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Briggs on eBay
« on: March 10, 2018, 05:34:13 PM »

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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 05:38:43 PM »

Little bit of a 3 way bidding war going on there  :||: :||: :||:
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 05:46:21 PM »

It begs the question about how much a new replacement would be, doesn't it?
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 06:47:41 PM »

Personally, I think some people have more money than sense.
Briggs instruments are undoubtedly superbly built boxes, but are they worth that sort of premium price?
At the end of the day you strap it to your chest, waggle the bellows, poke about a bit with your fingers and a nice sound comes out. There are plenty of boxes which could do just the same, cost under half that price, and no-one listening would be any the wiser.
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 06:59:15 PM »

Where there's a long wait for a new one to be made, people will pay over the odds to get one now... ::)
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 07:29:34 PM »

Would it have cardboard bellows?  (:)
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 07:56:21 PM »

yes, but very good cardboard......
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 08:26:26 PM »

Good to know...Money is made of paper anyway?!
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 08:49:28 PM »

For that money (if I had it!) I could buy over 100 of my usual range of boxes....... :D :|glug
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 08:50:54 PM »

Not much of it anymore!

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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 09:25:26 PM »

Good to know...Money is made of paper anyway?!

Seems more like plastic rubbish, these days. Hope they never make bellows out of it.
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 12:22:12 AM »

And there was me thinking Dipper anglos were a bit pricey, gulp!!!  Would you dare take it to the local session when the beer flows free -'Oops, sorry mate, shall I get a bar cloth or summat?!'
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 12:45:56 AM »

Must be because it was or is owned by one of those MAD melnet. Members ;)

Tag on the back looks like it was or is a Luke Daniels box, if I'm reading it correctly.

Wonder how much you could get for the spare reed block with it own carry case? does it come with a pair of pin pullers? (hang on a second I've got to change reeds) :D

What keys would the A/Bb blocks be good for? I think I got that C/C# is good for flat keys (Eb I think)
I'm I right in thinking that would be C. If so why not just play it on the row. There's probably more to it.

Edit to add: I like the bellows clasp, nice touch!
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 08:53:13 AM »

I remember looking at his website a while back, curious as to who or what this fabled person was and what he made. I remember thinking it was lovely stuff.
I think the last lot of Kay Albrecht's 2 row boxes to my mind had a similarly looking grill and furniture, again beautifully made.
It's the old story, why buy a Rolls Royce when Ford Kaa will do the same job?
.....but at that price you could have bought a Rolls Royce!
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2018, 09:00:00 AM »

Seeing as he's Manchester based, has he ever made a DG for the English market?
And has anyone tried these fabled beasts?
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 12:38:46 PM »

I am sure that they are wonderful instruments. However, I would still like to have a test drive before spending that kind of money - not that I could afford it short of a Lottery win ! (Or a rich benefactor... ::))

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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 01:20:22 PM »

I've never even seen one in a session!
I suppose that's not surprising as I only frequent English sessions at festivals, not Irish ones.
It seems to be a very niche box for the severing Irish player.
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Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 05:11:19 AM »

2  reeds.. yes folks, 2 reeds.
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Re: Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 09:31:58 AM »

I doubt it could be worth it,...but i cannot say as i have not tried one yet. Would love to at some point :-)
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Re: Re: Briggs on eBay
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 12:00:48 PM »

It begs the question about how much a new replacement would be, doesn't it?

Considerably less than £10k
http://www.briggsaccordions.com/prices.html
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