BELL Tone Chamber Accordion
with built-in microphones and electronic organ sounds

Bell accordions have been among the most respected instruments for decades. There are many reasons for this well deserved high reputation. Originally, Aldo Mencaccini made Bell accordions in New York. When the manufacturing was moved to Italy he has collaborated with some of the best companies like Scandalli, Sonola, and recently Borsini. This particular accordion has been serviced at the Accordion Gallery and is ready for decades of trouble free performance. It features a double tone chamber made of a solid mahogany, professional quality reeds with genuine leather reed valves, and excellent mechanics throughout. The fine acoustic instrument is complemented by factory installed crystalline microphones and Duovox solid-state electronics. The Duovox Tone Generator is included. It has been tested and works fine. It will have to be shipped separately.

The accordion can be played as an acoustic accordion without any of the electronics. You can play it amplified using a standard 1/4" jack audio cable and any amplifier with the corresponding 1/4" input. There are separate volume controls for treble and bass conveniently installed on the grill. Finally, if you like the orchestral sounds you can connect the accordion to the included tone generator and enjoy a solid powerful bass sound as well as various synthesized electronic sounds for the keyboard side. 

The accordion is ready to play. It can be used as a fine acoustic instrument without any electronics. If you like to use the electronics sounds all you need is an amplifier/speaker.

Call us at 973-770-6877 with any questions, for a phone demo, or to schedule your visit to the Accordion Gallery where you can try the accordion yourself.



















The accordion has mahogany body and a single piece mahogany tone chamber. I have removed the chambered
reed blocks to show better the interior. The wax and the reed leathers throughout are in excellent condition.








The electric contacts in the bass machine are designed in a clever way and don't interfere with the smooth mechanical operation.




It is very easy to connect the accordion to the tone generator as shown in he picture below.
All you need is an amplifier and you are ready to enjoy the full orchestral capabilities of the instrument.

The built-in microphones can be accessed from a 1/4" pick-up mounted at the bottom of the grill. The microphones
can be used without the organ part by connecting the accordion directly to an amplified. When using the tone generator
the microphones can be connected to the input section of the front panel.



 
The front panel of the Tone Generator (see the picture above) consists of 3 sections (left to right):
1) Inputs 1 and 2 (for example for the accordion microphones and a vocal microphone) with tone and volume controls

2) Volume pedal input and a switch to control the operation: fixed volume, volume pedal active, and separate volumes
3) Output section - high level, low level, and bass



Compartment for storing the cables (above) and with the cover closed (below)










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