Resonators!

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Flaneur, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Obsessed

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    Thanks, that makes me feel better. I've been searching for over two years and have played over 15 different resos. I know which one I want now, but since I've decided to keep all of the guitars that I have, it is more of an economic priority thing right now, so maybe next year ... or sell an amp.:lol:
     
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  2. vernon

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    Here's my National Resolectric in a quick video. Fun to play!
     
  3. Flaneur

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    IMG_20161112_141753621.jpg This guitar's tone is so sweet and warm...... it's like maple syrup, compared to a steel body's junkyard accident effect. Each has it's place. :D
     
  4. Tony Done

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    What guitar is that?

    I've just gone step further. I had done a nylon string conversion on my Miniolian a while back (see post #116), so I could pretend I could play flamenco, but yesterday I tuned it to open E for slide. It makes a really nice change from the harder "in your face" tones of steel strings and is also good for experimenting with finger backstrokes, which wreck my nails with steel strings. I have a light touch, so the sloppy feel of the strings isn't a big deal. I've also put 13-36 steel strings on my reso uke and tuned it to open A (standard open G intervals) for slide. Instant almost-CBG.
     
  5. Flaneur

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  6. Obsessed

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    Dang Flaneur, you just had to post your newly acquired Estralita again.:mad:;)
     
  7. Flaneur

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    sorry......:)
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  8. Flaneur

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    Turns out my eyesight is worse then I thought. The Estralita in a 2006 model, not a 2009.
    Struggling to fathom how such a marvellous guitar could be essentially unplayed, after ten years. A real closet classic.
     
  9. Obsessed

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    Oh just keep rubbing it in. That is one sweet find that is now even sweeter.

    Arrrrgg, the pain of envy.
     
  10. Flaneur

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    I'm thinking a cabin porch, in the wilds of Montana, would be a great place to sit and play your Reso. A long way from the major marketplaces, though.
    I know how it is to search for a long time. I've been chasing my perfect dreadnaught for five years and counting. Good luck and keep searching.:)
     
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    2 resonators here-a squareneck F 60 Dobro and a Regal that I rediscovered after years of sitting in my cellar. I painted it, new hardware including a Beard cone. Sounds pretty close to the real deal. Reso#2.jpg Also stuck an old HB in it. Pretty useable for slide.
     
  12. Obsessed

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    I would normally agree, but it snowed and hit 25F last night, so the deck isn't looking too inviting, but if I get a steel reso, it might be the only guitar to play on the deck this time of year:lol::

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    ^ Caution! Don't lick a steel Reso when it's freezing cold outside. :p
     
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    I know that there must be some new things to learn about owning a reso, so thank you for preparing me.;)
     
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    Btw, I wouldn't lick my steel Reso in the middle of summer either. :D
     
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  16. Obsessed

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    But they look sooo tasty.:twisted:
     
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    Need to get this Back into working order one day :D
     
  18. Flaneur

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    Now it's my turn to be envious!

    25 degrees too cold? Jacket, hat, fire pit....you're sorted. :D
     
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    Yup, a dry 18 F over night, so tee shirt weather for splitting wood at 25 today. Xmas tree party around the campfire next weekend. Oh, if I only had that reso by then.:rolleyes::lol:
     
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    Wow. Nice view.
     
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