richard Posted February 5, 2004 Share Posted February 5, 2004 (edited) Hello folks My Wheatstone (early 1930's) has a very nice clear and sweet tone consistently on almost all the notes but not all. A few notes have a high frequency metallic aspect to their tone. It is subtle but I can hear it and notice it. I can compare the two Bs (G row #4 on the push..and the C row #6 on the pull). The B on the pull has a metallic edge to it that is very distressing. Also that note is noticebly lower in volume. the response is good though. The same is true for my G row (#5 D on the push). Since the same notes on the other side have a nice tone could I assume both reeds should sound the same, symmetrical, and could this be a problem that is fixable? Another problem is that two other notes are noticeably louder. their tone is nice but they stand out too much. The notes are the G row G and B on the push (#3 & #4). Can this be adjusted? How adjustable are the reeds and the sound they make? Does one have to accept the less than perfect notes on a good instrument? Is it inevitable that every concertina will have its ideosynchrises, strengths and weak spots? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot, Richard Edited February 5, 2004 by richard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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