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A practical conversion?
« on: November 14, 2008, 09:35:30 PM »

Hi,
Besides playing for Morris, I also use my melodeons at my school....I'm a teacher.

Now, over the years I've collected loads of melodeon friendly songs in G.....and a few in C.
I have two Pokerworks....one G/D and another C/G

Recently I've bought a new Hohner Morgane ( G/D)

So, I have a G/D Pokerwork doing very little at the moment.

Years ago, I remember that Hohner used to make single rows in a variety of keys.....and I always fancied one in F because it would have been useful at school....but they faded away and I haven't seen one in years.

So I was wondering.....how feasible would it be to convert my Pokerwork  G/D into a Pokerwork F/C?

Thanks in advance,
Phil
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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 07:15:16 AM »

Phil, assuming your D/G is in good order and fairly original, you would probably get a better deal selling your sought-after D/G box and buying a similar, but seemingly less in demand C/F at a lower price, with the difference in value being put towards improving/repairing the C/F if needed. Overall, the change-over may cost next to nothing.
That is, if you can find a C/F. Have you looked on eBay Germany? Lots there...

My 10p worth....

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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 11:22:30 AM »

Have you looked on eBay Germany? Lots there...

Where something like this might be what you are looking for.

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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 12:27:43 PM »

Point taken. Thanks.
Sofort Kaufen = buy now?

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 12:34:50 PM »

Point taken. Thanks.
Sofort Kaufen = buy now?

Phil

Yes

If you add the item to your watch list, then go to the item via your "my ebay" page, then all text appears in English, apart from the owners description.
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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008, 07:25:59 PM »

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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 08:31:26 PM »

Single-row in F for cheap:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=350095054526


I can't make any official claim about this box, having never played it.  But I've watched the box and the price is now lower than it has been in the past (several auction cycles).  Seems like it would be a good deal.

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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 10:08:29 PM »

I know the seller, he is an official Hohner importer and distributor in Canada and also does service. I have seen the box and it is indeed in very good condition.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008, 10:25:08 PM »

I know the seller, he is an official Hohner importer and distributor in Canada and also does service. I have seen the box and it is indeed in very good condition.

Oops, didn't mean to come off gruff or critical.   :)   I meant that the price keeps dropping and it would certainly be a nice bargain for someone.  I ordered some things from the seller a ways back, he is indeed a reputable dealer.  Post edited above to reflect this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008, 10:10:37 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2008, 09:25:41 PM »

Hi Phil

I have a complete set of C/F reed blocks in good nick, which I'd be happy to swap for your D/G set.

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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 06:09:40 AM »

Hi Phil

I have a complete set of C/F reed blocks in good nick, which I'd be happy to swap for your D/G set.

Rees

I was going to suggest the same thing, but South Wales to New South Wales is a long way.... ;D
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 10:36:55 AM »

So did I, but I do not think Phil saw my PM!
Any advance on a C/F set and some bellows tape for the D/Gs Rees?
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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 12:02:44 PM »


Remembering I'm not quite a melodeon player yet, can you say a bit more about what makes a box a "poor player". Is it slow reed response, unstable tuning etc etc?
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 01:21:07 PM »

Slow reed response, quiet, pallets tend to leak, difficult to replace broken springs in treble fingerboard,  bellows not very durable....
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Re: A practical conversion?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2008, 01:35:36 PM »

Thankyou. I know what the pitfalls of cheap guitars are, but I've got a hill to climb with free reeds!
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