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Melodeon tuned B - Es ?
« on: March 15, 2017, 09:19:54 PM »

Have seen a old 2R melodeon for sale in a web-announcment i Danmark. He who want to sell it insists that the tuning is B - Es. Have never heard of such one. Have you?

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Re: Melodeon tuned B - Es ?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 09:22:40 PM »

That's Bb/Eb, yes!

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Re: Melodeon tuned B - Es ?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 01:08:44 PM »

Possibly a bit like this one, formerly in my collection.  Presumably Klingenthal built, specifically for the Danish market. How it found its way to Australia is a mystery. Reeds, originally somewhere between Bb/Eb and A/D when I got it, though stamped A/D, to which I restored it before selling it. Nice tone and condition, but not for me. Can't keep 'em all....  :-[
« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 10:33:05 AM by Malcolm Clapp »
Tuner/repairer, now retired, but still playing! Happy to offer advice on repairs etc., and might be persuaded to undertake the odd emergency job for local and longtime  customers.

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Re: Melodeon tuned B - Es ?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 01:23:15 PM »

Bb/Eb it is.
Here's a list of key names, in different countries.

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: Liliput D/G : Hohner Club Modell 1. Bb/Eb, de-clubbed : Early Hohner Pressed Wood A/D : Hohner Club II (De-clubbed) D/G : Hagstrom G/C: Hohner Corona IIIR G/C/F :Preciosa Bb/Eb. Hohner 384 1930's Varnished wood G/C: Hohner B/E. Several in C/F being restored.
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