I have a reed rattling / making a
buzzing sound. What would cause
This could be due to rust
deposits on the side of the reed
or corrosion on the reed shoe. It
could be as simple as the reed
becoming loose or a small piece
of dirt trapped between the reed
and the shoe (or even a hair!)
The notes on my concertina are
making a "burbling"
sound. What is this?
This is probably a valve problem.
Valves may not return to lie
flat, or could curl up. The short
term fix is to straighten the
existing valve if possible,
although revalving is usually the
long term answer.
Is it safe to send my concertina
through the post?
It is always advisable to ensure
that adequate insurance is added
to the postal service. We
generally use Royal Mail's
Special Delivery service. It's
quick (less time for instrument
to be in transit) and has good
insurance cover. Usually costs
How can I repair my leaking
If repairable, this is best done
with some very finely skived
leather stretched over the
hole/tear and glued in place with
rabbit skin/hide glue or diluted
PVA glue. AVOID electrical tape,
self adhesive tapes or impact and
epoxy resins. We are skilled in
making invisible repairs.
Alternatively, if there is
extensive leaking, consider new
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offer a guarantee?
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full, no quibbles guarantees with
all our work and 12 months on all
instruments we sell.
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