I finally got a resonator! (Republic Biscuit content)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by voided3, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. voided3

    voided3 Tele-Afflicted

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    After years of wanting one, I finally bit the bullet and did it. I got my brass Republic Classic Biscuit Cone 14-fret model today and I am very pleased with it. I wouldn't change a thing on it! Here's how it sounds:

     
  2. Big Steve

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    Very cool. I have a similar guitar made by Johnson. I put a National cone and biscuit in it and it sounds really nice. Yours sounds nice, enjoy it. They are fun to play with and without a slide.
     
  3. Drewgrass

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    That's a sweet sounding guitar.
    Fine playing! As usual.
    Looking forward to hearing more.
     
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    Really enjoyed that!
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Awesome Reso and great playing!
     
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    That sounds brilliant but I don't want to watch to closely or I'll get another bout of GAS. :D
     
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    Timeless classic! Congrats my friend! Enjoy taking the nice atmosphere with you where ever you go! One day I will too.
     
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    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

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    You sure make it sound right! I had a Republic Miniolian but I gave it to by brother when his guitar broke. That thing was fun. I have a Johnson style-O but it's nowhere near as nice looking as your reso!
     
  10. Mike Eskimo

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    You had the mic in the right place.

    Bass comes out of the bottom f hole - mainly.

    If you got a Republic with no issues right outta the box, it's a rare thing - enjoy it !

    Remember - and I know this from years of experience - resos love nickel strings and they love to see your slide across the room on a shelf while you're playing them in standard tuning a 1/2 step down.

    Congrats !
     
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  12. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    They're lovely sounding even when left as is, or at least ours is. I bought my wife a nice Johnson as a Christmas present. That's what started her current case of GAS. I'm not complaining, mind! It's nice to have someone say "that's a great deal" when I buy some new gear rather than "but you already have one!".

    That sounds great, voided3. Congratulations! :)
     
  13. studio1087

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    You sound great. I listened to you play and I want to go outside and day dream now (a good feeling).

    That's a really nice guitar. Congratulations.
     
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    Yep, resonators sound WAY different depending on mic placement. I had it about 8-12in from the guitar so it could get some of the cone's attack, too. I typically do use nickel strings on my slide acoustics, but there isn't anything wrong with the fresh set of GHS phosphor bronze strings on it, so I thought I'd leave them be for now.
     
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    Thanks! Some people meditate to find their zen. I play slide guitar. In other words, I can relate, and with the lovely natural reverb this thing makes it only adds to the sympathetic drone of open D. I actually have another video on my channel of my Strat XII 12-string I set up for open E slide playing and that is SUPER drone-tastic; very VERY good for playing ambient stuff.
     
  16. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

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    Man, that was very nice - thank you.
     
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    I got bitten by the Resonator bug too; Goldtone Paul Beard.
    Been gettin my Brozman-on ever since!!
     
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    Nice!!!
    I have an Johnson tuned to open D, as well. But the color of yours is amazing.
     
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