Tags : : duo-art
Notes play fantastically, none sticking or quiet, good vacuum, bellows all in good order, regulator seems to keep good time and action on the piano good but the expression and sustain levers have no resistance and no effect. Pedals do nothing too with the rotary selector switched to 'pedals on' and a Themodist roll playing. With the selector on any setting other than duo-art there's air leaking somewhere to the bottom right of the keyboard (no doubt in the area of the expression box).
Had an explore under the case this weekend (first time I'd had the time) and the accordion is securely gaffer-taped up and there are no tubes from the box to the right to the accordion sections (pic attached, I think?!).
I knew this was going to be an exciting project and I'm looking forward over time to getting the instrument back in to full operation. Having read around, I'm becoming aware of the intricacies and things to look out for in reviving something this complicated but wanted to know if this taped accordion is a common workaround to a particular fault before I started more invasive investigations.
Looking forward to a little help!
Thanks in advance,