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Peterson Bottle Organ
By Robbie Rhodes

The web site home page asks:

  "What can hold lots of beer, make music all night, but never get a
hang-over?  What do you get when you take a strobe tuner, remove the
strobe wheel, remove the motor, and remove the wall plug?  Another
strobe tuner???  Come see and hear us at the Winter 2001 NAMM Show
in Anaheim, CA.  We'll have all the answers! "

It's the Peterson Bottle Organ!  I didn't attend the NAMM show, but a
musician drinking buddy naturally thought of me and brought me a flyer,
that explains:

  "Our first bottle organ caused such a 'brew' at our convention booths
last year that we decided to offer them to the world!  Unique and
whimsical, these instruments are sure to brighten up any establishment."

The flyer shows a two-rank bottle organ, MIDI-controlled, with a 37-note
keyboard and 74 real glass bottles.  It looks like full-bodied beer
bottles are used for nice fat sounds, and thinner tones are produced by
"Lite Beer" bottles.  ;-)

See the web site of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.  at  and, until they post a web page about
the new organ, the flyer is reproduced at

Robbie Rhodes
Etiwanda, California

(Message sent Mon 22 Jan 2001, 01:52:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bottle, Organ, Peterson

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