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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-01-25T16:36:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=11670 2011-01-25T16:36:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108810#p108810 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
Hours drive away is a shop that stocks a fair selection of typical stuff, never looked for a reso there.

In another direction about one hour away are a couple shops that are pretty typical with a handful of resonators between them, one of those shops has an in house slide / finger style player who knows his stuff.

In a town called Bethany a little further away is a boutique reputed to do business with Neil Young and Gord Downie and a few other Canadian celebrities. They stock exotic stuff Like TV Jones and Framus but the prices...........wow!

So for me it's Toronto where there is just one shop that I'm aware of stocking enough Resonators that you can get a sense of the differences. They are worth the drive and the extra few bucks in my opinion. Two plus hours drive one way, so I just make a trip out of it, see a musician, dinner out etc. I look forward to an excuse to get into this shop. Even if many of the guys working there come off as kinda snooty guitar snobs.

We've got a couple franchises (big names in Canadian music shops) their staff is way more snooty but the difference is the other shop actually knows what they're dealing in and talking about, not so much in the franchise shops, mainly staffed by posers.

I like online for finding my choices and researching the options but when it comes to the end purchase unless it's strings or similar standardized accessories I want to hold it, play it and ask questions of somebody who has pertinent thoughtful answers before I drop a pay check.

I'd buy an amp online but probably never a guitar unless it was a project guitar that I expect to spend more on to put right.

Resonators definitely are tough to buy from the point of view of checking out options in real life.

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2011-01-25T15:11:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108809#p108809 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
zhyla wrote:
tommott77 wrote:Some of the responses, along with my discovery of Tampa Red last night after writing this post, has brought me full circle back to wanting a tricone first and foremost. What Tampa was able to do with one string on his tricone is exactly what I felt was missing with my Highway 61.

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This is just my opinion, but I think if you listen to your favorite musician playing a guitar it's natural to make the mistake of thinking "I want to sound like that, I should buy that guitar". However, the problem is a good musician will make any guitar sound fantastic. You're better off playing guitars locally until you figure out what kind sounds good when you play it, then order something similar online.



Not trying to sound like anybody. Don't even have a 'favorite' delta blues man. I would like to think that my approach is somewhat unique bringing together elements of delta blues and mix in some of the stuff I have learned from playing electric for the last twenty something years of the thirty something years of my existence. Just want something that will let the lead lines cut through the mix of the base side a bit better and sing truer/longer. Think lead lines reminiscent of some of the more bluesier sounding country lap steel players, just less twang and more bang. I was iompressed after hearing Tampa for the first time and how he was able to get the lead lines out in front of the bass lines.

In my town there might be two resonator guitars total in the two music shops, and all of them are going to be cheap china stuff and likely one of them is going to be set up for lap style. This is the problem that I am having. No national stores in site. I played a spider brigde wood body at shop once with my first foray into slide about 7/8 years ago and liked it a lot compared to the biscuit bridged piece I had back then. I have never played a tricone.

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2011-01-25T08:29:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108805#p108805 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
ETA: I gotta get another moniker, too close to a couple on here.

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2011-01-25T05:58:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108802#p108802 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]> I just got home and typed my reply at the same time as you!! :roll:
k1w1 wrote:
It's even worse down here, you can't try many, as they just don't stock them, and when they do the only ones are Fender and SX, Johnson before they went to Recording King (haven't seen their resos here yet but a lot of their guitars) and some no name rubbish, or very rarely Nat Resophonic, but they top $7000 local. And yet Beltona are made not 3 hours from me, but boy their prices :shock:

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2011-01-25T05:56:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108801#p108801 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]> I had to get all my info from boards like this before I bought my resos.
I found the information absolutely invaluable. :D

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2011-01-25T05:48:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108800#p108800 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>

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2011-01-25T04:35:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108796#p108796 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
Disciple wrote:
All due respect but if we go round test playing guitars in local shops but then buy online won't we soon be unable to find a shop where we can test play?

I'm all for saving a buck when I can but when it comes to something as specialized as a guitar and it's potential sound and the personal demands related to that don't most of us need the hands on possibilities.


(no need to "all due respect" - disagreeing with me straight out is fine-n-dandy)

I haven't found a shop yet that carries many low- or mid-range resos. Most of the small shops I've been to have exactly one resonator guitar. I do have access to a place that carries Nationals and a couple Republics, but the Republics they had didn't work out for whatever reason. If you find what you want locally that's great, but it hasn't been my experience for resos.

For regular electrics I usually find what I want used locally pretty easily.

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2011-01-24T21:24:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108791#p108791 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
zhyla wrote:
You're better off playing guitars locally until you figure out what kind sounds good when you play it, then order something similar online.


All due respect but if we go round test playing guitars in local shops but then buy online won't we soon be unable to find a shop where we can test play?

I'm all for saving a buck when I can but when it comes to something as specialized as a guitar and it's potential sound and the personal demands related to that don't most of us need the hands on possibilities.

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2011-01-24T16:30:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108788#p108788 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
tommott77 wrote:
Some of the responses, along with my discovery of Tampa Red last night after writing this post, has brought me full circle back to wanting a tricone first and foremost. What Tampa was able to do with one string on his tricone is exactly what I felt was missing with my Highway 61.

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This is just my opinion, but I think if you listen to your favorite musician playing a guitar it's natural to make the mistake of thinking "I want to sound like that, I should buy that guitar". However, the problem is a good musician will make any guitar sound fantastic. You're better off playing guitars locally until you figure out what kind sounds good when you play it, then order something similar online.

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2011-01-24T15:32:32+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11670&p=108783#p108783 <![CDATA[Re: Spider bridged steel body guitar options?]]>
www.myspace.com/shakeylee

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