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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:01 pm 
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I saw a Saltarelle Clifden on ebay. Some people really like these accordions, some say they are junk. Anyone have opinions about what PA's are best for Irish?


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If I were picking a PA for Irish music, I'd go for a 64-bass two-reed box, swing tuned. Nothing too big or heavy. But that's just my taste.

Can you speak further about why Saltarelle PAs would be considered junk? I know there have been some quality control issues on their button boxes in the past, but all the ones I've played have been wonderful instruments. Shrug?

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I have read a disparaging comment somewhere about the Clifden. However a friend of mine who has taken up piano box fairly recently (very accomplished musician on other instruments incl. piano), has a fairly basic Hohner PA. He tried a Clifden in a store and liked it very much. One of the specific things he mentioned was that the sound of basses was relatively light, which he felt was much better for trad-music purposes.

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Hey thanks for the remarks.
I read an online review of the saltarelle and it was very negative. It's nice to hear the good reviews.
I have a good 40 bass with a light bass side which I like - and the 48 weltmeister stella I have has basses that are TOO LOUD.
The hohner 40 bass I have is tuned strangely - like a442 or something...plus it won't play well in some keys - no minor b for example...anyway...any more thoughts?
margaret


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Hey thanks for the remarks.
I read an online review of the saltarelle and it was very negative. It's nice to hear the good reviews.
I have a good 40 bass with a light bass side which I like - and the 48 weltmeister stella I have has basses that are TOO LOUD.
The hohner 40 bass I have is tuned strangely - like a442 or something...plus it won't play well in some keys - no minor b for example...anyway...any more thoughts?
margaret


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