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AbelBarajas

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Just sharing some pics of stuff I like to do. I bought an old 3 switch Santa Marsala a few years ago to fix it up. FINALLY started the project. I hope to finish in the next month or so. Gotta order parts and whatnot. Here's the progress so far...

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If anyone knows how to post better quality pics, help me out.

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ELTONTONICO

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Nice box! Good luck on finding original parts! I like that color!
AbelBarajas

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Thanks man. The main parts are there. Just needing a few springs, a screw or two and the bass strap hardware. I found a great supplier out of Houston. Surprisingly, alot of parts are still being made to the same specs from 50 years ago.
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Looks good bro I want a Santa Marsala for the nostalgia part of it...
AbelBarajas

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I have 3 Santa Marsalas now. It's a good addition to a collection but it's rare to find them in good condition. Two of them are in great condition and I'm fixing this one up to be awesome too. I'll post some pics of the other ones here shortly.
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Nice hey bro can you share the name of that supplier I'm looking for some parts for a Santa Marsala
AbelBarajas

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They're not a "Santa Marsala" parts supplier but rather an accordion parts supplier. They have an Ebay store Bossettoaccordions. A-1 customer service, quality products and some of the best prices around. What is it that you're looking for? I have some spare original parts.
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I'm looking to replace the padding on the pallets do you happened to know what size you use or maybe where I can find the pallets already felted
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Well it depends on if you have a 3 switch or 5 switch.
The 3 switchers use 3mm thickness pads the 5 switchers use 5mm thickness. They do sell pallets that are already felted but they are a different style (wooden) and will have to be waxed in. I have to look back to find a place i bought from that did sell the old style pallets. I know gabbanelli uses similar style pallets on their 3 switchers too.
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It's a 5 switch if you would do me a favor and find out for me bro I'll appreciate it I tried looking online but all I see are wooden ones hoping to keep it original
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Ok. I'll look for them. The original style weren't felted though. I had to felt them myself.
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Yea I see they are like leather suede something like that I think don't really see felt in there
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It's actually felt with suede. That's the way they have always been made. I had meant when i bought the original style pallet (aluminum) they didn't come with the felt/suede attached. I had to buy that material separately and glue it on. It was just the aluminum with the rubber thing that attaches to the arm.
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Ohh ok guess I'm going to have to buy the felt and glue them on what type of glue did you use if you don't mind me asking
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Any decent glue would work fine. One thing that you have to remember about accordions - whatever glue we use should not be permanent. And 99% of the time there is no need for it. But to answer your question - the best replacement I found is Weldwood contact cement. If you buy gel it will prevent any run offs too. Nice thin layer would do fine. Or Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive. You can spray it on a piece of cardboard then rub the pallet on it to make a thin layer and you won't have to worry about over spray on to stuff you don't want glued.
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Thanks bro sorry hadn't had the chance to thank you your information has been helpful
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