I have just put the following post on the Accordion Forum, but as I am always amazed at the breath of interest and knowledge on melnet, I thought I would float it here as well:
Has anyone come across accordions with 8x4 32 bass Stradella bass which includes a counter-bass row. I am aware that the vast majority of the early Hohner 32 bass models almost exclusively comprised bass, major, minor and 7th. But has anyone come across other makes of 32 bass accordion that are configured to the much more useful counter-bass, bass, major, minor?
Also, does anyone know where one might buy a bespoke small Stradella bass mechanism? I heard only today that Pigini make them, but have not had time to enquire yet.
I would also be interested to hear if anyone has come across an 8x3 24 bass box, other than the early Hohners I have already mentioned.