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Squeaky Pete

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Black box.
« on: November 15, 2018, 06:10:52 PM »

I've just acquired a black Erica shaped DG box. It has no markings at all and I can't find a matching grille pattern on any images.
I presume it's a Chinese Hohner knock-off, but I'd be interested if anyone recognises anything.
I'm trying to post an image but if it all goes wrong, someone might have to hold my hand through the process.
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Re: Black box.
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 06:16:17 PM »

Looks to be the same as the Scarlatti Nero


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Re: Black box.
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 06:21:40 PM »

I thought to start with that it was going to be something like that but the grille is different and the fingerboard is one piece plastic.
It's very agricultural inside.
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Re: Black box.
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 08:12:29 PM »

Pete,

is it any good to play?
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Re: Black box.
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 08:21:23 PM »

It's tuned very wet and a bit approximate. The basses are slow to speak but it's loud. At the moment I'd say it's ideal for playing for Morris in the rain.
Actually it seems like it has potential.
Pics of reeds just for a laugh.
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Re: Black box.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 09:36:17 PM »

Mmmmmmm! Obviously Tipo A Mano! (Or whatever it is?)
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Re: Black box.
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 09:37:18 PM »

I think it's a ''Galotta'' ..I have seen a few of this model in red with Galotta name badge on them..reeds could be low grade Weltmeister. 
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Re: Black box.
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 09:54:34 PM »

They are low grade something, that's for sure.
Still, I think it has promise and as it owes me nothing I'll play around with it a bit.
Drier tuning, and maybe a testing bed for odd accidentals. Possibly too much trouble to make it a 4th button start but you never know.
Mechanisms and bellows all work fine so that's a good start.
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Something big, red and probably German in GCF.
Piles of other rubbish.
Now with added Darth.

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Re: Black box.
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2018, 07:06:30 PM »

I own two realy old Galottas, both Preciosa's size. One (C/F) is older, with multi-reed plates like bandoneon, another (A/D) - newer, with usual reeds. Both very nice instruments, and the A/D I like more than Liliput and Preciosa.

I think it's a ''Galotta'' ..I have seen a few of this model in red with Galotta name badge on them..reeds could be low grade Weltmeister.
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Koch Bb/Eb 12b 3v : Koch A/D 8b 2v : Koch C/F 12b 2v : Hohner Erica C/F 8b 2v : Hohner Erika C/F 2.4 row 8b 2v : Hohner early pre-Corona F/Bb/Eb 12b 2v: Hohner Liliput 2.4 row Bb/Eb 8b 2v : Hohner Club III BS C/F 2.7 row 8b 3v : Galotta D/G 8b 2v : Meinel & Herold G/C/F 16b 2v : Unkn G/C 8b 2v : Petersburg accordion F/Bb/Eb 16b 3v: Petersburg accordion G/C/F 16b 2v : Bandoneon Alfred Arnold 128 tone 2v : Bandoneon Wilhelm K├Ânig 144 tone 2 v
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