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112 v 1040?
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:18:49 PM »

Prompted by another thread where a contributor posted "I have a 112".
I've seen a few HA112's go for what I consider good money, on eBay recently, and wondered why the buyer would pay more for a 112 than a 1040 in the same key? Am I missing something here? Apart from the facility to shut down either voice and play on just one, I cannot see any advantage, especially when the 1040 has the extra bass and chord buttons.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 01:33:38 PM »

Given that it's my 112 you refer to, although I think they look better, the real reason was that it was free. Needs a little fettling, by Lester of this parish, then I have a working 2v one-row.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 02:03:29 PM »

jonm, that's the best reason I could possibly imagine. Lucky man!
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 02:08:59 PM »

I think what often happens is that people post HA112s online without necessarily knowing much about them and then after doing a little research base the price on HA114s, thinking they have the same thing.  I've often even seen the 2-stops called HA114s in these kinds of listings.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 02:18:58 PM »

And the 112 is quite a different box to play,  much lighter and easier to chuck about,   it may be heresy but i prefer the 112 personally so would choose to invest in good one at a comparable price to a 114.   Sometimes less is more
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 06:01:15 PM »

Does the 112 have standing reed blocks? If so maybe a 1040 could have better volume with its flat mounted reeds.

I assume the bass on the 112 might be better ( more grunt) , all a guess though.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 11:28:46 AM »

Yes it does.  the 1040. has a lovely raucous sound of it's own. they are quite different.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 11:48:47 AM »


I assume the bass on the 112 might be better ( more grunt) , all a guess though.

The 1040 basses sound great. Love them.
Only thing is, I find myself wanting more.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 06:59:58 PM »

The 112 has a growl box (is that what you call the bass handle thing with the spoon basses?), and the 1040 does not. 1040 reeds are waxed in flat against the fondo.

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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 07:03:58 PM »

1040 reeds are waxed in flat against the fondo.


As are the bass reeds in a 112

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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 07:34:37 PM »

"Only thing is, I find myself wanting more."

Is that more basses or more 1040's? Either would suffice in my opinion.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 07:41:10 PM »

"Only thing is, I find myself wanting more."

Is that more basses or more 1040's? Either would suffice in my opinion.

Both  ;D ;D ;D

I meant more options in the basses but more 1040s would give me that. I'd really like minor key friendly options. You can only do so much faking.
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Re: 112 v 1040?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 12:47:59 PM »

My fingers are fairly short and I initially  found the spoons of the 112 more difficult to operate than the inset buttons of the 1040. I like the look of the 112 though - and if when I bought my 1040/G a 112/G had been available I would have gone for that instead (I actually acquired both  a 1040/G and a 112/C). The limited basses were an attraction for me- as I wanted an instrument I could see myself using to it's full extent ( if not it's full potential in more competent hands) .
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