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Glenn

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Why don't they make them now?
Did it prove to be a technical weakness?
 

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Hi Ed; What do you mean by "them" ?????? :roll: JIM
 

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JIM D. said:
Hi Ed; What do you mean by them ?????? :roll: JIM

Hi Jim; How are you?
I think <COLOR color=#FF0000>GLENN means do they make 140 basses today.
 

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Hi Glenn; In the early years of accordion design the only way an accordionist wishing to be able to play single notes in the bass and still have the stradella chord layout was to add extra rows of single note buttons to the bass machine. Many of these designs were used and consisted of up to 9 rows of bass and chord buttons. These designs made the bass machine larger, heavier and required the use of a difficult hand position to operate. For years designs were tried to enable the stradella bass machine to use the same # of buttons and with a switch convert to single notes. In 1955 the late Emil Baldoni a fine accordion tech and designer from New York with the add of the late Palmer & Hughes and the encouragement from the late Ernest Deffner (Titano) traveled to Italy and worked with Italian tech's to devise a foolproof system. They called it the sliding carriage converter. Today this is called a converter bass and uses the same note sequence that accordionists already know from their stradella bass while adding neither size or weight and enables the player with a flick of switch to convert the stadella bass to 6 rows of 3 octaves of single notes. This converter system is the now system of choice offered by all high end accordion makers and adds from 1000.00 to 1500.00 USD to the price of the instrument model. JIM D.
 

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