Thanks in advance. Paul Edited May 7, 2007 by Ironframe Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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