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New accordion

Dave the Gnome 22 Nov 18 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,Geordie boy 22 Nov 18 - 06:39 PM
leeneia 22 Nov 18 - 10:57 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Nov 18 - 11:15 PM
BobL 23 Nov 18 - 03:14 AM
Dave the Gnome 23 Nov 18 - 03:24 AM
Dave the Gnome 23 Nov 18 - 03:42 AM
leeneia 23 Nov 18 - 03:16 PM
GUEST,Ebor Fiddler 24 Nov 18 - 03:02 PM
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Subject: New piano accordion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 11:27 AM

I have had a Chinese piano accordion for about 5 years now while learning to play and always been happy with it. It is a over the top for my needs with 72 bass buttons, 2 couplers on the bass and 7 couplers on the keyboard so I decided to go smaller. I tried a 48 bass but that seemed a bit too small then I came across this Scarlatti on the Hobgoblin site at almost half price. It is still Chinese but has 60 bass, which is like the 72 but with the outer row (diminished, which I have never used!) removed. There is no couplers on the bass and only 5 on the keyboard so it is also a bit lighter. I am very happy with it so far!

Anyone want to buy a 72 bass no-name as described above that plays very well for around £200? Or know anyone who might?


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: GUEST,Geordie boy
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 06:39 PM

Where are you based? I might be interested.


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: leeneia
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 10:57 PM

Congratulations on your new accordion, Dave. I play, and I have never used a diminished chord either.

Mine is a Hohner student model, which is all the weight I want to have on my shoulders. The best advice I got about it came from a teacher who told me not to use the box it came in. She was right; putting it in the box jars it every time, and taking it in and out was enough of a chore to keep me from practicing. Now I set in on a little-used dining room chair and I play it much more.

What's a coupler?


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 11:15 PM

Leenia -

A coupler allows one to play another octave without the hand stretch. It is also common on organs.

However, Dear Mr. Dave The Gnome....

What pray-tell is the Hobgoblin?

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

It appears to be.....


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: BobL
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 03:14 AM

1. A pub in Bristol
2. A beer
3. A music shop

Not necessarily in that order of priority


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 03:24 AM

I could have bought it from a pub in Bristol but, no, it was the music shop :-)

Geordie Boy - Near Skipton in Yorkshire. Any good?


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 03:42 AM

Leeneia - The new accordion has three sets of reeds or 'voices'. One is low and one high so switching between the two will achieve what Gargoyle says. This is done using the coupler switches. See here for details. You can also mix the voices to get different sounds. The one I use as default cuts in two sets of reeds to give a 'wet' sound with a slight vibrato. The middle one cuts in all the reeds. The bottom one is the lowest set only and the top switch the highest only.

Not that I am talented enough to use them to any great extent!


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: leeneia
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 03:16 PM

Thanks. I have two choices on my accordion, but I didn't know what you call them.


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Subject: RE: New accordion
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 24 Nov 18 - 03:02 PM

"On"and"Off"?


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