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bellows pad

Post by dunlustin » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:19 pm

Just a quicky...
Why is a bellows pad a good idea?
Is there a size of instrument below which the advantages become negligible?
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Re: bellows pad

Post by Bill V » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:20 pm

They stop me pulling holes in wooly jerseys ,the bellows pins are the usual reason.

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Re: bellows pad

Post by pentaprism » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:07 pm

Without the pad, the bellows keeps snagging at the buttons of my shirt. Also, the pad cover is some sort of slippery fabric. I think that minimizes the wear of the bellows.

Also, for the Roland FR-1xb, the cord of the earphone is tugged between the accordion back and the pad. It's much tidier that way.

I don't know at what size of the instrument the pad is not useful. My big Fisitalia came with pad installed. My Roland FR-1xb and Cavagnolo (about the same size) didn't come with pad. I installed pads on them. My little Pigini doesn't have pad, and I don't miss it.
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Re: bellows pad

Post by JIM D. » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:09 am

Back Pads have two Functions (1) They prevent wear on clothing and (2) most important they prevent excessive wear on the bellows. JIM D.
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Re: bellows pad

Post by dunlustin » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:25 am

That was speedy - many thanks to you all!

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Re: bellows pad

Post by Glenn » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:55 pm

I have noticed that with modern accordions, they use a bellows pad to avoid having to put celluloid in places it is never seen. This means the accordion is designed to have a pad. It is not an after thought.
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