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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2015, 07:54:09 PM »

Have you ever put a bandonika tune on You tube Pikey? If not, please do.....
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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2015, 08:07:51 PM »

Confess I have had them confused recently, but i've bought the one I'm interested in, partly for its history. i won't be able to pick it up for a few weeks … then … how to tame it? (:)
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2015, 10:44:24 PM »

Just to say that this interesting instument has stimulated me to buy a bandonèon

I must be MAD ::)

No, you're BAD  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2015, 11:41:02 PM »

Bandonika currently on holiday  with Dr  Rowbotham  ;)
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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2015, 05:07:59 PM »

That's what she told you Pikey, I bet she's gone for treatment. Anyway, it's good for Mike to get some practice in before I send Brunhilda off to him... ;)
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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2015, 01:08:48 PM »

A Rowbotham refurb should do wonders for the playability of your bandonika.  Once airtight and with the reeds reset and valves in good order it will be much easier to get some oomph out of it!

I would imagine that using cross row techniques will suit it very well.

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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2015, 05:59:33 PM »

Cross rowing would be nice Rob, but I can't actually reach the top row, and only a few of the bass buttons come to hand, or rather finger..at the moment I'm tarting the old girl up a bit cosmetically and trying to work out a playing technique in between times...I always believed I had big hands but have just realised that they are very wide but not that long...I was interested to find that the buttons are actually wooden dowels glued to the arms and with the visible part painted white, easy to replicate I should think... Unless someone just happens to have a drawer full lurked up somewhere......
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2015, 08:06:11 PM »

Anyone got any experience of painting the buttons? I can think of quite a few finishes that would maybe do the trick but would like to hear from anyone that had done the job....bit unlikely I suppose.... ???
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2015, 03:39:50 PM »

Anyone got any experience of painting the buttons? I can think of quite a few finishes that would maybe do the trick but would like to hear from anyone that had done the job....bit unlikely I suppose.... ???

Any chance of a picture of the "buttons"?  Finish will depend on just what wood they are, the trick is to seal the end grain first.

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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2015, 10:22:52 AM »

Steve, I'll try and grab a grandchild this weekend to take a picky; meanwhile, the buttons/dowels are well sealed with paint with the exception of one that's a replacement and is'nt painted. They seem to be softwood, attached to the pallet arms with little strips of leather, rather like reed valves....
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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2015, 10:56:00 AM »

The ones I've looked at are typically a wooden shaft/dowel with a plastic end cap. Could there be a cap lurking under the paint?
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Re: Bandonika.
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2015, 12:08:19 PM »

I've had another shufti Malcolm and there does seem to be a very thin cap, slightly domed on each of the dowels. Will be in hospital for a few days but when I escape I'll take a closer look...
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