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Martyn

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CBA question
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:59:39 PM »

I've been given a Mengascini B-system CBA to sell on behalf of a customer. It has a single voice on the treble end and on the bass end. Which means you have to 'make' the chord in the same way as a duet or anglo concertina. Question is...what is this system called, is it a free bass?
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Re: CBA question
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 05:54:05 PM »

Hello Martyn,

yes, its a cba with a free bass, even though it's often c-system on both sides (like this one: https://www.thomann.de/gb/weltmeister_fbk_26_freebass_akkordeon.htm).
I'm just curious: How many rows does it have?

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Re: CBA question
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 06:01:49 PM »

Hi Alex,
It has four rows.
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Re: CBA question
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 07:14:46 PM »

Interesting and slightly tengential fact... some PAs have a converter system to switch between stradella and freebass. But the one I've seen (a Pigini) weighed the same as a baby grand piano...  (:)

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Re: CBA question
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 06:52:15 PM »

Hi Alex,
It has four rows.
Martyn

Hello Martyn,

thanks for the answer.
Sometimes I think of getting one of those small and light accordions but I would want one with five rows on the treble.
Anyhow, good luck with the sale.

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