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Ray

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Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« on: July 23, 2011, 02:27:44 PM »

Just got my box back from Martyn after a complete overhaul, it's an absolute joy to play!
Martyn has been wonderful, very easy to contact (He's replied to late night emails on multiple occasions!) and all around nice guy, he also has a stupidly cute puppy waddling round the house at the moment, a bit beside the point but still worth a mention  ;)

Bit of a naff video, the audio is rubbish but its something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY3ztO6FW4s

Thanks a lot mate! Would/will recommend you to anyone in the area, (I'm guessing you know his website anyway but just in case http://www.melodeonrepairs.co.uk/)

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Got bored and filmed another video
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp6lFxxbbPA

« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 02:40:44 PM by Raytard »
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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 02:54:56 PM »

Looks great and sounds wonderful.  Were you lucky enough to find one with that beautiful chrome intact or did he do something to restore that too?

Michael
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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 05:51:42 PM »

Great looking and sounding box. After hearing it I really need to get my A/D refurbished.

Waiting For The Federals is a fine tune. Good version here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj3Rj-v6nh8
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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 05:56:33 PM »

@Waltzman, The only metals that are bright are not original parts like the strap brackets and the grille, everything else is a bit tarnished!

@NeilA, ahh, so it is Waiting, I've been calling it March of the Federals, whoops! Slower tunes sound fantastic on this box, A/D is a gorgeous key for them
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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 06:44:18 PM »

Looks great and sounds wonderful.  Were you lucky enough to find one with that beautiful chrome intact or did he do something to restore that too?

Michael

Charlie Marshall now stocks the pokerwork etc chromey bits, I have just received some

http://www.cgmmusical.co.uk/CGM_Musical_Services/Hohner_Parts.html#14

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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 06:49:12 PM »

I saw this box, (and the stupidly cute puppy), yesterday. A fine job.
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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 09:10:33 PM »

That's a really nice box and some good tunes. Old Hohners in A/D and Bb/Eb sound wonderful. It seems the puppy gets high marks as well.  (:)

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Re: Restored A/D Presswood, Cheers Martyn!
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 10:17:27 AM »

I have a similar Hohner A/D awaiting restoration, but it has 12 basses. I would love to get it sounding like yours one day.
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