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    Re: How to appraise a Petersen Bouzouki

    I would guess this is a level 3. If my memory is correct level 1 had no binding and a contrasting wood sound hole, level 2 had binding on the body top and a contrasting wood sound hole, and level 3...
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    Re: Petersen Octave Mandolin

    Also, I settled on phosphor bronze for the wound strings.
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    Re: Petersen Octave Mandolin

    I own a Petersen level 2 (22.5’ scale length) that I purchased new from Gryphon around 2008. I spent some time working out what strings to use and ultimately used the gauges that were on it when I...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Here is a photo of our family band, “Painted Trillium,” in our natural habitat: the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    I have been using a Behringer 1002B battery powered mixer and a pair of Roland Cube Street EX battery powered amps for a number years now. Sound is great and powerful enough for a wide variety of...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I keep a pick in each instrument’s strings. Spare/alternative picks go in a Heartwood secret box, capos go in an old fabric coin purse, and the tuner in a small camera case. I perform mostly at...
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    Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change rob_pt to Rob Meyer. Thank you.
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    Re: Petersen Octave

    I likewise own a level 2 Petersen with a cedar and koa back and sides. Steve-o, I suspect that you are correct that they are not all that uncommon.

    A level 2 for $800 is quite a bargain. I have...
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    Re: Snark vs Korg chromatic tuner

    The high failure rate and inaccuracy of the Snarks (as also mentioned by previous posters) I owned drove me to find something else. I stumbled upon the Korg Sledgehammer Pro and never looked back. A...
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    Re: In my never ending quest...diagnosis

    As others have said, pain means something is wrong. Rest will help heal the injury, but the pain may return because the cause of the pain has not been corrected. How to correct the problem depend on...
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    Re: SURPRISE!!!... Best Wife ever!!!

    If you are downtown, a place we like to eat at is the Sun Diner (105 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201). Just off Broadway and enough out of way that it wasn’t as busy as other places. No entertainment,...
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    Re: Bouzouki purchase advice.

    A used Petersen would be another option. I have one of his octave mandolins that has served me well.

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    Re: Bouzouki description on shipping labels

    How about octave mandolin? Bouzoukis can be seen as a long scale octave mandolin, so I think simply declaring it an OM would work.
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    Re: Tailpiece for flat top Octave Mandolin

    I have a flat-topped Petersen OM on which I replaced the stamped tailpiece with an Allen TR-3.

    http://www.allenguitar.com/tpcs.htm (The page shows other options too.)

    It is a easy switch as all...
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    Re: Reason I Buy Two Buck Chuck !

    Hear, hear! This is why I purchase products of all sorts from artisans when ever possible. It is immensely satisfying to use quality products made by people who have a real passion for their craft.
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    Re: Mandola gigbag - Found!

    Thank you, Pete.
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    Re: Mandola gigbag - Found!

    I have a waldzither that needs a better fitting case. The waldzither's length and height are roughly the same as your mandola, but it has a 12.5" bout. Any chance this case would accommodate...
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    Re: Portable battery powered PA

    We have been using two Roland Steet Cube EXs ( https://www.roland.com/us/products/cube_street_ex/ ) and a Behringer 1002B (...
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    Re: Favorite Celtic folk songs

    My band performs at our local Renaissance Festival and perfom a mixture of Celtic and other folk songs that have been well received. They include Galway Piper, Rattlin Bog, Molly Bon, The Fox,...
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    Re: Short mic stand?

    mcgroup53, I have been using a DR low profile stand for years for the same purpose you describe. It is a bit pricey, but the build quality is remarkably above the low cost stands. It had good weight...
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    Was at an Apple Store the other day and spied a Shure MV88. I've never used one, but I have noticed the reviews seem very positive. Price isn't too bad.

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MV88
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

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    I attended SERFA’s annual meeting this past weekend and had the pleasure of seeing Lowell Levinger perform at several showcases with the pictured 5 string tenor guitar. A quick search...
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    Re: It's official - ZOUK!

    Roger, I agree with you that trying to get everyone on board with calling an Irish bouzouki a long scale OM is not desirable, practical, or possible after so many years. That is what I call it too....
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    Re: It's official - ZOUK!

    Allen, I agree with you 100%! Frankly, to the extend that idea, I am uncertain why a five course OM is called a cittern (which is really the name of a different instrument). Seven and eight string...
  25. Re: Where to install the internal jack on a TC bouzouki

    I had a TC bouzouki some years ago and I faced the same dilemma. I had the pickup professionally installed and we decided to do exactly as you suggested: center the jack half way between top and...
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