Before use of your new instrument, you must first remove the protective blocking system
installed in the bass for safe
transportation (click the image to enlarge).
1. Undo the bass strap by unscrewing it;
2. remove the bass mechanics cover;
3. in case of standard bass accordion,
follow the unblocking process shown in Image A, for free-bass accordion,
follow the unblocking process shown in Image B;
4. when remounting the bass cover make sure the air button
is fitted into its correct hole.
• Protect the instrument from dust and humidity by storing it in its case
• keep the instrument away from heat sources such as stoves and radiators,
and avoid exposing it to the sun;
• do not expose the instrument to very cold temperatures, NEVER below 0°C, or 32°F;
• clean the instrument only with the provided cloth and water,
avoid using aggressive detergents as this can affect the finish of the instrument.
right and left keyboard mechanics
Over time, or due to sudden changes in temperature or humidity, or for long periods of without use, the valve felts connected to each key (in the right hand there is one for non-cassotto accordions, two for cassotto accordions) can harden, and the metal keys can bend slightly. If this occurs it can cause an increase in noise, and it is possible that some reeds may sound during bellows usage without the note being pressed. This could happen at any stage during the life of your instrument.
Similar situations can also occur in the left mechanics.