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One row with bells!
« on: December 21, 2013, 03:14:11 PM »

Here's an interesting melodeon accessory.


Melodeon with bells by hankins.greg, on Flickr

Note that there's a bell on either end of the bass handle.

Just showed up on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171199912270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 06:51:07 PM »

That's almost definitely a Russian garmon/gamoshka: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmon

The little hammered bells are a common feature of a subset of those. If you search ebay under "garmon" you'll likely run across more of those amongst the larger non-belled ones.

Iirc, the term "garmon" is because there's no clear "h" sound in Russian so a lot of foreign terms starting with "h" go to "g". Thus the odd mentions in Russian WWII histories of "Adolf Gitler ". Seriously .
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 07:08:24 PM »

it is a saratovskaya garmon' and is played like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CiHkQaV-vY
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 09:30:08 PM »

Don't get too excited now, folks: this is a very ordinary 19th century German one row box.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 09:37:34 PM by diatonix »
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 09:33:18 PM »

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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 10:42:56 PM »

I've fitted bells to several one-rows in my time.
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 11:52:05 PM »

it is a saratovskaya garmon

It's true that a Saratovskaya garmoshka has bells, but it doesn't look like that (I have one) and I've seen ordinary melodeons with bells like that. So...
Don't get too excited now, folks: this is a very ordinary 19th century German one row box.
gets my vote.
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 09:44:16 AM »

ow indeed I have never seen one in real life - thanks for a valuable little lesson in not taking pars pro toto and not being too sure of my self  :|bl (:) 
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 10:28:17 AM »

This is not a saratovskaya garmon/gamoshka.

Here is the old Saratov accordion:


http://vk.com/club27281888?z=album-27281888_135314209

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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 10:47:51 AM »

thanks for a valuable little lesson in not taking pars pro toto and not being too sure of my self  :|bl (:)

Don't worry - we've all done it  ;)
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 03:27:02 PM »

How do you actually play the bells? They don't appear to be button controlled, do you just flick em when you fancy?  ???
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 06:10:14 PM »

There's usually a spring loaded lever by the air button.
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 06:17:01 PM »

Ta for that  ;D
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 07:40:49 PM »

On mine they are rung by levers attached to the bass and chord button action.
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 08:25:19 PM »

Saratovskaya garmon/garmoshka:



Buttons 1+3

press sharply and deeply -  bell on

press the shallow and easily – bell off

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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 08:43:22 PM »

What a great gang you all are. You learn a bit more every day.
 Now. How do I fit bells to my Dino Bafetti?  >:E
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 08:47:18 PM »

How do I fit bells to my Dino Bafetti?  >:E

Get a morris man to play it  ;)

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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 08:50:56 PM »

How do I fit bells to my Dino Bafetti?  >:E

Get a morris man to play it  ;)

Brill.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2013, 12:50:08 AM »

Just wondering if you could whistles fitted as well...

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Re: One row with bells!
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2013, 09:48:30 AM »

You should be able to replace a reed with a whistle.
...but percussion is a much more appropriate thing to add to the bass buttons.
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