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  • Hello Hendrik, This information is widely known. A tempered tuning would only be useful to vieja guardia tangoes. Music with more complex chords would sound terrible with non equal temperament. Equal temperament is not perfect, but at least you have the the same distances aong notes in every key. I would dare to say Marcos Aguinaga, Damian Gutlein and Oscar Fischer use the euqal...
    Jean Pierre Bianchi May 20, 2014
  • In case anyone is interested in buying a new instrument, Maurício Milbratz, a bandoneón tuner from Blumenau-SC, always have bandoneóns on sale. his email is mmilbratz@^$1 and he also speaks german. Best Regards, Jean-Pierre
    gaucho83@... May 13, 2014
  • Dear Pals, Yes, there are bandoneón players in Brazil, but not in the north. Most bandoneón players live in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. There is a strong german tradition in Santa Catarina while in Rio Grande do Sul besides german tradition, tango vieja guardia is strong as well as chamamé and other types of folklore. I have a blog dedicated to the matter...
    gaucho83@... May 13, 2014
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  • Hello pal, Bandoneons today are tuned 442hz w/ equal temperament. Best regards, JP
    Jean Pierre Bianchi May 13, 2014
  • Hi Loko, yes, i'ts possible to have dry tuning in an Einheits III/III. Usaully, III corresponds to LMM,(L=low/M=medium). Dry tuning in this case can be achieved by tuning the extra M in the very same tunig of the other reedplates. However, the sound will not be the same as a II/II (L/M) bandoneón. w/ III/III you wil always have an accordion like sound. If you want a II/II with...
    Jean Pierre Bianchi Feb 15, 2012
  • Hi Florian, When a bandoneón goes out of tune, notes can go either flat or sharp. The main cause is the corrosion. Other causes can be the change of temperature/umidity(which also leads to corrosion) and the shaking of the instrument as in a trip, in the trunk (!), in a flight if not very well packed, ... Best Regards, Jean-Pierre --- In bandoneon@^$1, "rubens_mtl" wrote...
    bianchijeanpierre Jun 10, 2011