On Wed, 23 Sep 1998 08:47:57 EDT Rick Cunningham <[log in to unmask]>
>In a message dated 9/23/98 12:55:35 AM Central Daylight Time,
>[log in to unmask] writes:
><< . More about button boxes - recommendations as above for
> price range
Another place worth checking is the Button Box, you can check their
web-site at www.buttonbox.com. (They also sell those great Microvox
A few years ago I had to decide on which direction to go, anglo
concertina or button box. Hard decision to make, since I love both of
them, but in the end I decided (at least for now) to go with the button
box, partially because they're generally not as expensive for the quality
you get as concertinas, plus if you live out in the boonies like I do,
it's a major problem getting concertinas repaired or tuned, whereas
regular accordion shops are available in the area. (My learning curve
was somewhat better on the BB at the time than on the concertina as
well.) Some day, though I do plan to get back to the concertina again,
when I can get the money together for a real good one.
> Since he has a keyboard background he may be ahead of the game a bit.
>City player Joe Root switched over to button box a few years ago and
>from his fingers that they're used to popping down keys. The bellows
>while for your friend to get used to, but if Joe's playing is any
>does that, stand back!
The finger dexterity definitely comes in handy, though sometimes I hit
the buttons too hard and play with more curvature in my fingers than alot
of box players (habits from all of those years playing the ivories, I
Seez y'all later.