- Apr 30, 2013
- Reaction score
- Derbyshire, UK
In a lot of music you need fast register changes. Repeat register switches make it easier to reach for a register while playing, regardless of whether you are playing low or high notes. On accordions with more (4 or 5) voices you cannot have repeat registers if you have just one row of registers, so some accordions have two rows of registers, and nowadays accordions give you a choice of 5 to 8 chin switches so you don't even need to take your fingers off the keys to change registers. I got so used to them that I would never buy another accordion without chin switches (which are always repeats of registers you also have in the row by the keyboard).What's the idea behind all the repeat coupler switches ?
( Three according to my count)
It looks, to me, suspiciously like marketing puffery, surely beneath the dignity of a serious manufacturer, though commonly found across the whole industry?)
I hadn't thought of that. looks like it has some bits missing then.That looks remarkably like part of the very old style voice selector mechanism
It's not mine - photos from an eBay listing I was considering as a donor for my maintenance efforts!BTW, have you got it sitting upside down?
Ahh... you've mixed up the one I posted with the Atlantic posted to illustrate similar switches. It was the Atlantic that was advertised at £750 - this ebay one is at £99.99 but I won't be going for it as I've found something else to play around with.What at £750 for a cheap donor? Not my idea of cheap
Phew, that's a relief !!Ahh... you've mixed up the one I posted with the Atlantic posted to illustrate similar switches. It was the Atlantic that was advertised at £750 - this ebay one is at £99.99 but I won't be going for it as I've found something else to play around with.
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