- Nov 2, 2018
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I understand Stepanelli brand has on-the-ground good quality control on Chinese imports
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I never heard of Thomann before. I would be interested to hear about them but I am too risk-averse to try one myself. I took home a Chinese-built Hohner Amica for a week one time. It was not bad at all, but it could not compare with my 50-year-old Paolo Soprani. Paolo Soprani is a solid Italian accordion, but it is definitely not a high-end brand; my used one cost $1000 less than a new Amica and was superior to it in every way except one: the new Amica had much quieter mechanics.has anyone tried the starting accordions from Thomann? they have a 41/120 4/5 LMMH (without cassotto) for a little less than 1000 €. I am pretty sure in these days this type of price cannot be achieved elsewhere than China...
Well, Yi is famous, but it is not because he is heavily sponsored by government, it is because he was from "that years" and can still play accordion on the stage (or in another word, he is still young and still has energy to play in different places, this is extremely important). I know some other Chinese accordionists, they have more titles and higher reputation than Yi's from gov, they are also senior than him, but they are not active these 10-20 years due to the age, and it is hardly to find their newsYang Yi is probably one of Asia's best known accordionists, and he is most heavily government sponsored and recognized as a political asset. You can bet that anything he plays may look like the "off the shelf" accordions, but they are known to be modified to the extreme and the costs associated are equal to or beyond the highest costing accordions on the market today. Of course, they would never let him play anything German or Italian just because of political pride.
People are constantly changing their language by giving new meaning to existing words. It's not just the Russians who are doing it during war times. It's commercial as well. Any item (from accordions to cameras to anything else) that is labeled as "professional" now really means: would NOT be used by people who make a living from this use. So the meaning has simply become the opposite of what it used to be.Interesting: a "professional playing accordion for children "!
And, under $800 dollars.
And to think some members are spending $29 k.
Something of an overkill?
Hits all the bases!
Very funny, but o so true!No nuanced amateur options, like tuning frequency or key width, with these fine instruments. Instead these models deliver— in purple!, no less—on the one option real professionals concern themselves with: “What color do you want?!”
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