Well I can assure you both goals where totally satisfied. I’ve met a bunch of nice smiling and happy persons and learned a lot at the same time.
Since I play mostly musette style and that it is understood that it’s very difficult if not impossible to imitate the bright sound of the typical French musette chromatic button accordion (CBA) with a piano accordion (PA), I was thus looking for a piano accordion that could get closest to the CBA musette sound. So I took several sound samples of the accordions that I tried.
I wanted to find out about the harmonic content of different piano accordions’ single clarinet reed since the more harmonic a single reed has, the best it will be for reproducing a musette sound. The musette sound is produced with a minimum of two clarinet reeds tuned with a slight difference. This results in a richer sound with added harmonics but if one starts with richer or brighter single reeds, it is obvious the sound will be even richer with two coupled out-of-tune reeds.