[quote author=Pete Dunk link=topic=20259.msg244482#msg244482 date=1489
This is a lovely little box that's only a little larger than a Liliput and it has more or less standard sized treble buttons. Shame about the bass end!
I have recently bought a very similar box. the reeds are DIX, with a "O" stamp, sweet little box. the offset bass buttons feel so different. its strange how small changes from what we are used to, can feel so odd.
two points of view:- embrace the change as part of this instruments character ,, or
alter its layout to what you are used to.. build a little step of wood,and drill new holes for the inner row of buttons. the rods inside need lengthening , either straighten the kink or replace..
I shall leave my one as it is. the base block was glued in ,and someone as broken it trying to remove it!! the chord block is clamped as normal.
I agree that this is a handy little box ,from a underrated "maker" and not your usual klingenthal cheapo. the reeds make it a bit better than most. brian..