CAJUN ACCORDION DISCUSSION GROUP
Has anyone ever played, or made, or owned a 4 reed MMMM Cajun box?
If so, what was your opinion?
I don't know about that Jeff, but I would bet an accordion set up LMMM is a thing of beauty, especially for a high key like F. I have thought about this one many times.
I have been considering converting a HOHNER HA113 into an MMMM or possibly an MMMM
I have a spare HA112 in A that has had some inelegant repairs and would make an excellent donor.
Some 1920s to 1940s Italian made, American marketed 1 & 1 1/2 row boxes had multiple M reeds.
On an LMMH box the only time I use the "H" reed is in combination with one M or the L.
That should be or an "HMMM".
if you shut off the H and the L, wouldn't you get almost the same sound? what's the use?
seems like a waist of reeds to me.
Because you tune the reeds differently..
ie a couple cents up or down.
-5, plus 5, plus 10, one at 440 etc
or one down at 5, two at 440, one at plus 5