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Tuning Dry to Mussette ?

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I have an Excelsior Accordiana model, that is quite a dry tuning. Very dry. And I do enjoy the sound that comes out of it.

Have a Titano that is dry but not as dry as the excelsior.

I would if possible have the Titano tuned more to musette Scottish type of sound.. it has 5 registers on treble side but 2 are doubles so its basically 3 registers counting the master. 2 registers on the bass side. So with this set up would this possible..?? The registers have a dot in the middle and a dot on the bottom. then the master.

What type of price would I be looking at roughly to have it done in a shop? Just an estimate..

So if it IS possible.. Where is there a reputable tuner in Ontario Canada in the Hamilton Toronto Niagara area.. If I have to go further I will.. I don't have a clue who to go to for this. I will NOT just pic a shop that sells accordions. Unless I am convinced on someones recommendation.

thanks
Johnnie
 

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If 3 reed, it is probably LMM but you need to determine if its LMM, MMM or LMH. It's not possible get a Scottish musette from LMH reeds, whilst MMM you can for certain.
True Scot musette (arguably) will come from 3 middle reeds, but a quite satisfying musette can come from (L)MM. It may be that tuning one set of the Middle reeds sharper will give you a more pronounced vibrato - and that could be done here UK for c£100, (c$150). A more specific approach to the sound you require would poss need both sets of middle reeds retuned which could cost maybe twice that.
 

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Your Titano has only 2 sets of treble reeds (1) L and (1) M. It is not candidate for conversion. You would need an accordion with 3 sets of treble reeds to obtain the sound you seek.
 
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Thanks guys

Jim.. The Hohner Atlantic I am working on.. Would that have a sound similar to what I am looking for. Its not imperative, would be nice tho.

Once I get that going I think I will sell either the Titano or Excelsior.. Not sure which one tho. They are quite similar. Titano tho is 'mint' and I mean mint.. no droops on the leather valves etc.. works just tickety boo. so not sure which way to go..

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The Hohner's are always tuned more Wet that an Italian box.
 

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Here, after 28 seconds he changes to MM and you get an idea of what yours will (should) sound like as he is playing same model LMMH as yours:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...&mid=ACE98D977F3343D0C5B4ACE98D977F3343D0C5B4
There are plenty of other examples on you tube to peruse, too - just check that the couplers are the same so you know what youre listing to. Musette Atlantics have master 3dots + I below, LMMM - yours 1top,2middle,1 bottom - ie LMMH.
 
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When I bought my 72 bass Pigini, it was dry tuned. I didn't like it at all and had it retuned to wet tuning. I read somewhere that dry tuning is mostly for Morris dancing which is what this accordion was used for. Though I also read somewhere that dry tuning is better for jazz players.
 

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HI
I have an Excelsior Accordiana model, that is quite a dry tuning. Very dry. And I do enjoy the sound that comes out of it.

Have a Titano that is dry but not as dry as the excelsior.

I would if possible have the Titano tuned more to musette Scottish type of sound.. it has 5 registers on treble side but 2 are doubles so its basically 3 registers counting the master. 2 registers on the bass side. So with this set up would this possible..?? The registers have a dot in the middle and a dot on the bottom. then the master.

What type of price would I be looking at roughly to have it done in a shop? Just an estimate..

So if it IS possible.. Where is there a reputable tuner in Ontario Canada in the Hamilton Toronto Niagara area.. If I have to go further I will.. I don't have a clue who to go to for this. I will NOT just pic a shop that sells accordions. Unless I am convinced on someones recommendation.

thanks
Johnnie
Hi Johnnie,
I know that this is an old post however you might want to reach out to Anderson's Accordion in Burlington Ontario he is reputable and does/did tuning
 

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