Resonators!

Flaneur

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Don't think this has been done for a while.......... biscuit or spider, wood, brass or steel, any make or model.

here's mine........ an '04 Nashville Hound Dog and an '03 National VS Delphi Deluxe.
 

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Burlington Dave

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Setting the Neck

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??
 

twintwelve

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@stevieboy-Man, I love both of those-I have immense Tri-cone lust! What's the story on the El Trovador? Is that pickup setup stock from National, or ????.
 

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@stevieboy-Man, I love both of those-I have immense Tri-cone lust! What's the story on the El Trovador? Is that pickup setup stock from National, or ????.

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!
 

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National demo video by Mike Dowling



Warning--way more talkin' than playin', which is too bad because he's a great player!
 

devnulljp

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This is my round neck Beard Gold Tone spider bridge, which I snagged for next to nothing due to a large ugly ding in the body (which I glued and covered in Gaffa tape ... call it a relic: )

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P Thought

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I'm a Takamine nut, so I bought this:

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I think Takamine made just a few of these, I think in the mid-'80s. I'm just starting to learn to play it. Having fun, but I wouldn't do it to an audience yet.
 




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