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Tech: piano accordion tunings

06 Feb 06 - 04:56 PM (#1663087)
Subject: Tech: piano accordion tunings
From: squeezyal

Does anyone know who might offer specialist advice on accordion tuning? I have spoken to one or two accordionists who have had their boxes retuned to a dryer sound for Irish or Scottish playing and read all the usual web ifo but need some exact specifications for my local repairer who is not a folky and not familiar with these tunings. Thanks


06 Feb 06 - 05:52 PM (#1663157)
Subject: RE: Tech: piano accordion tunings
From: Zany Mouse

Where are you based? I know an EXCELLENT tuner but he is in Chalfont St Giles/Peter in Bucks.

Rhiannon


07 Feb 06 - 02:50 AM (#1663538)
Subject: RE: Tech: piano accordion tunings
From: squeezyal

I'm in the Midlands but the guy who does my repairs (and is very good) will tune if I can get him the specs. Can you let me have contact details for your guy?
Many thanks


07 Feb 06 - 05:43 AM (#1663604)
Subject: RE: Tech: piano accordion tunings
From: Tootler

Try contacting Theo Gibb. He is based in Gateshead and repairs free reed instruments. He is a folky himself and plays melodeon. His wife plays piano accordion, so he will know what you want.

Theo's Website is here


07 Feb 06 - 09:31 PM (#1664095)
Subject: RE: Tech: piano accordion tunings
From: The Fooles Troupe

This info (details on the various types of 'wetness' tunings) should be in the Accordion Permathread - a Joeclone will link it in sooner or later, I pray...

Thanks to those who have submitted details of tuners.


08 Feb 06 - 06:05 PM (#1664612)
Subject: RE: Tech: piano accordion tunings
From: The Fooles Troupe

Technique: Piano Accordion for The Recycled Muso