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rileycat

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Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« on: June 13, 2016, 05:39:07 PM »

Ebay number 282060299599

8 basses but 3 rows of treble buttons - one row being all black?! Could it be a marriage between two disparate ends or an elaborate row of accidentals? I can't recall seeing such a treble end before,  perhaps it's a rarity? Any thoughts?
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 05:46:18 PM »

I noticed that too. But on closer inspection, the black buttons look as if they have been painted over! Strange.
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 06:07:25 PM »

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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 06:21:40 PM »

I've found it by typing in the number but what heading does it appear under? I'm a permanent watcher of the 'Melodeon' heading and it doesn't appear there. What further delights am I missing? ???
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 06:27:55 PM »

I've found it by typing in the number but what heading does it appear under? I'm a permanent watcher of the 'Melodeon' heading and it doesn't appear there. What further delights am I missing? ???

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Some of the best stuff (cheapest) appears under spelling mistakes  ;)

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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 06:31:00 PM »

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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 06:42:13 PM »

Thanks Lester, how can one so young have so much knowledge?
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 06:59:56 PM »

Thanks Lester, how can one so young have so much knowledge?

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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 07:11:41 PM »

I've found it by typing in the number but what heading does it appear under? I'm a permanent watcher of the 'Melodeon' heading and it doesn't appear there. What further delights am I missing? ???

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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016, 09:16:53 PM »

No saying what reeds or tuning are in it now but from the graphics looks like a Corona treble end with a Double Ray Deluxe bass end.

Perhaps someone wanted a Corona 12 bass end on their Double Ray Deluxe and this is the left overs.
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2016, 10:05:19 PM »

Thanks Henry, aside from those Lester listed, I thought "squeezebox" was my little secret!

As for the box for sale, it is nice to know that when opening and closing the bellows while pushing some of the white buttons it does make a noise....
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 07:14:46 AM »

8 basses but 3 rows of treble buttons - one row being all black?! Could it be a marriage between two disparate ends or an elaborate row of accidentals?

It's for sale in Northern Ireland and the seller says "Clip has been added to possibly hold music notes", equals "Accordion Band instrument", equals "anything goes" to keep something functioning for the next parade... (So if, say, there's a problem with the treble end of a 2-row box, and a problem with the bass end of a 3-row, and they're the same size, the working parts are very likely to be "married" together like this. They only play them on the C row anyway, and NEVER touch the basses!)
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 07:41:55 AM »

Thanks for that Mr Triskel, it gives me a bit of a fillip as I'm embarrassed to play in public because I haven't really got to grips with my bass ends yet.
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 08:21:30 AM »

Just wait till puberty kicks in, Edward ...
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2016, 10:16:18 AM »

Thanks Henry, aside from those Lester listed, I thought "squeezebox" was my little secret!


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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2016, 10:30:19 AM »

'Squeezebox' gives me weird electronic devices about which I know nothing.... ???
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2016, 10:32:35 AM »

"Just wait till puberty kicks in, Edward .."

I'm waiting till it kicks out, Brian! Then, perhaps, I could get on with my melodeons without the distractions!!!!!
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2016, 01:14:25 PM »

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When i open + close the bellows while pushing some of the 8 white buttons it makes some noise

Pretty much describes my playing  :'(
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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2016, 01:23:33 PM »

Plus "akkordeon", and if you are using German ebay (www.ebay.de), Knopfe Akkordeon and Knopfeakkordeon.

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Re: Oddball Hohner on fleabay
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2016, 04:30:40 PM »

This has to be a fine example of useful thread drift!
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