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what he said!

yeah you right brother dave..

what he said!

i will spotlight the guy who has the wettest
cajun accordions known to man - bruce daigrepont.

they sound like a calliope to me..


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May sound funny to y'all but I like the wetness of a Morelli accordion best. How many cents wet are those cheap reeds?

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how many cents?

those accordions are wet because they
are mistuned, more than anything else.

they are going to be all over the map
as far as wetness goes.

some buttons very wet, some dry.


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Maybe that's why it sounds good to my ear? Old sounding, out of tune

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I'll make a recording today of my D Morelli (aka arriette). I personally don't like how these accordions play, but I do like the sound.

Don't get me wrong, I would rather play my handmades anyday!

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Cool! I'd like to hear it.

I've heard the "wettest" tuning is called, "Columbian wet." An accordion guy at Brook Mays Music in Dallas, told me that. And me, also being a fan of Vallenato music, I believe it. It's just a preference... I like it wet and like it dry... it's all good... just gimme the accordion... the perfect instrument...

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The link is above. Give it a listen! This is done on a $150.00 accordion. And yes it is slightly wet tuned, and IN tune

Jamey Hall's most excellent Cajun Accordion Music Theory

Brett's all new Cajun Accordion Music Theory for all keys!

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