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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2010, 06:41:04 AM »

Part of a description of a current eBay pokerwork:

"...one of the buttons is chipped, which I think adds character myself."

Hmmm. Could be painful on the finger tips.   :'(

But then again, my old soccer coach always said there's nothing like a bit of pain to build character.    :D

Perhaps those who say that wet tuned melodeons hurt their ears should take note.... >:E
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Re: Advert For The Day
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2010, 07:55:34 AM »

On ebay.com.au today:

Vintage Italian Scandalli Accordion

If you are looking for a nice vintage instrument to have lying around your house, then this is it!
It is NOT in playing condition; it makes plenty of sound but many keys do not work. Three keys are missing.
Although it is not playable it is a wonderful vintage instrument that would look great as a bar piece or collection in any games room, shed, kitchen or living room.

yep... she's myne now, tuned C/F, "great as a bar piece:||: :|glug, "It is NOT in playing condition"
re-positioned the 3 missing buttons which were hiding within the Bass action
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Re: Advert For The Day
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2010, 09:36:18 AM »


Wow! You're going clockwise. Uses more fuel....
Enjoy The Isa   :|glug
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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2010, 10:48:01 AM »

Uses more fuel....
   :|glug

thanx; now you tell me .......................  >:(
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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2010, 04:41:59 PM »

Part of the description of a recently listed box on ebay

"...the bellows go in and out when the buttons are pressed..."


Well...yes....I suppose that's true...sort of...sometimes....hmmm.

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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2010, 05:59:19 PM »

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Part of the description of a recently listed box on ebay

"...the bellows go in and out when the buttons are pressed..."

Well...yes....I suppose that's true...sort of...sometimes....hmmm.


It's obviously an automatic box ;)
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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2010, 12:36:23 PM »

From a Babelfish translated German description...

"Also outstanding suitably as decoration in a music, or Ladengeschäft, also as Wohnzimmerdeko, hairdresser salon, etc. a eyecatcher."

Yes, if I ever open a hair salon, the first thing I will look for is a decorative melodeon to go on the wall...  ???
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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #47 on: August 24, 2010, 07:12:43 AM »

From a Babelfish translated German description...

"Also outstanding suitably as decoration in a music, or Ladengeschäft, also as Wohnzimmerdeko, hairdresser salon, etc. a eyecatcher."

Yes, if I ever open a hair salon, the first thing I will look for is a decorative melodeon to go on the wall...  ???

I knew Adams had it right -- that damn Babelfish is more trouble than its worth, giving translations like that!  (:)

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Re: Thought For The Day
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2010, 12:09:08 AM »

Well take it out of your flipping ear then!  :o

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