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Register “Feel” on Cassotto Accordions

Scuromondo

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Is it typical on a cassotto accordion for the register selection switches to provide different tactile feedback when switching between registers in the chamber vs those not in the chamber?

I have (after a nearly yearlong search) chosen a new accordion—my first-ever new accordion, and my first cassotto instrument as well! I am quite enjoying my squeezing these days! But I have noticed that when a non-cassotto register is selected, if I move between other non-cassotto registers, the finger pressure required is not significantly different than any other accordion I have tried in the past; and likewise when switching between cassotto register settings. However, if I switch from a non-cassotto to a cassotto register, the register button press required is deeper and with a much more noticeable detent. I don’t necessarily mind it, but it is taking a bit of getting used to. I have no experience with other cassotto accordions. Is this typical?

—Paul
 

debra

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There should be no difference. The force needed to press a register should always simply be a function of how many slides need to shift. so when you shift from H to LMM 4 slides have to move, whereas shifting from L to M moves only 2 slides and should require the same force as shifting from M+ to H for instance.
 

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I’ve also not felt a difference on the tone chamber registers. I’ve played a few and it should feel The same, especially on a new accordion. On older ones there could be more friction on the slides maybe, but this isn’t only in the chamber.
 

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