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Reed Leathers/Valves

Accordion reed valves (or leathers) play an important part in the sound produced by your instrument. Worn reed valves create unwanted noise that interfere with the original sound, especially noticeable when playing pianissimo. When one or more reed valves are damaged, each of them may need to be replaced to fix the problem.
On older accordions, it may be necessary to replace all reed leathers at once. The complete removal and replacement of reed valves is a long and delicate process, requiring patience and dexterity (from 8 to 25 hours depending on the accordion).
Valve replacement is carried out in several stages: - Removal of reed-bearing plates (nail or screw removal, accordingly). - Removal of worn reed valves. - Complete reed clean-up. - Reed adjustment. - Selection of leathers according to their width and responsiveness in both push/pull motions (the process of selecting the best leather valves for given reeds may require prior experience). - Mounting of new valves. - Trimming of valves if necessary. - Mounting of reeds as per original (wax, nail or screw). - Thorough testing once the reed block is complete and ready.
This valve replacement process tends to affect tuning, and as such, this type of restoration work is generally followed by a complete tuning of the accordion.
We are experienced craftsmen in accordion restoration. If you wish to entrust us with the restoration of your reeds or their tuning, please contact us to request a free quote.

Accordion reed valves (or leathers) play an important part in the sound produced by your instrument. Worn reed valves create unwanted noise that interfere with the original sound, especially noticeable when playing pianissimo. When one or more reed valves are damaged, each of them may need to be replaced to fix the problem.
On older accordions, it may be necessary to replace all reed leathers at once. The complete removal and replacement of reed valves is a long and delicate process, requiring patience and dexterity (from 8 to 25 hours depending on the accordion).
Valve replacement is carried out in several stages: - Removal of reed-bearing plates (nail or screw removal, accordingly). - Removal of worn reed valves. - Complete reed clean-up. - Reed adjustment. - Selection of leathers according to their width and responsiveness in both push/pull motions (the process of selecting the best leather valves for given reeds may require prior experience). - Mounting of new valves. - Trimming of valves if necessary. - Mounting of reeds as per original (wax, nail or screw). - Thorough testing once the reed block is complete and ready.
This valve replacement process tends to affect tuning, and as such, this type of restoration work is generally followed by a complete tuning of the accordion.
We are experienced craftsmen in accordion restoration. If you wish to entrust us with the restoration of your reeds or their tuning, please contact us to request a free quote.

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Reed Leathers/Valves There are 7 products.

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  • 5,75 € In Stock

    High quality Typo A Mano accordion 4' reeds (plate with 2 reeds).15 notes available from A#6 to C#8.See the description below for details of the notation referred to.

    5,75 €
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  • 10,83 € In Stock

    Premium leathers for the accordion's left hand. These valves are made in natural leather and feature a plastic reinforcement for optimized support, without any acoustic incidence, contrary to traditional metallic reinforcements. Sold by sets of 30 pieces (there are ususally about 24 identical leathers in the bass side of an accordion). Different sizes...

    10,83 €
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  • 12,50 € In Stock

    Premium reed leather valves for the right hand notes, as well as some of the left hand (the highest notes) of an accordion. These valves are made in natural leather and feature a plastic reinforcement for optimized support, without any acoustic incidence, contrary to traditional metallic reinforcements.Sold by sets of 50 pieces (identical sizes)....

    12,50 €
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  • 3,33 € In Stock

    Plastic-made accordion reed valves.Several strips of plastic are layered to give the valve the ideal weight.Sold by sets of 50 valves of identical size.

    3,33 €
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  • 4,92 € In Stock

    This glue is designed to fix the plastic reed valves to the accordion plates. It does not react chemically with plastic and therefore prevents valve deformation which can arise using neoprene based glue. Capacity: 125ml.

    4,92 €
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  • 8,25 € In Stock

    Wax Lingot, ideal for small accordion repairs.1 or 2 lingots are needed per reed block, depending on their size.Lingot min. weight: 25g

    8,25 €
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  • 11,25 € In Stock
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    Premium reed leather valves for the right hand notes, as well as some of the left hand (the highest notes) of an accordion. These valves are made in natural leather and feature a plastic reinforcement for optimized support, without any acoustic incidence, contrary to traditional metallic reinforcements.Sold by sets of 50 pieces (identical sizes)....

    11,25 €
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