Petosa - G (77) Series Accordion
is famous all over the world for the quality of the accordions that they
provide. The name generally assures a quality instrument.
This Petosa accordion is an acoustic as well as an electronic
accordion. The accordion provides the controls for an
external generator. The decor of the accordion is striking and
immediately commands the attention of the audience.
The instrument has three sets of treble reeds and four sets of bass reeds. Of the treble reeds, there are two in the tone chamber, the Low (bassoon) reeds and the Middle (Clarinet) reeds. It is a full size 41 key, 120 bass accordion; the dimension of the keyboard is 19 1/4 inches across the keys. The keyboard is "fast".
The reeds are hearty; acoustically, the accordion "barks" (can be played loudly) with no evidence of choking.
Bellows are in excellent condition and provide firm compression. There is no evidence of mildew or musty smell.
The accordion has two microphones; the microphone volume control is provided on the control panel (see photos).
The accordion can be played with an external generator tailored for this instrument. The possible electronic sounds are implied by the photos of the control panel. On the treble side, selections include: 5 presets, organ / flute sounds, piano, clavichord, violin cello, strings. For the bass side, the chord selections include, piano, flute, strings, with a brush effect. The bass/ counter-bass selections allow either (string) bass or piano.
External generators which are available come with or without a MIDI output port. With the MIDI output port additional synthesizers/ arrangers can be controlled. Also available is an external interface module, made by ELKA, EK2000, with a MIDI output. When connected to this accordion, the EK2000 external module allows the control of MIDI controlled synthesizers/ arrangers. The EK2000 is the size of a large brick.
The electronic generators can be played with or without the acoustic accordion. Conversely the acoustic accordion can be played with or without the electronic generators.
Many photos, taken in November 2006, are provided below to show details of the instrument. The photos of the reeds/ leathers show that they are in excellent condition. The beautiful decor of the instrument is obvious from the photos.
The accordion straps, bellows protection pad and the bass strap are in good to excellent condition. The bellows retention straps are made of leather and are in excellent condition. The quality of the bellows protection pad can be observed in a photo below.
Summary information about the accordion:
Weight: 30 pounds
Full 41 key treble keyboard
Three Sets of Treble Reeds consisting of one
LOW (L) and Two MIDDLE (M1, M2))
Four Sets of Bass Reeds - There are four
acoustic reed selections and one OFF selection.
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