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Hohner Club V BbEb
« on: May 13, 2019, 08:28:14 PM »

Here is a picture of the interior and keyboard of a Hohner Club V. Note the reeds are tacked on to leather gasket...no wax in sight. And the switch on the back of the keyboard.
I'm thinking of converting to DG  (:)  ..for barndance work...
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Re: Hohner Club V BbEb
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 08:34:03 PM »

What a lovely beast.

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: Hohner Club Modell 1. Bb/Eb, de-clubbed : Early Hohner Pressed Wood A/D : Hagstrom G/C:Preciosa Bb/Eb: Hohner 3515 C/F: 1930's Varnished wood G/C: Hohner 2915 B/E: Hohner Erika C/F: Hohner Pre Corso C/F : G/C Liliput: Bandoneon tuned D/G Pressed wood:

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Re: Hohner Club V BbEb
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 08:47:07 PM »

What a lovely beast.

SJ
Even as it is, untouched since at least the 1940s (I have a photo somewhere of a young woman playing this very instrument in 1941 in Switzerland), it sounds pretty amazing.

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Re: Hohner Club V BbEb
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 08:54:56 PM »

BbEb is a great sound.  It won't be the same in DG!
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Re: Hohner Club V BbEb
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 09:00:24 PM »

Yes, i agree. I was thinking about how to do it etc but when I played it this afternoon..it’d be a shame to change it. I need a box that can easily play in C and A as well as DG...so I though this might be a good candidate. It’s been sitting on my shelf for over two years  (:). The low notes on the chin end are v low, and the bass is stonking.

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Re: Hohner Club V BbEb
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 09:05:01 PM »

Are the low bass reeds laid flat?
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Re: Hohner Club V BbEb
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 09:59:06 PM »

I don’t think so (I’ll check tomorrow but from memory earlier today I didn’t notice this).
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