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Published on Oct 9, 2010
Dave Magliozzi tests a Siwa & Figli "Artist Model" accordion.
This accordion has LMMH reeds, dry tuned to A442 (all reeds tuned to A442 including the middle reed outside the tone chamber, which is tuned sharp 4 cents). So, it has the traditional registers associated with that reed combination: L = low reed (16') M = middle reed (8') H = high reed (4') (Bassoon and Clarinet are "cassotto" voices - those two reeds are inside the tone chamber)
Bassoon (L) = low reed "in cassotto" (inside the tone chamber) Clarinet (M) = middle reed in cassotto Flute (M) = middle reed outside the tone chamber Piccolo (H) = high reed outside the tone chamber
All the other registers or "stops" are combinations of the reeds listed above.
Bandoneon (LM) = bassoon + clarinet, both cassotto "Sax" (LM) = bassoon + flute (middle reed outside the tone chamber) Organ (LH) = bassoon + piccolo Harmonium (LMH) = bassoon + clarinet + piccolo Accordion (LMM) - bassoon + clarinet + flute Master (LMMH) - all reeds Violin (MM) = clarinet + flute (M cassotto, M outside) Oboe (MH) = clarinet + piccolo