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Andy Next Tune

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Re: Concertina Search
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2016, 07:38:08 PM »

Kensington Concertinas - interesting website.
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Re: Concertina Search
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2016, 09:03:53 PM »

 [[[I have owned a Jeffries  38 button and had on permanent loan a Jeffries C/G 38 button...

I much prefer the Button Box/Morse accordeon reeded models to any of the above... either the Lachenal or the Jeffries.]]]

Is this because of tone personality, or you find the action faster/more responsive?  Just curious, because I'm spending much of my time playing a Morse with a Tipo-A-Mano reed upgrade lately and neglecting my very nice concertina-reeded instrument.
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Re: Concertina Search
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2016, 09:28:42 PM »

I was talking to a lady concertina player t'other night. She was playing what was described as a Jeffries with Jones action. It was not full size, which suited her hands better. She said she preferred the action of a Morse box box she also had, and thought it quicker and lighter, but, being a full size box, she struggled to reach all the buttons.

I have a Marcus, which I tried against a number of other older "quality" boxes on offer at Chris Algar's stall some years ago. I kept coming back to the Marcus, against the more traditional boxes, as I much preferred the action.
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Re: Concertina Search
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2016, 09:38:03 PM »

"Is this because of tone personality, or you find the action faster/more responsive?  Just curious, because I'm spending much of my time playing a Morse with a Tipo-A-Mano reed upgrade lately and neglecting my very nice concertina-reeded instrument. "

Yes to all the above.

Light, fast, well made, great tone and playability.. also.. projection and..
my wife could tolerate the Morse, but had no room in her heart for either of the Jeffries or the Lachenal.

I sold my Lachenal  C/G earlier this year after, once again, playing a Morse.
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Re: Concertina Search
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2016, 08:41:20 PM »

Have a look at A P James concertinas - really good sound/quality for the money -

http://www.apjmusic.co.uk/apj_30button_anglo.htm
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