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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby slidnslim » Fri Nov 23, 2001 3:08 am

[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Nov-22-01 AT 10:15 PM (CST)[/font][p] Hey phoneman you don't have to slide on a resonater, thier just a popular flavour for slide, archtops, 12-strings, and alot of old beater flat-tops sound great for slide too. if your looking for a good lower priced resonater check out the Johnson, or Regal just came out with a painted metal one that is in the 500$ range I think? Slim
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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby skibumdog » Mon Nov 26, 2001 3:54 am

Phoneman, the Deans come set up with the actions so you can fret or slide. You can still get good tone on low action with a slide, you just have to adjust your touch with the slide. The guy I study with even plays slide on a classical guitar; different sound, but it sounds like slide.
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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby allanlummox » Wed Jan 16, 2002 10:38 am

A trick for slide setups when you don't want to raise the bridge & the nut...
loosen the truss rod a little, put a little bow in the neck.
I use a combination of this & a bitty bit of additional hight on the nut on most of my guitars.
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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby ricochet » Thu Jan 17, 2002 12:20 am

Get a roundneck. Don't buy a squareneck unless you intend to use it for slide only. The neck is made thick and square, uncomfortable for gripping to fret, and the action is usually set too high for non-slide work.

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby slidnslim » Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:18 am

Glad to hear you went the reso route Phoneman! Slim
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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby ricochet » Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:36 am

All right, phoneman! You'll have a ton of fun with that! :-)

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby rwlyo » Wed Mar 20, 2002 3:36 pm

Hey Phoneman,
CONGRATS! I just ordered from Bill, too. The Mahagony Dobro-style resonator. It's supposed to be delivered today! I been tracking it thru the FedEx Web site to see when it would be delivered. I'm like a kid waiting for Santa!!
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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 20, 2002 4:54 pm

All right, RW! Hope you have a ball with it! :-)

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby rwlyo » Wed Mar 20, 2002 6:24 pm

Yeah, I'm looking forward to "spanking the strings" of that bad boy. I wonder if I'll make it to work tomorrow? I feel a slide, I mean "slight" fever coming on.....


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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 20, 2002 9:42 pm

Well, I've got a really nice setup at work. Lots of days I can sit here in the back office and play with my Johnson.

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby srvlives » Wed Mar 20, 2002 10:51 pm

I thought this was supposed to be a 'family' site?

What you do out the back with your Johnson is your business. (or does 'Johnson' mean something else? You funny foreigners and your Americanese)

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 20, 2002 11:43 pm

This is my 10 lb. Johnson I'm talking about.

I'll show you a picture if you like. :-)

(It's a JM-991 Tricone.) :D

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby srvlives » Thu Mar 21, 2002 1:02 am

Yeah, post a picture. I'm off for four weeks holiday next week so I'll finally get some time to post some of my own.

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby ricochet » Thu Mar 21, 2002 5:01 am

Haven't taken any pics of my own yet, but there are some nice professional ones at: http://www.folkofthewood.com/page388.htm

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RE: resonator guitar?

Postby srvlives » Thu Mar 21, 2002 5:39 am

ssswwwwweeeeeeeettt....

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