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Strange register combination?

knobby

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Is this register combination likely or has someone swapped a register switch?
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Register markings are sometimes just completely bogus, for no good reason.
Look at the one below. This accordion was bought new in the early 1970's. It's a Crucianelli Super Video.
If you look at the register markings you would most certainly say this accordion is LMMH.
Well, nope, it is LMMM and never was anything else. Register markings, certainly in that era, were mostly "decorative".
These markings look nicer than true LMMM markings, so Crucianelli just used these.
It also saved on production cost, as the same markings could be used on the Baton which is LMMH (and which has cassotto).
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For me it's unlikely.
Why would an instrument have 4 sets of reeds used only in the 'Master' setting? Any buyer would almost certainly expect MM and LM
I guess it's only a problem if the retailer doesn't explain there are 2 sets of reeds and the 'master' is LM - usually called 'bandoneon.'
 

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Pity you can't hear as i imagibe a Zero Zette Bassoon and Clarinet would sound pretty damn sweet.... Be lightweight.... And no worriea how gnarly the tremelo would be.
 

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that box is from the original Zero factory, and they were an extremely honorable
bunch of people with a great history of legit dealings

it can only have been a simple mistake, missed before delivery (doubtful)
or a 3rd party repairman simply needed to replace the plastic and that was
the closest thing he had that said Master on it

i can see no likelyhood of a big conspiracy or deception here

and those prism cut shift-tops were used on a bazillion accordions over the decades
under many brand names including Giulietti
 

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and the baton shifts, in their voluptuous shape !
Myrons accordion is one of the few models i still covet

and the one i want was produced in the New York Factory
where it was originally developed
(almost impossible to find one)
 

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To make things more confusing... the Pancordion Baton is a very different accordion than the Crucianelli Baton...
 

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well they stayed true dimensionally until the factory burned down...
meaning you could order one with LL MM configuration and it
was an easy swap-out of reedblocks (with a bit of finesse of course)
in New York, as they were spec'd out firmly and extra compatabile
parts and supplies were ordered and kept in stock

after Crucianelli was finished, the next partner/factory that Pans were ordered from
apparently did not anticipate enough volume to craft the bodies from
scratch and specs as a separate line, so the dimensions inside changed
since stock bodies were used, and the only thing they really had to
remake from scratch was the grille and shifts mechanism...

like many other famous models through time, still a nice accordion
to order one new and own and play, but same as all the rest of the many
boutique names with amazingly realistic front grillwork
 

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A few years back I bought an old Weltmeister CBA with the register switches broken, and they had been replaced with 4 simple sliders on the top part of the grill. So I could get any LMMH combination I wanted without any pre-set, which was cool.
 

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well there is a fully restored full sized Excelsior Rocker 00 model going
for a little over $1000 located near Johnstown Pa

(search craigslist from Altoona or Pittsburgh, set distance to 50 miles
or tap "nearby" if it doesn't pop up)

in case anyone has a desire for full control over your reedsets
 

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