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el_mero_cantu

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Does anyone know the tuning set up for a two row diatonic box used for merengue tipico (also called perico ripiao)?

The treble notes are typically the same but dry, but the bass notes(chords) I'm told are all majors and no minors. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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 I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE CONJUNTO STYLE GCF TUNING , LET ME KNOW CAUSE SECOND TO CONJUNTO IS MERENGUE TO ME .I STILL LIKE FULANITO ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING NEW FROM THEM
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Message keithelgrande1, he plays that type of music. He is also Dominican so he should know a lot about it.  
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From what I was able to find out, the two accordions they typically use are Si bemol (B flat) , or Sol (G) where the whole thing is an octave down. And the tuning itself is typically all the way dry, with the raspy/ronca type sound just being part of doing a rough job of tuning or using older reeds that have some wear on them.
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I definitely hear that dry sound. It also is hollow sounding. I've always dug the way they play. Especially the fact that musicians get a lot out of those little accordions.
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el_mero_cantu

I noticed you said "where the whole thing is an octave down."

Are you saying that the sol accordion is tuned an OCTAVE low, like the whole accordion is bassoon reeds?
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Richard, 

Yes, that's the case when they have a box in G. I believe the low G on the outside row of a regular accordion is G3, and the same spot would be G2 on the octave lower, etc all the way for the entire accordion. 
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