Clinkscale electric accordion power supply help...
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Hi everyone, I work as a tech and am trying to find out some info on a clinkscale electric accordion, it arrived missing it's PSU/volume pedal and am looking to build a suitable replacement however I can't seem to find any service manuals/schematics online anywhere, if anyone could help me out with one or even a pin out of the cable with the relevant voltage/current requirements that would be fantastic!

Here's some pics of the squeezebox in question...


https://photos.app.goo.gl/7MCebCqH2gh8wMyBA
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(30-11-2019, 06:02 PM)Markharris Wrote: Hi everyone, I work as a tech and am trying to find out some info on a clinkscale electric accordion, it arrived missing it's PSU/volume pedal and am looking to build a suitable replacement however I can't seem to find any service manuals/schematics online anywhere, if anyone could help me out with one or even a pin out of the cable with the relevant voltage/current requirements that would be fantastic!

Here's some pics of the squeezebox in question...


https://photos.app.goo.gl/7MCebCqH2gh8wMyBA

Mark,

Sorry, but I've never had any experience of them at all. 

However, the late Jimmy Clinkscale's son, Steve, may be able to point you in the right direction. He still operates an accordion retail outlet from his home address, and here is a link to his website:-

https://steveclinkscalemusic.co.uk/13-accordions
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#3
What you are looking at is not originally a "Clinksdale", this is simply a rebadged Iorio S3 Accorgan.  Getting parts for them is going to be challenging because it is a piece from the 80's.  I know... I own one.  Smile

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It will likely be far easier to find parts for an Iorio than Clinksdale.  Good luck with your search!  Smile
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(01-12-2019, 01:25 PM)JerryPH Wrote: What you are looking at is not originally a "Clinksdale", this is simply a rebadged Iorio S3 Accorgan.  Getting parts for them is going to be challenging because it is a piece from the 80's.  I know... I own one.  Smile

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It will likely be far easier to find parts for an Iorio than Clinksdale.  Good luck with your search!  Smile

Jerry,

Jimmy Clinkscale ran an accordion shop in Melrose, Scotland, for many years, and commissioned his own accordion brand name, which were mainly rebadged Crucianellis. The shop was one of the most revered accordion outlets in Scotland, and was a great loss when it closed down. They relocated to two consecutive premises in nearby Galashiels following the Melrose close down, but eventually ceased trading altogether, probably in the early 2000s. I have no idea whether there was any connection between Crucianelli and Iorio. Accorgans apparently used Elkavox 77 tone generators, whatever that means.

Don't think I'd ever heard of an Iorio in Scotland where the OP is based, so he could have trouble sourcing parts for those there. (Nearly said "here", but I now live in England).
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(01-12-2019, 05:07 PM)maugein96 Wrote: Jerry,

Jimmy Clinkscale ran an accordion shop in Melrose, Scotland, for many years, and commissioned his own accordion brand name, which were mainly rebadged Crucianellis. The shop was one of the most revered accordion outlets in Scotland, and was a great loss when it closed down. They relocated to two consecutive premises in nearby Galashiels following the Melrose close down, but eventually ceased trading altogether, probably in the early 2000s. I have no idea whether there was any connection between Crucianelli and Iorio. Accorgans apparently used Elkavox 77 tone generators, whatever that means.

Don't think I'd ever heard of an Iorio in Scotland where the OP is based, so he could have trouble sourcing parts for those there. (Nearly said "here", but I now live in England).

That Clinksdale came from the factory with the Iorio badge originally, Clinksdale merely changed the grill and rebadged. It's a fairly common practice. Smile

Iorio and Elka shared a similar history, with the Iorio being the "root" company (the Iorio name was around many decades before Elka existed).  Elka later split off, joined SEM for their access to more advanced electronics.  The S3 did not use a tone generator, it had everything internalized (I believe it was called the famous L3 board? I will check my original documentation here at home one day) and the footpedal was the AC adapter and volume control unit with a single mono output that normally went to external amplification.  The 77 came with the external tone generator, and that continued down to the Elka 83 model (which I also own). I never liked the huge tone generator, as it was a big box to carry around and one was limited to the distance of the cable from tone generator to the accordion... but the sound quality at the time was far superior to the S3 generation of accordions

The tone generator can be seen near the center here with the Ketron X4 just above it:

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#6
Thanks Jerry,

Hopefully that info will be of benefit to the OP
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