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Why!?! For the love of all that's holy, WHY!?!

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Never_grew_up, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    You're late.
    The V-accordeon is here since 2008.

    Signed : a guy with a V-Bass
  2. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    You can carp about it all day long, but in Europe, Accordion gets LOTS of love - and lots of gigs! Nothing wrong with accordion.
    GKon likes this.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Heck, Josef Zawinul (known for keyboards in Weather Report) has been playing MIDI accordion since the invention of MIDI in the late '80s. One was custom-made for him back then--and I think it was made by Roland. (Joe has been playing accordion since early childhood).
  4. OPBASSMAN1994


    Jul 30, 2010
  5. Accordions are very cool and complicated instruments. In the right hands, playing the right kind of music, the results can be amazing. Check out compositions by Astor Piazzolla.
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Technically Piazzolla did not play accordion. He played bandoneon. :)
  7. JumboJack


    Dec 31, 2007
  8. What's next, a digital banjo?
  9. And here in West Texas, accordion players in tejano and norteno bands get way more love and money than the best lead guitarists. Like "I own a Prevost that I park in my front lawn in the barrio" love and money.
    Flad likes this.
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    In the U.S., play an accordion, go to jail.
  11. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA


    Bag Pipes and Accordians are way cool. I'm a big fan of Celtic folk music.

    When I was about 12 I satrted taking music lessons because I wanted to play guitar. It was through a music program that made you play the accordian before they let you start on guitar. They also made you play piano. I was really embarrased about playing that accordian so I talked my parents into sending me to guitar lessons at the local music store. Now I wish I stuck with it.
  12. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
  13. Never Grew Up: All of a sudden do you feel like you brought a pocket knife to a gun battle?

    Too funny!
  14. No, this is about the range of responses I expected.
    Bass_Lord_Mutha, I lived in San Antonio for about 7 years & still listen to Flaco Jimenez from time to time, and have actually been to Odessa- Go Panthers!
    What's up with all the coaching departures?
  15. Jerry Callo

    Jerry Callo Banned

    May 23, 2011
    Do you tune your bass to Bb/F/Bb/F ? :D
  16. Cordovox. The analog cousin of the digital accordion has been around for nearly 40 years.

    The squeeze keys have a long and proud history..

  17. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Hmmm. I never considered accordions to be holy, until now.

    I always learn so much on TB.

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