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Julian S

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Pastourelle 2 layout - comments ?
« on: March 07, 2017, 07:12:52 PM »

I'd like to invite comments about the layout of my D/G Pastourelle, (jpg hopefully attached...)
30 or so years old, stop for thirds fitted - haven't changed it since I bought it back then, from Rees of this Parish. An excellent investment ! I like the layout a lot - accidentals, reversals and chords good (at least in my opinion) for the French music I currently enjoy playing, as well as my core English repertoire. I wouldn't mind having a low C and F natural, but I can't have everything, and changing to 4th button start might make the accidentals more problematic.
I wonder whether anyone else has a set up like this ?

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Re: Pastourelle 2 layout - comments ?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 05:50:20 AM »

Must be about the same age as my Pastourelle 2, which is also a 21+4. My layout is different, however- I'll need to sit down with the instrument and work out exactly what the differences are - the biggest one is that mine is 4th button start (and has been from new), and my half-row is nothing like yours.
Will post when I've worked it out properly.

Graham
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Re: Pastourelle 2 layout - comments ?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 08:44:01 AM »

Isn't your G#/Bb button in Octave 4 ? I used to own a 21+5 Loffet that had a 4th button start. The extra button on the half row was the high octave G#/Bb that you don't have, otherwise the layout was what you would have if you changed your box to a 4th button start. I don't remember the low accidental being that much of a stretch.

I also have a Black Pearl III with low notes and accidentals. They are also fairly easy to reach.

If you saw the video of McGrooger playing The South Wind (TotM for February) you wouldn't be worrying about reaching anything.
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Re: Pastourelle 2 layout - comments ?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 11:55:21 AM »

Yes, you are right JD - the G#/Bb are octave 4. I agree, changing to fourth button start wouldn't be too much of a stretch in terms of the first button accidentals-  I manage ok on one of my other boxes. However, the half row accidentals might not fit in quite as well. Food for thought - particularly as my other 2 1/2 box - a Dony - has third button start - at least at the moment...!
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Re: Pastourelle 2 layout - comments ?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 10:58:07 AM »

The DG treble rows look fairly standard for a third button start (I prefer fourth). I have never, in my limited experience, come across a bass setup like that, though.
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