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UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype

Ed. 03 Feb 09 - 06:12 AM
GUEST,Rich 03 Feb 09 - 06:38 AM
manitas_at_work 03 Feb 09 - 06:41 AM
treewind 03 Feb 09 - 07:24 AM
treewind 03 Feb 09 - 07:31 AM
GUEST,Terry Callaghan 11 Feb 09 - 02:52 PM
treewind 11 Feb 09 - 03:06 PM
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Subject: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: Ed.
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 06:12 AM

Have seen this Melodeon on the Music Room website and wondered if anyone had any views?


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Subject: RE: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 06:38 AM

Looks like it could be good. I haven't played it but I do have an Oakwood and it's great. All depends on whether it has that Oakwood punch. I'd have preferred a stepped keyboard, but that's just my preference. Is it £599 or £899? There seems to be two different prices.

Rich


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Subject: RE: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 06:41 AM

I think it's just the prototype thats £599. The actual line model is £899.


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Subject: RE: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: treewind
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 07:24 AM

Last year at Ely Folk Festival I saw and tried a new Dino Baffetti melodeon that The Music Room were offering for sale. It's the only box I've played that felt and sounded like my Oakwood. A few months later I read that Oakwood had been working on a design for Dino Baffetti (or something like that - both names were involved somehow) and I think that's what I had seen because it was so uncannily Oakwood like - much brighter tone than your standard black and white Dino which is still a very nice and loud box.

I wonder if this prototype is connected in any way. It's a very tempting price. If it's a two-voice instrument it's a good price even at £899 for the banded Sandpiper - a lot less that I paid for my Oakwood.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: treewind
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 07:31 AM

Ah! found it now: The Dino Baffetti/Oakwood Binci - no relation, but a very nice box, I can assure you.

I still think the new Oakwood will be a good'un - and I should think the prototype would make an ideal morris box - cheap and loud.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: GUEST,Terry Callaghan
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 02:52 PM

I bought a prototype sandpiper in November 2008 and it is superb to play and phenomenal value. great action and really good sound. A total pleasure and handles very fast irish reels brilliantly. Goes down very well in Doolin.


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Subject: RE: UK:Views on the Melodeon Prototype
From: treewind
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 03:06 PM

What's the keyboard layout on the prototype?
Is it 4th button start?
Accidentals?

Anahata


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