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Shand Morino
« on: June 12, 2009, 07:51:13 PM »

I know all you B/C/C# players will cringe at the very thought but.......................

I have been asked by a customer for a Shand Morino in A/D/G. Does such a beastie exist?
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 08:10:04 PM »

Hmm.

Chocolate teapot
Ashtray for motorbike
Chicken lips
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All of the above are readily available but can I find a Shand Morino in A/D/G?  >:E

Edit: typo  ::)
« Last Edit: June 12, 2009, 08:41:07 PM by tallship »
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 09:17:05 PM »

The man in the photo next to me will turn in his grave at the very thought!

Poor Jimmy
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 10:06:29 PM »

I know all you B/C/C# players will cringe at the very thought but.......................

I have been asked by a customer for a Shand Morino in A/D/G. 

Best shoot the bugger ! ::)

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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 10:41:48 PM »

Hmmm, thought so.  ;D
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 11:20:02 PM »

And even if it did, would it be?
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2009, 11:42:46 PM »

And even if it did, would it be?

Debatable. I reckon an A/D/G with a stradella bass would be to Jimmy Shand what Woodbines were to Churchill.

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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009, 11:52:54 PM »

On a serious note, there was never a shand morino made in A/D/G in the factory.  Whether one has been altered since then is possible.  But I think it would pretty much defeat the purpose of the Shand Morino if it was altered.

The idea of the Morino was to compete with any proffesional piano accordion in the the Scottish Dance scene, giving a bigger and better sound than the current 2 row models of the day.  B/C/C# gives it the versatility (spell check please) and flexability to play any tune in any key accross the 3 rows.

Also whats the point in 120 basses for 3 keys???
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009, 11:53:48 PM »

Okay an inherently pointless, meaningless "define your terms" sort of question, but are there any contenders to higher rank on the push-pull accordions tree than the Shand Morino?

(Grey Paolo for one? Any one-rows with legendary status? A Briggs?)
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 10:22:44 AM »

Hi

Accordions of London has this Brandoni offering.  What is under the hood of this two row?  Gold??

http://www.accordionsoflondon.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage2&product_id=337&category_id=17&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

Also among the BCC# models currently being made, the Fantini Sharino seems to have a quality approaching that of the Shand Morino.  Any comments?

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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009, 10:40:22 AM »

I've had a shot of the Sharino a couple of times.  It is big, heavy, lacks dynamics and sounds cheap.  The only people that I have found to like them have paid a fair bit to sort them out like change the air button or tune it to sound better.  It's expensive and isn't anywhere near the standard of a Shand Morino.

Paolo's, Supersalis, Gaelics, Crucianelli, borsini, exselsiour plus loads more are a thousand leagues more comfortable and sound better than the Sharino...In my opinion.

By the way, Crucianelli are going to be making 72 bass 3 rows B/C/C# (made in Europe) http://www.steveclinkscalemusic.co.uk/products.php?cat=8  I'll be getting a shot of one when it comes in.
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 12:14:21 PM »

That looks like a reasonable price as well, let us know what it's like :P
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 01:28:49 PM »

Will do.  I'm going to aim to get a couple of demonstration for the workshop
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2009, 03:39:47 PM »

That'd be good - just for comparison's sake - though I'm saving my pennies for your Gaelic ;D
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2009, 04:15:19 PM »

Gaelic is better value for money.  Crucianelli is only 2 voice.  Aimed to be lighter
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2009, 07:41:46 PM »

Accordions of London has this Brandoni offering.  What is under the hood of this two row?  Gold??

http://www.accordionsoflondon.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage2&product_id=337&category_id=17&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

...why, it makes my 1930s Baldoni, Bartoli look almost tasteful!  ;D

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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2009, 08:17:46 PM »

Okay an inherently pointless, meaningless "define your terms" sort of question, but are there any contenders to higher rank on the push-pull accordions tree than the Shand Morino?

(Grey Paolo for one? Any one-rows with legendary status? A Briggs?)

In Irish music circles, those 1930s Baldoni, Bartoli boxes have something of a cult following - and you should hear the noise they make!  :||:

For Cajun music, the old Monarch & Sterling one-row 4-stops.

Staying closer to the topic - not so legendary (because nobody's seen one - they're pretty much all in Germany & Switzerland), but of superb quality, would be the Morino Club boxes that Hohner made. There's a member of this forum (in the US) looking to sell one at the moment, which was worked on by Jimmy Shand Jnr in 1986 and converted to B/C/D:

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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2009, 10:04:53 PM »

Accordions of London has this Brandoni offering.  What is under the hood of this two row?  Gold??

http://www.accordionsoflondon.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage2&product_id=337&category_id=17&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

...why, it makes my 1930s Baldoni, Bartoli look almost tasteful!  ;D


To be fair it is a two row with Stradella bass, which is unusual. I'm not sure what the advantage in that would be over fitting an extra C# row though. And the price is insane no matter what the box is.
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2009, 01:16:02 AM »

tis a hell of a lot of pennies
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Re: Shand Morino
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2009, 09:26:40 AM »

One could get a brand spanking new Fantini-Sharino BCC# with all the knobs on for less than that kind of money! I know which I'd rather have.
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