When I played Satomi's Suttner concertina, I noticed that the F tone in the middle row on the right hand was slow to speak. So, I tried to reset the F reed.
I dismantled the concertina and removed the F reed from the reed pan.
The gap under the reed tongue was too wide for F as I had expected.
I reset the reed like this.
As you see, there is only little gap under the reed tongue.
Now, the F reed is responsive. It took about twenty minuetes for me to reset the reed.
My wife and I joined a session at Hyogo (Japan) in July. I enjoyed playing this set!
My wife played her Dipper concertina and I played my Grinter flute.
I learned this set when I joined a session in Hyogo (Japan) in May. I can't play both reels on the flute. So, I played them on the concertina.
I played my Edgley concertina (Heritage model) that I had bought recently. I haven't got used to playing it yet...
I bought a C/G anglo concertina from Frank Edgley in September, 2015. It'a a Heritage model which has concertina reeds.
It plays loud and brightly. I can play it as if I played a Suttner concertina. I guess the tone of Suttner concertinas is a little brighter than the one of Edgley Heritage models.
Although it isn't as good as Dipper or Jeffries, I guess it's worth the price.
It has riveted concertina reeds (reed tongues are riveted on reed frames) and hook action. And it has wider bellows frames than our other concertinas.
Because its B-flat reed on the left-hand side had metallic tinkling sound when I received it, I realigned the reed using a small blade according to Frank's advice. At last, it stopped making tinkling sound. Thanks, Frank!
And I adjusted its low-G reed on the left-hand side because it wasn't very responsive. Other reeds that I use when I play Irish music were responsive.
Frank offers good custom-fitted cases or waterproof storm cases. I chose the latter because it's cheaper than the former.