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Morphing an El Cheapo 6-string into a reso

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by PhilUSAFRet Jul 27, 2016. 1 Reply

My first reso

Started by Hillbilly Jeff. Last reply by Hillbilly Jeff Jan 4, 2016. 2 Replies

tin plate

Started by Mal Chilvers Oct 27, 2015. 0 Replies

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Comment by darren brown on November 15, 2015 at 6:02pm

Comment by Robert Killen on October 21, 2015 at 6:02pm

Hi all!
I am building an upright bass with an oversized resonator (utility pan). I am wondering about the reason for a cover plate. Is it merely ornamental or is there an acoustic need?

Cheers!

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on April 4, 2015 at 1:32pm

Yes.

Comment by White Raven on April 4, 2015 at 11:34am

Hi Guys, I'm building my first reso with a star shaped silver candy dish as the cone. Im wondering if I should run the neck thru under the dish, or terminate the neck somehow before the dish.

Any recommendations?

Comment by Marcus Darwell on January 10, 2014 at 8:35pm
So I have a dogbowl reso with a disc piezo under the saddle. Great guitar in all respects. I'm thinking of adding a flat pup on a 3 way switch at the neck. Also a tone pot (currently just have a volume pot). Is there any point in doing this with a reso?
Comment by Jimbo Cawthron on July 21, 2013 at 11:26am

My latest reso build using a juice can! thanx bairfoot cajun for some of the ideas I have seen in your builds!

Comment by Order99 on August 21, 2012 at 10:37pm
It is absolutely possible to do this james-most banjos are stick-thru design after all. Just make sure that there is room enough between the soundboard(in this case the clock face) and the stick just like any other build.

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of storebought neck do you have in mind? A neck meant for an electric solid-body guitar with bolt-on plate might be just the thing-with a strong enough stick you could just bolt it to the neck and then cut the box like you were fitting any standard neck-through design.

Also, I don't see that brass clock face being any less resonant that the cookie-tin lids or pie pans i've been using (check my pics if you need to-this Browser will NOT let me attach anything to the Comment Wall until I upgtade my OS). I've been told you should get a nice, bright sound from brass, slightly more mellow from aluminum...if you don't like the result, you can always send me that clock face and i'll trade you a few shiny cookie tins or a piepan... :)
Comment by James Shelton on August 21, 2012 at 3:58pm

I really enjoy playing ukulele (concert size tuned G,C,E,A) but...I'm a big fan of Delta Blues and I want to learn to play slide.  I think that means steel strings so I want to build a CBG.  My first question might seem silly but here goes:  How many strings...are there pros and cons to 3 versus 4 given that I'm used to strumming and picking 4 strings on my uke.  Next silly question:  Since this is my first build, I want to buy a neck rather than build one.  However, I want to make my CBG a resonator using an old brass clock face (see below).  Is it possible to have a "through the box" neck design with a resonator if the cone depth is very shallow (about 1/2" deep)?  Thanks for any thoughts you might share!

involves the old brass clock face in this photo.  Do you think I could use it like a resonator cone on my CBG build?  It is 6.25" in diameter.

Comment by Bob Lumpkin on November 13, 2011 at 10:19pm

I finished the Banjonator except for electrifing it. Pretty loud as is but sounds like a 3 string bango!

Comment by Bob Lumpkin on November 3, 2011 at 10:04am
I've almost finished the Banjonator neck & will post build pics soon. I may laminate some walnut side wood over the front to cover the sloppy hole & use the box after all. Also finishing up a nice little black 6 string with a Epi Special neck & will post build pics of it.
 

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Morphing an El Cheapo 6-string into a reso

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by PhilUSAFRet Jul 27, 2016. 1 Reply

My first reso

Started by Hillbilly Jeff. Last reply by Hillbilly Jeff Jan 4, 2016. 2 Replies

tin plate

Started by Mal Chilvers Oct 27, 2015. 0 Replies

License Plate Resonator CBG

Started by Wyndell Ferguson. Last reply by SlowFoot Feb 24, 2015. 3 Replies

full sized resso

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by PhilUSAFRet Mar 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Help amplifying first reso build

Started by James Shelton. Last reply by jawbone Oct 28, 2013. 3 Replies

First Reso Build

Started by The Capo Kid. Last reply by jawbone Jul 31, 2013. 15 Replies

Spinning own reso' cones.

Started by Graham Alibone. Last reply by Graham Alibone May 17, 2013. 6 Replies

Very basic resonators

Started by Darren Wolbold. Last reply by HarleyTodd Apr 14, 2013. 8 Replies

Resonator Documentary

Started by Wade. Last reply by Dion Bilalis Feb 20, 2013. 1 Reply

first resonator

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Robert Rowe Aug 26, 2012. 5 Replies

Piezo or magnetic pickup?

Started by David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars. Last reply by rusty case Aug 22, 2012. 2 Replies

win e box deapth

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Alan Hodges Mar 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Antique Fruit Cake Tin Resonator Guitar (Sort of)

Started by Bob Lumpkin. Last reply by Bob Lumpkin Jan 20, 2012. 12 Replies

Cone Size

Started by Jake W. Last reply by Rand Moore Jul 19, 2011. 1 Reply

Resonator that small - makes it any sense?

Started by Seaman Jay. Last reply by Habanera Hal Jul 4, 2011. 8 Replies

Anyone Else Building Homemade Electric Resonators?

Started by Mike Leeworthy. Last reply by Gadsden Guitars May 4, 2011. 16 Replies

magnetic pickups and resonator guitars.

Started by Tim Gale. Last reply by Johnny Swank May 3, 2011. 2 Replies

Stroviols

Started by Gobi. Last reply by Gobi Nov 3, 2009. 2 Replies

Resonator 101...Where do I start?

Started by Pass the Ammo. Last reply by Tuskmountain Oct 23, 2009. 10 Replies

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