Silvertone 25

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  • #5279
    AvatarAlan Brinton
    Participant

    I just acquired a Silvertone 25. Here are a couple of initial photos.

    http://lucy421.smugmug.com/Other/Silvertone-25/49354302_nwXrHv#!i=4067765948&k=P4Z44ss&lb=1&s=A
    http://lucy421.smugmug.com/Other/Silvertone-25/49354302_nwXrHv#!i=4067773419&k=BhFdjbQ&lb=1&s=A

    This is a good news/bad news situation. Good news: I got this for a song, under $30 delivered. Bad news: The mouthpiece is broken, as you can see in the second photo, which is why the temporary blue masking tape. Good news: With the tape, the Silvertone is pretty air tight, and all the keys work. Bad news: The mouthpiece is positioned in such a way that the right hand’s pathway to the first seven keys is obstructed. What were the Italians thinking?

    This is a soprano instrument that starts on Middle C. The sound is quite good, especially in the top octave. The bottom octave is not as responsive, especially at the bottom end (i.e., the blocked keys). The moisture release mechanism, little brass button, works extremely well, though it’s a bit awkward.

    #5289
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Alan, this is the one with little accordion reeds isn’t it? Will you be able to fix the responsiveness with a bit of gapping?

    #5307
    AvatarAlan Brinton
    Participant

    I haven’t taken it apart yet, so I’m not sure. Thanks for the gapping suggestion. I’ll try that.

    This model is very different from the big Silvertone.

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