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CBA users, check your buttons!!

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I was doing the hoovering this morning (as you do) and, when moving the coffee table, I found one of the pearl buttons from my cba on the carpet o_O
On checking my accordion, I found the very highest button on the bottom row was missing.
On checking the other buttons, 7 were loose and needed tightening up.
Strangely enough , all were on the bottom row and all the rest were tight.
Dread to think where I would get a matching replacement if it had disappeared up the hoover.
 

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I was doing the hoovering this morning (as you do) and, when moving the coffee table, I found one of the pearl buttons from my cba on the carpet o_O
On checking my accordion, I found the very highest button on the bottom row was missing.
On checking the other buttons, 7 were loose and needed tightening up.
Strangely enough , all were on the bottom row and all the rest were tight.
Dread to think where I would get a matching replacement if it had disappeared up the hoover.
Some accordion makers have paid attention to the possibility that maybe in the future a repair may require disassembly of the keyboard. For that reason the buttons are of a "screw in" type. All buttons need to come off before the plate underneath them can be removed (giving access to the mechanism from above). You do need to take care that especially when you rub your thumb along the first row (from low notes to high) as that may unscrew them. Some other accordion makers don't seem to care for repairs but try to save a tiny bit of weight by using glue to fix the buttons (thus eliminating the metal screw on each button). If you ever need repair to the keyboard you are really up the creek...
 

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Many diatonics with mushroom buttons are of the screw-on type. Always check your keyboard before and after playing!
 

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