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- May 1, 2013
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Cool story Waldo, thanks!!!! I live in Wisconsin but I've never been heard any live Mexican accordion music here (except on the local Spanish radio). As I've said, the urban myth here is that the accordion market is good in Milwaukee because of the Tex Mex music, but I don't go to the bars for covid reasons, and I don't speak Spanish.In posting order:
Saundersbp; These names were both contenders. I'd have gone with the Bugari except for the weight.
Tom; I grew up in SoCal and believe I am a misplaced Mexican. My favorite food is Mexican, I love tequila, I (we) won the Mexican 1000 in 1968, I've raced sailboats into Mexico, been in all the Mexican states except two, cruised the Sea of Cortez in a 14 ft sailboat and owned a house there for 12 years (Nayarit). I also LOVE the beautiful women. Musically, I have always liked the border genres, (TexMex, Norteno, Conjunto). Flaco Jimenez is my accordion hero (Ayala is pretty good, too). When selecting my 1st box (a PA), I figured a chromatic ought to be able to do anything a DBA could do (although I have discovered that not to be the case) and be more versatile (I moved to CBA early on, once I woke up). I have seen Mexican accordionists play the border styles on both PA and CBA, so I know it is possible. I harbor no illusions that buying a DBA will turn me into Flaco Delgado, but the only i-net instructional vids I've found feature the DBA. Plus, I sold some junk I've collected over the years and could afford it (you can never have too many accordions). GCF, as I'm told this tuning works best with string instruments and is the most common for border music. I'll post some pics once it arrives. BTW, what part of the USA do you call home?
96Bass; Yes, that is the offender. I have also gold leafed the grille for a little more pizzazz (see pic). Note the French system xtra bass row. Still getting used to it but so far I like it. I don't use diminished chords very much and can make them when necessary using treble buttons. It should be noted here that I like the accordion, just not the QC (or lack thereof).