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 on: Today at 06:55:05 AM 
Started by Clive Williams - Last post by Grape Ape
Ok here’s a fitting tune for the heatwave....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4JDIyVCgau4

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 on: Today at 04:43:55 AM 
Started by Clive Williams - Last post by Grape Ape
It was Saturday night, and I was feelin’ alright, so I decided to have another go...
This time on the low reed and only one take....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B618WqOp9OY&persist_app=1&app=m

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 on: Today at 02:33:34 AM 
Started by AnnC - Last post by syale
Looking good for visiting Whitby during a trip to see my family. Will be following this thread for hints and tips etc. Will probably only get to visit for a couple of days early after the weekend. Not too far away now. I normally single row so bringing a D and a G box would be good?

Stephen

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 on: Today at 12:50:58 AM 
Started by Clive Williams - Last post by Steve_freereeder
... For example at modest air volumes my left hand chord notes don't always speak together, so I have to wait a bit or play louder.
It could be that some of the valves are a bit curled so that some air is being used to close the valve before the reed speaks. But otherwise this is normally an indication that the reed tip gaps need adjusting. It should be possible to adjust the gap so that all the reeds speak together even under relatively low bellows pressure. Ask your friendly local box fettler to do this for you  ;)

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 on: Yesterday at 11:28:07 PM 
Started by Kon - Last post by playandteach
I put longer feet on my Serafini, because the bass strap was chunkier than the plastic feet allowed for. Simple fix.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:26:47 PM 
Started by Clive Williams - Last post by playandteach
P&T, I am not sure I have received any feedback on my attempt other than the brutal honesty of my own recording which tells me I begin the song off tempo and that I should lighten up on the basses...
I mean feedback from the instrument. If you are finding it revealing, then it's doing everything you ask of it, and any bumps and slumps are player related. I think it's worse to have an instrument that responds with varying sensitivity. For example at modest air volumes my left hand chord notes don't always speak together, so I have to wait a bit or play louder.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:08:24 PM 
Started by Kon - Last post by Jon Stapleton
What Steve said  that crack won't cause you problems even if you do nothing     glue and clamp :||:

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 on: Yesterday at 11:06:10 PM 
Started by Gav Wood - Last post by Jon Stapleton
I have never done this but have you tried steam?

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 on: Yesterday at 10:37:02 PM 
Started by Kon - Last post by Steve_freereeder
It doesn't look too serious.

Don't try removing the frame from the bellows - you would only create more problems for yourself.

PVA glue is a good option. Run some glue into the crack and work it in using a thin blade or a needle. Then simply clamp gently with a pincer-type spring clamp, or whatever you have available. It's OK to clamp over the last bellows fold - perhaps with a protective strip of wood.

Alternatively, use some cyano-acrylate 'superglue'. It has good penetrative properties and should wick itself into the crack. Either clamp it as above, or use finger pressure to hold the crack closed for a few seconds until the glue sets. Be careful not to glue your fingers to the frame!

Either method should work well and with no need to use a reinforcing strip of plywood on the inside.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:17:38 PM 
Started by Barry Spaul - Last post by Nigel
Leeds eh! I thought that all ground breaking stuff, engineering advances etc in the 19th Century happened in Manchester. It was a common theme the last time I visited the science museum in Manchester.

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