Biscuit to spider ?

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Biscuit to spider ?

Postby slickcat » Mon May 01, 2006 9:21 pm

Can a biscuit reso be made into a spider reso?
Can you remove the biscuit and cone and add a spider bridge and cone to a brass body reso?
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RE: Biscuit to spider ?

Postby louisianagrey » Mon May 01, 2006 9:50 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON May-01-06 AT 05:51 PM (EST)]A biscuit cone is 9 1/2 inches in diameter, a regular spider cone is 10 1/2 inches. It is possible to buy a 9 inch spider cone and if you were to put a wooden sleeve inside the soundwell you could probably get it to work, but they don't sound anything like the 10 1/2 inch cones so what would be the point?

Anything is possible, but some things are easier than others. What you're suggesting involves so much work that I wouldn't even attempt it, and I've been building and adapting resophonic guitars for years. If you want a spider bridge guitar then you should just buy one.

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RE: Biscuit to spider ?

Postby slickcat » Mon May 01, 2006 10:24 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON May-01-06 AT 06:33 PM (EST)]Thanks Pete...Thats pretty much what I thought.

PS: I love the Resocaster on your site...Im a tele player and reso player so that is one sweet guitar.
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RE: Biscuit to spider ?

Postby 1four5 » Tue May 02, 2006 10:45 am

Holy smokes Pete...that's the first time I've heard of your guitars or visited your site. I thought I had cured all GAS problems. I am now very ill with Resocaster-itus...WOW!
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