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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Electric resonator guitar... purchased Reply with quote

Anybody have one and are they any good for anything other than blues slide and Dire straits rip offs? After my banjo Idea died a death I’ve been looking for something new and quirky... recommendations - along the lines of the Eastwood airline folk star or delta 6 - neck pickup and bridge peizo combo (but cheaper than these).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a johnson slim reso style electric with a mini neck humbucker years ago. it was crap. the straight bridge was horrid and i had to make one that intonated properly. the acoustic sound lacked, and the plugged in sound lost all the reso sound. what seemed like it would be good was actually really bad.
i want to get one of those really nice 175 dollar inside mic pickups for my liberty reso acoustic and give that a whirl. im hoping it will retain alot of the natural voice of the spider cone.
sadly tho, since resonators aren't really very popular my experience with them is limited. the best selection i have ever seen was at folk music on big bend in st. louis. they had about 15-20 even a few that were 60+ years old and solid metal, but i don't recal any with electronics.
my advice, go big, or go home when it comes to acoustics, and especially with resonators.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never played one but Italia make one:



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MondialSonoro

Is it an acoustic? Is it an electric? Is it a resonator?

Actually, the all-new Italia Mondial Sonoro is all three of these – and much, much more. The Mondial Sonoro with give you that traditional resonator sound, full of sustain and resonance, thanks to its biscuit bridge with piezo pickup. Meanwhile, the neck-mounted humbucker will give you all those smooth and creamy electric tones you desire. Mix them together, and your tonal options are pretty much endless...

Specifications
Top: Soft maple cap
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Hardrock maple, bolt-on
Pickups: Italia iTron and piezo
Bridge: Biscuits
Machines: Italia die-cast tuners
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22, brass
Scale Length: 318mm/25"
Controls: Master volume for iTron, master volume for piezo and balance

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like thos National Resophonc types. I think Eastwood make a repro


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nationals you posted are recent models. National still makes one with a p90.

http://www.nationalguitars.com/instruments/resolectric-revolver/resolectric-revolver.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it an acoustic? Is it an electric? Is it a resonator?


This reminds me of that Flight of the Conchords with Demetri Martin playing the keytar

"I don't get it, is it a keyboard or is it a guitar?"
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an Airline Folkstar - it's quite versatile because it has the minibucker in the neck and a piezo under the bridge. So you can get quite a wide variety of sounds.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awfurby wrote:
I have an Airline Folkstar - it's quite versatile because it has the minibucker in the neck and a piezo under the bridge. So you can get quite a wide variety of sounds.



Tell me more. this is the info I was after do you play it a lot or is it a bit of a fad more details please, have you done an demo? If not do an demo...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shortscale student model

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck an Eastwood. Terrible shits, and their models aren't anywhere near as exclusive as they're letting on. I used to have a Samick 335 resonator with a neck P90/piezo which is the spit of their Delta 6 about five years before Eastwood even launched. They'll all be made in the same place, too. It was great fun but I got IMMEDIATE UNEXPLAINED BUYER'S REMORSE and swapped back the next day for my Burns Marquee.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Fuck an Eastwood. Terrible shits, and their models aren't anywhere near as exclusive as they're letting on. I used to have a Samick 335 resonator with a neck P90/piezo which is the spit of their Delta 6 about five years before Eastwood even launched. They'll all be made in the same place, too. It was great fun but I got IMMEDIATE UNEXPLAINED BUYER'S REMORSE and swapped back the next day for my Burns Marquee.



Not played any eastwoods, thought the delta 6 looked quite cool especially in green.... explain the unexplained, what didn't grab you about it...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:



Wow that resolectric style might be my next build. Anyone know where I can find pics as to the inside construction of one of these?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
Dave wrote:



Wow that resolectric style might be my next build. Anyone know where I can find pics as to the inside construction of one of these?


Not the same model but I imagine they're not that different...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
explain the unexplained, what didn't grab you about it...


I genuinely don't know: loved the resonator, just loved the Marquee more. It was a funny time: our cat was n the vet, remember being a bit all over the shop.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
explain the unexplained, what didn't grab you about it...


I genuinely don't know: loved the resonator, just loved the Marquee more. It was a funny time: our cat was n the vet, remember being a bit all over the shop.



The burns is a cool guitar...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I've found the one I want getting to play it tomorrow to make the final decision... hope I like how it plays cause it looks the bomb... and the price is right.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
awfurby wrote:
I have an Airline Folkstar - it's quite versatile because it has the minibucker in the neck and a piezo under the bridge. So you can get quite a wide variety of sounds.



Tell me more. this is the info I was after do you play it a lot or is it a bit of a fad more details please, have you done an demo? If not do an demo...

I gigged with it for a year to play some acoustic parts. It was fine for that although I now use an acoustic. The guitar has a blend knob for pickup selection and I found that to get a nice acoustic style tone was a delicate balance of minibucker and piezo. I still play it at home as it's a nice guitar to play and it certainly isn't limited to slide. There's a good demo of the guitar on YouTube by a guy called Madison Stoops (or some similar odd name) and you can see how versatile it is. Build quality on the guitar is mostly fine - I had to try a couple though to find one that didn't have qc issues, and I needed to get the minibucker mounting fixed.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Talent Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
Shortscale student model

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Who is this guy? He's super-talented! The guitar's short and not very powerful but he gets everything out of it you could want.

Went to the YouTube version but found no I.D. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well took the plunge and bought one, not plugged it in yet (as the wee man is in his bed) but it sounds great unplugged...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice. What make/model is it? I've been hankering after a reso for a while but can't justify it yet.
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