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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-01-20T19:48:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=13389 2013-01-20T19:48:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13389&p=115498#p115498 <![CDATA[Re: The -olian's]]> They do sound "pretty similar" to one another (a Gibson player would probably say the same about Strats and Teles), but if your ear is well tuned to resonators you will notice some very important differences.
Obviously 12fretters and 14fretters are different animals, so let us assume we are comparing similar guitars (not including the early wood bodied Triolians in this comparison).
The neck wood is the main issue: mahogany absorbs more vibration than maple does. Maple is HARD compared to mahogany.
As a result of the maple neck, the Triolian has a "harder" brighter and sometimes less forgiving sound than the somewhat "mushier" Duolians.
I think Triolians make a better standard tuning guitar (less chaotic overtones/reverb) and Duolians fare slightly better for slide, even though the Triolians I've had sustained better than Duolians. The Duolians had the fatter bass, the Triolians had the better defined highs.

Statistics: Posted by 36_style_o — Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:48 pm


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2013-01-16T21:08:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13389&p=115425#p115425 <![CDATA[Re: The -olian's]]> Statistics: Posted by gaucho — Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:08 pm


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2013-01-16T17:37:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13389&p=115423#p115423 <![CDATA[Re: The -olian's]]> Statistics: Posted by Jakeblues — Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:37 pm


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2013-01-15T19:23:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13389&p=115418#p115418 <![CDATA[Re: The -olian's]]> Later on some differences was neck wood, metal gauge, (thinner in the Duolians), fretboard wood, etc..
And the paint of course.

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2013-01-15T18:09:38+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13389&p=115417#p115417 <![CDATA[The -olian's]]>

Statistics: Posted by Johnny DobroBoy — Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:09 pm


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