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by JIM D.
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Tiger Combo-cordion 1960's printed gig-bags?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Tiger Combo-cordion 1960's printed gig-bags?

I'm very doubtful there was a patent on quint tuned reeds on accordions. For the past 100+ years a quint stop was used on organs and offered on accordions special ordered. The quint stop or shift simply sounded a fifth above the root note. Many Italian accordion makers have models with a quint shift...
by JIM D.
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Collective Nouns.
Replies: 45
Views: 1085

Re: Collective Nouns.

by JIM D.
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: La Foule: Pancordion + Special Bombate reeds
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: La Foule: Pancordion + Special Bombate reeds

The 1960 Pan's (Crucianelli"s) were at a time when the original reeds were still made in house. The "M" on the reeds were most likely stamped to identify an in house reed maker. I've worked on older Pan's and found different markings on the hand made reeds, but still an in house product. Out side ma...
by JIM D.
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New Vs Old
Replies: 28
Views: 2122

Re: New Vs Old

Although I do many minor repairs on many accordion models my main business concerns the rebuilding of accordions from the "Golden Age Of Accordions" 1950 thru 1970 The models can be found here- https://www.accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=47&p=383&hilit=the+great+accordion+models#p214 The pr...
by JIM D.
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Screen problems on Roland FR-5 FR-7 & FR-7x
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Screen problems on Roland FR-5 FR-7 & FR-7x

For many years now I've replaced defective screens on Roland models FR-5 FR-7 &FR-7x . These older screens develop unwanted lines making them unreadable. The replacement was quite simple - $100.00 for the screen + labor. Well that was yesterday as now the screens are now out of stock and Roland has ...
by JIM D.
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x bilt-in speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: FR-8x bilt-in speakers

First of all, I find it of no use to remove speakers from any Roland model accordion. The difference in weight will be relatively by some unnoticeable. The mother board in these boxes recognizes the signal to the speakers and their removal might just result in hardware damage. I have not tried the r...
by JIM D.
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Bass Strap for Vintage (1960s) Itallian Accordion
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Bass Strap for Vintage (1960s) Itallian Accordion

https://www.harborfreight.com/leather-punch-tool-97715.html or https://www.walmart.com/ip/9-Rubber-Gripped-Carbon-Steel-6-Size-Revolving-Leather-Hole-Punch-Tool-w-Brass/155967096 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jseTL2x8jRA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOLvcHJB_Vw https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Acco...
by JIM D.
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Rusted Keyboard axle
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Rusted Keyboard axle

Replacing the rod is the same in reverse. Once it's out, clean it, and wipe lube on it (WD40) and spin it back in. "DO NOT TAP IT IN" as this will cause keyboard damage.
:tup:
by JIM D.
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Only in Brazil!
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Only in Brazil!

Much nicer with accordion background -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qupTdTKrDSk
by JIM D.
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Rusted Keyboard axle
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Rusted Keyboard axle

If you have enough rod exposed to fit a drill chuck on it, spin the rod and start puling it gently.
:tup:
by JIM D.
Mon May 28, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordions and Gizmodo, what's in common??
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Accordions and Gizmodo, what's in common??

I posted this, but nice repeat.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6725
by JIM D.
Sat May 26, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Show Me Your Nerd
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Show Me Your Nerd

Paul Ramunni has a new clip on GIZMOTO and a nice program on his museum --

https://gizmodo.com/c/show-me-your-nerd
by JIM D.
Thu May 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is this instrument
Replies: 22
Views: 1117

Re: what is this instrument

Read the bottom of the add.
It can be had in 12 , 16 & 18 Basses.
Also notice it's French & comes with (Bellows Straps) :tup:
by JIM D.
Thu May 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Tuning tools?

I've been using scratch tools, files, picks & a Dremel for 40 years now. What I use depends the type of reed and if it's mounted or unmounted. All these tools work well when used properly. It really depends on your "Cup O Tea". New hand made reeds are tuned by machine & cleaned up by filing -- see h...