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hickory-wind

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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2019, 03:54:59 PM »

I have a Hohner for sale at the moment:
http://bellingersbuttonboxes.com/product/hohner-f-bb-black-blond-accordion/
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Have one or two more 'black & blond" Hohners in stock unrestored.

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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2019, 04:01:01 PM »

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Even though it's a 21-button, and only 2-voice?

I would have thought that the tuning was the surprising factor in its desirability in Ireland, no? How does F/Bb fit in with ITM?
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2019, 06:52:24 PM »

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Even though it's a 21-button, and only 2-voice?

I would have thought that the tuning was the surprising factor in its desirability in Ireland, no? How does F/Bb fit in with ITM?

Convert the F row to A and you've got something desirable, although it would have to be described as a niche market (people who hang out with flute players with Bb pipes or flutes, for example).
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2019, 07:03:34 AM »

I'm just saying it is likely to be quite a good quality, nice sounding box. Not much use in ITM, obviously.
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2019, 08:22:44 AM »

I know Delicq played one on occasion.
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2019, 04:10:52 PM »

I’ve heard of players in Ireland buying boxes like this to convert. Small, light weight, often wooden soundboard. Convert the keyboard to a flat one and boom you’re on your way.
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2019, 05:01:50 PM »

I’ve heard of players in Ireland buying boxes like this to convert. Small, light weight, often wooden soundboard. Convert the keyboard to a flat one and boom you’re on your way.

Yes, that happens, though I don't think converting to a flat keyboard is straightforward. There's a Danish guy in Galway who does it - I've one of his (a Paolo Soprani) in C#/D that came from Sweden - I don't know what the tuning was originally.
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2019, 08:14:59 PM »

I’ve heard of players in Ireland buying boxes like this to convert. Small, light weight, often wooden soundboard. Convert the keyboard to a flat one and boom you’re on your way.

Yes, that happens, though I don't think converting to a flat keyboard is straightforward. There's a Danish guy in Galway who does it - I've one of his (a Paolo Soprani) in C#/D that came from Sweden - I don't know what the tuning was originally.

Anders, yeah? I’ve heard good things!
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2019, 11:14:35 PM »

I’ve heard of players in Ireland buying boxes like this to convert. Small, light weight, often wooden soundboard. Convert the keyboard to a flat one and boom you’re on your way.

Or you could just play it in the key it was built in, and if you want to play in different keys don't buy but wait until a good instrument in your preferred tuning comes up. As they do, eventually. Usually in my experience just after you've bought something that's not quite right, and you don't have the funds...
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Re: F/Bb
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2019, 10:46:52 PM »

F/Bb is an amazing key ... delightfully deep sound.
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