Weiltmeister 2 row 23 buttons and 12bass buttons

Weiltmeister 2 row 23 buttons and 12bass buttons

This box plays the same as a piano accordion, you get the same note on each button when you press or pull . To play the scale you have to use both rows. Can it be changed to a normal box.

Re: Weiltmeister 2 row 23 buttons and 12bass buttons

Hi Patrick & welcome.

Sounds like a Russian garmon layout. Can you play an ordinary major scale by zigzagging between the rows?

It should be possible to change it to a B/C or C#/D layout by changing the reeds or possibly by lots of retuning, depending what tuning it’s in now.
Whether that’s worth it is a question of cost! There’s also the bass end to think about.

The other thing to think about - because it’s a "same note both ways" instrument, the air valve at the bass end may be very small, just intended for closing the bellows. That can make it really hard to play as a "different notes each way" instrument. Enlarging the air valve would be another cost.

Overall there could be a lot of cost/effort just to end up with a box that doesn’t play that well.

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Re: Weiltmeister 2 row 23 buttons and 12bass buttons

Thanks TomB-R for your info, to answer your question you can play a major scale by Zigzagging between the two rows.

Re: Weiltmeister 2 row 23 buttons and 12bass buttons

Thanks again TomB-R, that exactly it , lovely Olive Color body, the bellows are perfect, and each note is in tune.