I have a cheapy Jay Turser electric resonator that I replaced the neck on, but there's still a HUGE gap at the lower frets compared to the 1st postion frets. How do I go about setting the action to be consistent and closer - but obviously a bit higher - to a standard electric setup??
The pickup setup is a National product called a hot plate. I think my El Trovador was at NAMM a year ago, then went to the dealer I bought it from. The hot plate was already installed, and didn't seem to cost any more than the El T's are without it, I lucked out. They are 400 bucks and fit most single cone Nationals and many others too with no modification to the guitar needed. Lollar tele pickup, electronics are all self contained. http://store.nationalguitars.com/hot-plate.aspx
Both those guitars are single cone, btw, biscuit bridge. The pattern on the sound holes on the reso rocket does make it look like the tricones. It's loud!