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Old Loud Instruments

March 21st, 2012
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Accordions, Banjos, Bagpipes, and Tubas: why do we mock them? Because they trade subtlety, tone, and control for volume. This used to be a good trade: before amplification you wanted the instruments as loud as possible. While other instruments better fit the trade-offs of today, there are still times when you want to go for volume: Outdoor Contra in Davis Square this evening!

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