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Smaller bass buttons on a 12-bass setup
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:16:35 PM »

Watching the video by John Redmond that Jorden linked to in another post, I was intrigued by the bass buttons on his 12-bass Paddy Clancy box. Here's the best screenshot I could get from the clip.

They look a good deal smaller than usual, almost stradella-sized, and closer together, and definitely smaller than the ones in this (presumably older) photo on the maker's website:

This would seem to me to be an excellent idea: on my 12-bass box, the distance between the air lever and the lowest buttons is a problem, and aside from that, having the whole setup more compact would be helpful.

How come this isn't standard practice? Or is it, for some makers?


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Re: Smaller bass buttons on a 12-bass setup
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 01:08:35 AM »

Sweet looking box!! One of the makers I would consider if I was going to buy a new box.
Do you think this is three or four voice?
Wonder if this bass set up is standard now or special order.
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