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    Default Button Box!

    Hey UUers!

    How many of you also play the button box? I sold most of my mighty fleet, as they were not getting used enough. I do now use one little two row concertina to do it all. I also have just acquired a three row and am learning the Irish cross row style of playing. Any other boxers out there?!

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    Bay View, WI


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    Here's my current inventory - Irish Dipper, English Wheatstone, & Cajun.

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    Bill

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    I first tried the English....could not get it at all. The Anglo came to me very easily, but I play the English style, on the row, like a melodeon. The cross row playing is a challenge, but the next step for sure!

    Nice collection Bill!
    Bay View, WI


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    Not really a boxer, but I play the piano accordion. Or I should say that I played it. I am pretty rusty at this point, but would like to take it up again.

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    Same here. I find the Anglo easier to play. I've given up on the English.
    Bill

    Pono Concert - Mahogany Deluxe - K&K Twin Spot Pickup
    Makala Dolphin Soprano - Orange
    Apogee Jam, HoneyTone Amplifier
    Uke Leash

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    I have had an accordion since I was like 12 or so.....never caught on to it, but definitely, I am a box player! I have sold/ given away my piano accordions, same with my melodeons.....the little box is my true love.
    Bay View, WI


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    I was given a cheap Anglo by a friend after she upgraded to an English. She warned me it had a couple of sticky keys, but said it probably wouldn't cost much to fix. So, I took it home and found it works well..... except it is in "C" and the only buttons that don't work are the "C" buttons.

    Sadly, I don't know anyone who fixes them here in Catalonia - I guess I'll just have to take it Marcus Music in South Wales next time I'm over in the UK.

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    The cheap Anglos are notorious for not being playable....they really are a start and move box....much like the $20 ukes.....still, they get people hooked and enjoying the craft
    Bay View, WI


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    I'd love to learn concertina. Is the consensus that Anglo is easier? What do you need to pay for a decent one that won't have the sticky key problem?
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    I have a G/C button box, a Trinity College English concertina and an old Hohner piano accordion

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