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Tania

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I really, really want to buy a Hohner Bravo 48 bass.



Look at this thing. It's amazing! I can't find many reviews of it. Has anyone heard it before or know anything about it? I don't have $1,000 to drop but I'd save up if it was worth it.

If I got one of these, I'd learn hundreds of adornos and transpose them into every key.

I love stradella bass. The 12 bass is what kills me on the 3 row.
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I've tried that nice model and to tell the truth, I found it quite good. The action in its keys is comfortable, sounds ok and the weigth isnt too much, in addition, being a Hohner product takes a valuable warrantee aside.
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That sounds good...where did you try it out? I guess in Texas and stuff there's accordion stores all over the place...in Chicago it's just Italo-American, and I'm not too fond of the place...though they do have one of those.
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I live in Mexico, close the border line, so I've the chance to see many brands of accordions the music stores offer over here. Italian, chinese, russian, and so on.
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That's nice...you can't even find accordions at thrift stores or anything around here. Ebay and craigslist is the only option, and it's slim pickin's.
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hey just fyi some one is selling a used hohner bravo here in dallas tx craigslist, maybe u two can work a deal thru ebay here is the link: http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/msd/3234914815.html





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I did contact that person, but managed to find someone in my hometown selling one! A 60 bass too, which is better cuz it's the same size and only weighs one pound more. I've been browsing Chicago craigslist for months now and never found one.
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Kool, thats great, i also noticed a hohner student yesterday for 90 bucks, also here in dallas. Sounds like a good deal.
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90 bucks? It had to have something wrong with it. That would be a very good deal.
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If anyone stumbles upon this page who wants to buy a Bravo, here are my thoughts:

The keys have very good sound and fast action. The biggest negative I see is that the bass chords are a lot louder than the treble, and can be a little overpowering, depending on what you're playing.

It's very lightweight and versatile. There's the limitation in treble keys, but that's the sacrifice for the light weight. It's really easy to carry around anywhere. Honestly, for me the lower volume is better because I always cringe playing the button accordion in my apartment.

I know I'm gonna have a lot of fun with this accordion.
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De cuantas teclas es ideal para la musica norteña?
Yo pienso que esta muy limitado el acordeon de la foto.

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The Hohner Bravo line offers a well-known name for less money than many others.  Some of us who have had the Hohner Bravo piano accordions have had some quality issues---sticking bass buttons, noisy keyboard keys, reeds that produce weak sound, but the good thing is that Hohner has a service center in the U.S. where they have all the parts and do repairs.  Mine developed issues after a few weeks but it was covered by Hohner's 90 day warranty.  Both the Bravo and Amica lines are made in China.  Some say the German-made Hohner accordions, starting with the Atlantic IV, have better construction and fewer repairs.  For a bit more than my 120 bass Bravo, I could have bought a German-made Weltmeister who have been making accordions for over 150 years.  They have a good reputation, though not as good as the best Italian makes. 

Since this posting, I have received my Hohner back from the Virginia service center.  They tweaked and adjusted what should have been done at the Chinese factory, and it is working beautifully now.  The technicians at HohnerUSA did a great job, and it sounds better than when I got it brand new a few months ago.  I would definitely recommend Hohner for making my accordion work better, and sound better, than it ever was.
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I have a red one for 900
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