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Bellows from Harmonikas
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:14:04 AM »

As in a previous thread, the Slovenian maker (Igor) no longer takes orders for (reasonably priced) bellows. I notice that Harmonikas do them...see here..
https://www.harmonikas.cz/en/bellows-manufacture#obsah
Has anyone tried these and if so did you get a bead on the price range?

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 11:45:53 AM »

I did not buy one but I did ask for detail and prices from Harmonicas and they are reasonably priced,depending on the added extras price changes, starts from 130 euro + VAT and postage of course, no minimum buy however price range they have 1-3 , 4-9 , and 10+...if you order 4 + at the same time price gets VERY reasonable..it might be a good idea for UK buyers to join forces together and order 4 or more at the same time  ;) i could use 2 new bellow my self for instance  8)
judging by their reeds and costumer services I expect no less quality than any other makers on the meerkat  ;D               
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 02:12:48 PM »

It's tempting to get some Liliput bellows  :D then give the old ones to Helena Handcart

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 02:53:18 PM »

It's tempting to get some Liliput bellows  :D then give the old ones to Helena Handcart
go for it Roger,get 4 of the same size and price goes down to 102 8)  I'm sure Helena would chip in for postage cost  ;D ...did I mention I am very good at refinishing old bellows ? a new house fund already for Helena's old and rude bellow.. me me me  :M   
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 03:29:26 PM »

"I am very good at refinishing old bellows"

Mmmmm!! Might you be open to doing it for other members, for money?
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 05:34:02 PM »

"Mmmmm!! Might you be open to doing it for other members, for money?"

Looks like you've just been propositioned Invadm ;)

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 05:38:59 PM »

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 10:57:46 PM »

"I am very good at refinishing old bellows"
Mmmmm!! Might you be open to doing it for other members, for money?
I would If I could, but I can't stop buying more to do for my own collection -as everyone here ;D - will see how it goes with Brexit, if can't buy more and we all slow down ..who knows  :||: 
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 09:48:29 AM »

... will see how it goes with Brexit, if can't buy more and we all slow down ..who knows  :||:

"she who must be obeyed" would not be unhappy with a slowdown ...  ;D
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 10:43:26 PM »

As in a previous thread, the Slovenian maker (Igor) no longer takes orders for (reasonably priced) bellows. I notice that Harmonikas do them...see here..
https://www.harmonikas.cz/en/bellows-manufacture#obsah
Has anyone tried these and if so did you get a bead on the price range?

Interestingly, I think I stumbled across an Igor "offer" on the USA ebay within the last few week - but I don't think they were particularly "reasonably priced"!
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 12:08:33 PM »

Well I have ordered (I.e. filled out the form) for some Liliput bellows on the Harmonikas web site, but so far I haven’t been informed of the price, so it’s a bit...er....flaky.

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 12:48:03 PM »

"Interestingly, I think I stumbled across an Igor "offer" on the USA ebay within the last few week - but I don't think they were particularly "reasonably priced"!"

Perhaps the poor blighter just got sick of living in relative poverty, and wanted to join the ranks of the well-heeled?
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2019, 07:20:18 PM »

This was covered in another thread. Igor used to be v reasonable, but now charges €250, which is not dissimilar to the Italian bellows, which are probably better quality (though you might have to wait for 6 weeks). I'll keep you posted on Harmonikas bellows. It’s a bit irritating that when you order you don’t actually get a price.  (:)

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 08:58:22 PM »

I’m interested in your success, keep us posted.

I went there to fill in the order form ( its really a quote, isn’t it?) and I wonder why the D dimension is there or is needed. Wouldn’t the number of folds and the materials and its thickness being used to build them determine the D side dimension when bellows are closed? What am I not seeing,is it when its opened?

I know what size is required to the mm ( closed bellows ) but I would think above mentioned would control that size.




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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2019, 12:50:48 AM »

Yes I wondered about that dimension. It’s going to be more on new bellows than on old worn bellows. Also, the smallest fold depth (20mm) is about right for a Liliput, but this is less than the minimum you can get if you order via Carini and also when one ordered from Igor.

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 12:41:19 PM »

Here is bellows price list from Harmonikas. I should be getting my Liliput bellows by the eof October.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 12:43:23 PM »

Here is bellows price list from Harmonikas. I should be getting my Liliput bellows by the eof October.

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 12:44:16 PM »

Try it now...

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2019, 12:58:24 PM »

it has gone up a bit, list I had was from 2018  (:) but still looking good
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2019, 11:02:00 AM »

Does anyone know what is meant by the "Member of pieces" question on the Harmonikas bellows order form. It requires the input of a number  - so I am guessing it is asking how many completed bellows are being ordered?
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