This is a professional accordion built
by Sonola for Bell. This would be the equivalent of the Sonola SS6 model
with 3/4 sets of reeds and double tone chamber. The Bell Duovox was
designed with solid-state electronics to emulate other musical
instruments. The old electronics has been removed and modern state of
the art Musictech MIDI was installed.
a summary of the specifications, followed by a lot of pictures to tell
the full story.
The grill MIDI controller allows access
to most of the electronic features. You can use this accordion with any
MIDI module/expander like Solton, Ketron, Korg, Roland, Orla etc. (many
of them are available at the Accordion Gallery and could be provided
with this accordion). The grill controller could be programmed to recall
your favorite sounds with a push of a button. You can use bellows
pressure to control the volume of the orchestral sounds (bellows
dynamics) for the treble side, bass side, or globally (both treble and
bass). Alternatively, you can keep bellows dynamics active for the
treble side and control independently the bass and accopmaniment volume
with the foot padal.
This is a very versatile instrument. You can play it as a fine acoustic accordion, as an amplified accordion, as electronic (MIDI) instrument, or in any combination of these features. I have tested all acoustic and electronic features and they work perfect.
Call 973-770-6877 with any questions or
to schedule a visit to the Accordion Gallery and try the accordion.