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911377brian

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Bellows size
« on: June 23, 2016, 06:00:19 PM »

I've been playing a couple of 114's lately, G and Bb and very enjoyable it's been, but have just got my mitts on a 112 in C. I've had to use the air button a lot with the 112 and it's 12 fold bellows, I've now realised what a luxury the 17 fold 114 bellows are. Must be good practice in air button control I suppose....
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Re: Bellows size
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 06:12:23 PM »

But....
The 112 has only two reeds so uses ~50% of the air that a 114 does and it has 82% of the bellows capacity so should be far easier to play with less air button action.

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Re: Bellows size
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 07:53:27 PM »

You're right,Lester, but I've only been using the two middle knobs ( technical term ) in the house on the G box..
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Re: Bellows size
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 11:58:40 PM »

You're right,Lester, but I've only been using the two middle knobs ( technical term ) in the house on the G box..

Two middle stops (even more technical term)   ;)

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Re: Bellows size
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 06:12:31 AM »

Thought this thread was going to be about re-papering bellows....
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Re: Bellows size
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 09:03:33 AM »

Done that recently on a horrible Saxony box...never again Malcolm, never again.... :Ph
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