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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #80 on: July 11, 2017, 05:35:07 PM »

Sounds brilliant Roger, well done.

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #81 on: July 11, 2017, 06:25:51 PM »

Okay you wonderful lot. Writing this now is a very happy bunny.
  And now the credits.
First off Syale for putting me onto eBay where I bought it. When it arrived it was shot.
Second our wonderful Theo who gave me loads of info and sorted out the tuning.
Thirdly, Lathco in Sheffield who replated the instrument and gave very good guidance as to what should be done.
Fourthly , Harmonicas in the Czech Republc for the reeds and  their superb communication skills and great customer service. They got it wrong first time but there was no problem. " send it back we'll sort it" which they did.
Fithly, the firm that supplied the tiny nuts and bolts(2mm) for the keys to replaced the Hohner bent nails and who's name I cant remember.
Sixthly, to our own Mike T who had the skill and courage to take on remaking the reed blocks out of ash and doing a fine job even though he made several attempts, but never gave up.
Finally the wonderful Jolly Roger accordions our own Roger T who brought the whole project together with talent and expertise.
  I can't thank you all enough for your efforts in bringing this very rare instrument back to life .
  Melnet your fantastic.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #82 on: July 11, 2017, 06:48:46 PM »

Got it. The firm on the isle of Mann  are called " modelling Timbers" they made the tiny nuts and bolts
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #83 on: July 11, 2017, 09:55:04 PM »

Congratulations!, to you Nick and to all that brought it back to life.  (:)
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #84 on: July 12, 2017, 07:42:23 AM »

Of course now I must get cracking on restoring the original cardboard box which it came with.
" The Encore ! Louder than a Cornet " great fun. At least this is the bit that I'm qualified to do.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2017, 07:44:27 AM »

Oh! I forgot to mention Grape Ape who pushed me into getting it.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2017, 10:36:41 AM »

Hello
I have updated the video comment(s) to give credit to the long list of people involved, with suitable anonymity for individuals (except Theo).
Here is a picture of the tiny, tiny nuts and bolts...or Nick's Nuts... >:E

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #87 on: July 12, 2017, 11:17:35 AM »

Hello
I have updated the video comment(s) to give credit to the long list of people involved, with suitable anonymity for individuals (except Theo).
Here is a picture of the tiny, tiny nuts and bolts...or Nick's Nuts... >:E

Can't find the update Rog.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2017, 04:09:24 PM »

The video itself is the same, but the meta info (you have to expand the details) have been altered. I also added a comment with same.

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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2017, 07:01:59 PM »

Hello
I have updated the video comment(s) to give credit to the long list of people involved, with suitable anonymity for individuals (except Theo).
Here is a picture of the tiny, tiny nuts and bolts...or Nick's Nuts... >:E

We're not on about Malcolm's attributes again are we?  >:E
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #90 on: July 13, 2017, 02:00:57 AM »

Congratulations all on a brilliant collaborative restoration job, hope you used enough waterproofing to make it Sid-proof Roger - Nick has a reputation to live up to............. 
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2017, 10:33:32 PM »

Oh! I forgot to mention Grape Ape who pushed me into getting it.

I knew this saga was somehow my fault!  What a job it turned out to be, but what a reward at the end.  That thing sounds and looks great!!!
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2017, 09:34:41 AM »

So far with the cost I could have bought a Castignari. And I've not even settled with Jolly Roger Accordions yet. However that instrument is probably one of the last surviving and therefore very precious . It's been a three year long project and as far as I'm concerned well worth it.
  If anyone has one, come out of the woodwork, but I bet you haven't . Totally unique.
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #93 on: September 27, 2017, 01:59:21 PM »

https://youtu.be/7H6vjC44eg8

Here it is at last, I hope I have given credit to all of you involved. The mint condition 1930's Hohner Organette... in D
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #94 on: September 27, 2017, 02:51:36 PM »

Sounding good Nick :D
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #95 on: September 27, 2017, 07:06:00 PM »

AWESOME!!!
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #96 on: September 27, 2017, 10:40:25 PM »

AWESOME!!!

 Ahaha Frank. In the credits. You for pushing me into it  ;D
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Re: Hohner Organette
« Reply #97 on: October 15, 2017, 07:22:34 PM »

Thanks for letting me play it today, very fun instrument and sounds brilliant!
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