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elpcmaster

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I have a Hohner International accordion I purchased in 1993 and am just now beginning to learn to play it. I noticed that the buttons on the Internationals are a little stiffer than the Coronas. Does anyone have any idea on how to make these things softer to press?

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I bought a hohner international in 1994 actually it was the first accordion I bought. It was a little cheaper than the hohner corona II but the sound was pretty good... The buttons were hard and I never could soften them up...They recommended somebody that tunes accordions... I sold mine. GOOD ACCORDIONS THOUGH
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I've played one before and didn't really like the button action or the sound. That's just my opinion -Jose
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you can get a pad at the bottom of the keypad to smooth out the ride lol I have a dancemaster with fater and softer action from this pad go to dancemaster.com to find out price. you wont regret it say keith refered you.


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As I remember  the Hohner "International" was the first Chinese effort by Hohner

I'll be nice...   utterly and totally substandard

Today's Chinese boxes are much better

poor reeds
poor assembly quality
and poor sound/playability
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mine was made in germany
but i sold it already
it had a nice sound but the buttons were to stiff and high

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maybe the more you play it???? everything wears down with time....good luck

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not this thing
those buttons were like rocks


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I recently procured a white one and I noticed the stiffer action mainly due to the springs were thicker than most other makes. Fortunately the assembly is very easy to take apart and switch out the springs for more forgiving ones. Other than that it's a sweet polka.

I do have a question for pU:

My Int'l has a transparent label that says Made in Germany on the left side of the back fingerboard. What city in Germany was it made in and in what year more-less?
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I saw them in the very late 80's and early 90's..  unsold sitting on shelves

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They were made in Klingenthal, Saxony, East Germany, almost certainly in the Weltmeister factory.

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Well,in fact that squeezebox is the worst making i've seen before the chinese ones were released/made,the buttons come off itself from its basis easily and its action is quite stiff,not good at all...bad sound...

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The reeds and build quality are much better now, but these were communist-era instruments...

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I had one, the bellows were so stiff as to be unplayable. Traded it in for a Panther.

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The International was Made for Hohner in Klingenthal by Weltmeister. The early models were a bit rough as they had not made this model before.
It is now known as the 509 and is available in about any tuning you can imagine, (not just sol,fa,mi).

 The keyboard is made the same way as the corona and it is not that hard to adjust the buttons to what you like.
I usually have a couple of couple of custom models in my shop that I have them make for me. They can be tuned at the factory wetter or drier at no extra cost.

Weltmeister GCF.jpg  You cant see it well in the pic but the bellows have a crazy black and white pattern.


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 I DONT KNOW IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH JUAN TORRES OF LOS TREMENDOS GAVILANES AND THEN LOS DOS RANCHEROS BUT I SAW HIM JAMMIN ON A HOHNER INTERNATIONAL I THINK HE STILL HAS ONE OF THE ORIGINALS I DOE SOUND DIFFERENT FROM A CORONA BUT I LKED THE SOUND
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El Maestro Juan Torres hace sonar una acordeon Yingie como si fuera una de las mejores acordeones; de hecho toca con una Yingie con voces de Hohner....
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 I AM GLAD SOMEONE FINALLY  KNOWS WHAT TYPE OF BOX HE PLAYS A YINGIE WOW IT SURE LOOKED LIKE A INTERNATIONAL EITHER WAY HE TEARS UP THEM POLKAS AND REDOVAS ,I TRIED TO COLLECT MOST OF HIS CDS BUT HE HAS TOO MANY ,WHAT PART OF NUEVO LEON IS HE FROM MY UNCLES TELL ME HE USE TO PARTY WITH MY GRANDPA IN ITURBIDE NUEVO LEON AND LA JOLLA AS LOS TREMENDOS GAVILANES LET ME KNOW OK
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Donneño, agregale un CD que grabó Juan Torres con Cornelio Reyna; mas otro CD que grabó con Lalo Mora....

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 SI TENGO EL DE CORNELIO PERO NUNCA A ESCUCHADO EL DE  LALO MORA , TENGO DE LOS PRIMEROS CUANDO LOS TREMENDOS GAVILANES GRABARON CON ROYSALES CDS DE BROWN WOOD TEXAS ,NO ME GUSTA QUEMARLOS PORQUE ESTO FUE LA CULPA QUE SE ACABO NUESTRA MUSICA NORTENA/TEXANA  Y TAMBIEN EL ALTO PRECIO DE LOS ACCORDEONES CREO QUE POR ESO ME GUSTA LA MUSICA DE JUAN TORRES POR QUE PUEDE TOCAR ASI TAN BIEN CON UN ACCORDEON BARATA Y A LA MEJOR SE ENSENO  CON PURA OREJA Y TAMBIEN POR QUE PARRANDEABA CON EL ABUELO
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TOTALMENTE DE ACUERDO CONTIGO....HAY OTRO CD QUE GRABÓ JUAN TORRES CON TOÑO BORREGO + OTRO QUE GRABARON COMO "LOS ALEGRES DEL NORTE"....AQUI EN MONTERREY LOS CONSEGUÍ POR 80 PESOS C/U...ALGO ASI COMO 6 DOLARES C/U....UN DIA QUE TENGAS OPORTUNIDAD DE VENIR A MTY Y TE LO LLEVAS TOTALMENTE ORGINALES....Y DON SALOMON PRADO HACE COMO UN AÑO QUE FALLECIÓ, MESES DESPUES DE GRABAR CON PESADO LA CANCION DE LA MIEL AMARGA...TAMBIEN GRABÓ CON PONCHO VILLAGOMEZ....

Y AUN PARRANDEA....LoL!!!

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 SI SALOMON PRADO Q.E.P.D. PERO EL BAJISTA QUE ANDA CON EL AHORA NO SE QUEDA MUY ATRAS TAMBIEN TOCA MUY BIEN DE LOS DOS RANCHEROS ,ESTO SI ERA MUSICA SI ME QUEDA UNOS FAMILIARES ALLA EN NUEVO LEON AVER SI LE PREGUNTO ALOS TIOS DE ELLOS Y AVER SI ME MANDA UNOS CDS ESTAS SI ERAN BUENAS ROLAS
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El mejor bajo sexto se llama Fidel Lozano...son Los 2 Rancheros....no por nada le dicen el dedos de oro....hay un cd que grabaron SIN bajo electrico y en las canciones Fidel "bajea" con su bajo sexto y se oye muy perron!!!!

El otro Sr. del bajo sexto quien toca con Juan Torres en el Generoso Bar aqui en MTY es Cesar Guerrero.....tambien toca muy bien....

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I believe Juan Torres was from Cadereyta Jimenez N.L. and learned how to play from Eugenio Abrego of Los Alegres de Teran.  You can say he took the accordion up another level.  He has a very "happy" style.
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DO YOU KNOW IF THEY PLAYED BY EAR ON THEIR OWN OR WERE THEY ABLE TO READ MUSIC HOW MANY GREAT MUSICIANS ARE OUT THERE THAT NEVER COULD READ A NOTE DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY NAMES ?
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It may have been by ear, hearing watching and asking others. My dad was old school, that same generation.  One time I taught him something I learned from a book.  Lol!
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One thing is that he was humble. He actually saw me playing something different than the way he plays it and he was the one that asked me what I was playing.
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