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Re: Re: Re: 9 button boxes

i always use the top button so yea, get a ten button. But you do what you want.

Re: Re: Re: Re: 9 button boxes


This thread looks like so much fun that I just have
to dive in

Obviously, purchase what makes sense to you .. but ..
I play at least one tune that can't be pulled
off (pardon the potential pun) without the
"top-button". So, I vote for 10


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 9 button boxes

devil's advocate here

that same note is the #2 push

as well as the left hand
bass pull note button

so you COULD learn it
either without the #1 button
or with the #1 button pull being
something sensible.. :)


to: wle: Yes but ..


See the cool thing about the tune of which I speak
is that the same note *is* played on the #2
push as #1 pull .. but, this allows other notes
to be played on the pull or push against the
*same note* by using the #1/#2 buttons.

So, this is a very unique instance on the
Button Box and cannot be done any other way
on the planet Earth!


Re: to: wle: Yes but ..

Big knows his stuff!!

what IS this top-secret Mystery Tune?

so what IS this top-secret Mystery Tune?

[i just learned 'the harlem shuffle' in
G minor on my Bflat box, i play it all on the
1-4 buttons, very low and cool sounding..]


The top-secret Mystery Tune is .. is ..


It's not really top-secret .. It's my
"Amiral Rouge" (c) 2004 song.

(Of course, Amiral Rouge = "Red Admiral" which
is a buttery fly of the family Vanessa Atalanta.)

At 1:45 into the tune, I play a variation on the
main theme using the lowest pitched buttons
on a high-"F" box.

Although the riff can be played elsewhere on the
box, it's the only place that one can drone that
button #1/#2 pitch on push & pull along with the


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Re: The top-secret Mystery Tune is .. is ..

nice tune
nice playing
but you know what i am going to say -
if you WROTE the song, you could also
have written it without needing that note!!


nope :-)


The "riff" using the #1/#2 buttons was the heart of
the tune, and everything else was played around
the riff to develop and support it.

i.e., the riff came first.

On a 9-button box, the song would have never got invented

Incidently, thanks for the compliments .. that
was done a couple of years back now ..


Re: nope :-)

You can also get a cord on button 1,2,and 3 on push or pull. so maybe there's use there. Hummmmmmmmm!

Re: 9 button boxes

I really like the German made 114 Hohners.. plebian and cool.. lots of good music has been made on these
I have had handmade Itailian, Quebec and Cajun made boxes but for all around fun... 114

That said.. if you want a smaller lighter box and still have 10 buttons.. consider Claude's Castagnari..

It's in 12TEt tuning and a scrid off dry.. but it's an outstanding handmade box..

I play Irish and Quebec on 1 rows.. I use the #1 button..


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