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New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:39 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Just got this one over to Sweden, played two gigs with it and it's just awesome!
This is a model called the Delta Rocket from Republic Guitars.



Beautiful and nice sounding, almost too shiny though, LoL!!!!!

I like the design and the neck is nice too, fat and wide.. I put some new nickel strings on it, 0.15 - 0.58..
Tuned to F and C in this clip.. :)

It'll be a good stage alternative to my tricones and the vintage guitars, I've been meaning to get me a new singlecone for some time now.
The big grilles makes it easier to mic it on stage as well, I love this one, guys!!!!

:mrgreen:

Here's a few pics, my first gig with it was on the streets, haha! A festival in the north of Sweden, completely acoustic and it sure could be heard around town.. 8)
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Later that day I held a workshop about reso-guitars and bottleneck style playing..

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:28 pm
by leftyguitarman
Very cool! It looks like a Tricone body, but with a single cone. I dig it.

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:30 pm
by leftyguitarman
Are these not available for sale yet? I don't see it on their website. It sounds fantastic! As does everything in your hands!

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:36 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Thanks!

Well, it was on their website some weeks back, that's how I found it!! :mrgreen:
Must be sold out and will return again when they have them in stock..

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:11 am
by s1120
That is a beauty !!!!! Enjoy it!

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:30 am
by ricbleu
Wow, John, that was a superb demonstration of different style and tunings. That axe can put out such a wide range of tones, from crying to full on dirty blues. And of course that doesn't happen without the expertise of the man hitting the strings. You are a master! Thank you for posting the vid, John. :D Peace.

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:13 pm
by bottleneckjohn
ricbleu wrote:Wow, John, that was a superb demonstration of different style and tunings. That axe can put out such a wide range of tones, from crying to full on dirty blues. And of course that doesn't happen without the expertise of the man hitting the strings. You are a master! Thank you for posting the vid, John. :D Peace.


Many thanks RicBleu, I appreciate it!
The guitar seems to be really good sounding, it plays like a dream and the somewhat mixed looks are cool!!

I'll make some more clips with this one, maybe some live stuff..

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:54 pm
by bobem
Very heavy sounding indeed! And so well played! :D

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:31 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Hey guys!

Just filmed a little clip in standard tuning.
I keep this one in standard now, works so well on the same volume level as my other reso's live on stage.



Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:05 am
by Hurricane
Wish I could post one post

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:06 am
by ricbleu
John, you've stated on other vids that you've used nickel strings. I presume you mean pure nickel windings. What brands do you use, John, and do you buy them locally or order from USA? Thanks :D Peace

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:58 pm
by Hurricane
Hurricane wrote:Wish I could post one post


Test is it working ?

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:13 pm
by bottleneckjohn
ricbleu wrote:John, you've stated on other vids that you've used nickel strings. I presume you mean pure nickel windings. What brands do you use, John, and do you buy them locally or order from USA? Thanks :D Peace


Mostly nickel strings, sometimes PhBronze but not too often..
I've never used any particular brand, lately I've been buying some US made strings sold here in Sweden by a store called JAM, under their own brand name.
Usually their special reso-strings comes in 0.15-0.58.

Right now I have lighter strings on the Delta Rocket keeping it in standard tuning but tomorrow I've had an invitation to ride along on an old steam train and hopefully I'll be able to film some fun clips. LoL!! :mrgreen:
Winter's here so it's kinda cold but I'll try!!

The lighter nickel strings will force me to tune to open G and D instead of my (nowadays) usual open F and C.. :)

Any strings you can recommend, Ricbleu?!

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:03 am
by ricbleu
John, I have changed both my acoustic guitars over to pure nickel wound strings. John Pearse are now making them and selling them as being for acoustic or electric. Since the change, my guitars seem to give a more mellow, "rounded" sound which I like a lot. I'm only on my first set so I don't know about longevity.

When I started playing back in the 60s, there were no PB strings in NZ (or not that I knew of) and Gibson Sonomatic which were pure nickel wound were what I used. When I saw these John Pearse, I thought I'd try them for old times sake and I have been very pleased with the tone. D'Addario also make a pure nickel EJ22. I wondered if you had discovered another maker of pure nickel strings. Btw, pure nickel round wound are not to confused with "nickel round wound"electric strings which are nickel plated on steel windings and which are brighter for electric guitars.

And just to make sure you get the message, I find your vids extremely instructive. They always contain lots of information on technique and also the hardware side of reso playing. Peace :D

Re: New singlecone model - The Delta Rocket..!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:13 pm
by bottleneckjohn
ricbleu wrote:And just to make sure you get the message, I find your vids extremely instructive. They always contain lots of information on technique and also the hardware side of reso playing. Peace :D


Many thanks for that comment! Makes me happy to know that you're out there digging my video clips!
It's great fun making them!! :D