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Aluminum resonator cones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sawbones May 8, 2014. 7 Replies

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Howdy I'm Old Lowe come on in and look around.

Howdy

Here's some pics and videos of my hand spun brass resonator cones.
They are 6 inches across and need to have a 7 inch wide box minimum to fit in. We hand spin them on a lathe out of bras sheets right her in Texas.
They are a little sturdier than a normal cone so there is no need for a sound well or a cover plate.
If you do add a cover plate it would be for looks only but that's fine too!
Installation is pretty simple just cut a pretty good 6 inch hole in your box and lay the cone inside and fasten it with some bolts and nuts. You need to be kind of careful if you are making a fretted instrument to get the center of the cone exactly where the bridge needs to befor intonation unfretted instruments just go crazy do it however ya want Ha!

I sell these cones for 25 dollars and I take pay pal



If you are interested in one or two of these just add me as a friend on here and send me a message and I can tell ya everything you need to know!

Bairfoot Cajuns Lowezo

Surffrogs winebox guitar!



Surrfrogs Black Lowezo


Diamondbacks in progress








A few of my guitars

Made by Ottie Noble Stacked King B's with a Zebra wood neck and a Lowecone!

Made by Brian Romero "The Bairfoot Cajun
Ghurka Box I think!
3 strings

Made by Ted Crocker
In progress
Hurry up already Ted

Made By Steve Roots Guitars
22 1/2 inch scale Dulcimer Resonator
Very Slick Looking!

In Progress
Made by ME!

Ottie Noble's got a nice couple of resos here

Randy S Bretzs resp dulcimer

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At 7:05pm on January 18, 2018, JB said…

Sweet!! It's all about Tone!! Blusey 

At 7:53pm on January 2, 2018, Greg Zane said…

I am a little confused. I saw this ad on ebay for 7.25" O.D. cones (aluminum) constructed by you.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cigar-Box-Guitar-Old-Lowe-Resonator-parts-cover-and-cone-Build-3-or-4-string/253205442985?hash=item3af43871a9:g:PE4AAOSwRqxZ39Ke

This page says your cones are brass and 6.5" O.D. Do you make a 7.25" O.D. spun brass cone? Do you think it would take the downward pressure of 30" bass strings? Would it accommodate a 3" biscuit for the bridge? The normal string spacing for this bass is 2&5/16" from E to G. I like the look of your brass cones and covers. I would like to use them to add a resonator to an acoustic bass guitar if they would work. Thank you for your time and attention. My email remains GZboat@yahoo.com

                Greg

At 4:55pm on May 1, 2017, Greg Zane said…

Hi Lowe, I am interested in adding a resonator to a Applause acoustic bass guitar. Your spun brass cones look very cool and they have an integral mounting ring, correct? That would really simplify my build. Do you ever, or would you consider, building a cone in a larger size, say 8.25" to 9.5"? I'd need a cone, cover plate, biscuit, saddle, and trapeze. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. If you want to continue this conversation privately, please just email me at GZboat@yahoo.com. Thank you for your time.

          Greg Zane

At 7:52pm on April 27, 2016, Dan said…
Hi Lowe, used to live in Rockwall many years ago. I am new to cigar box nation but am quit interested I making a 3 string resonator with your parts. Can you get back to me and let me know pricing for cone, cover, Bisket and any additional hardware needed. I am also looking for plans that would assist in the build. I have a PayPal account and have purchased items from Dan Sleep.
At 12:26pm on January 26, 2015, Adam Baker said…

Hi Lowe, I just sent you a friend request, I'm interested in your cones and would like to buy one for sure, possibly more. Thanks!

At 9:57pm on December 11, 2014, Michael(rustyhubcap) said…

Hi Lowe.......Im interested in some cones......just need to know how to order them.I sent you a friends request.......Mike(rustyhubcap)

At 3:33pm on October 3, 2014, Ken Henry said…

Hey Mike,

I am ready to order at least one brass cone and a cover. I am not sure how to install a rod piezo under the bridge on one of these and I also don't know how to pay you with PayPal. Yes I have and account. can you email or call me? My number is 501-627-5344 I'm still in Ft. Smith AR. Thanks in advance! You da man!!!!

Ken Henry

At 9:18pm on August 2, 2014, Ken Henry said…

Hey Mike,

what is the shipping cost to Arkansas for a cone and so you also make the covers for them and if so how much are they? and shipping to Ft Smith AR?

At 9:49pm on June 11, 2014, Thumper said…

Yo, Old Lowe, I'm looking to make a six string dobro and like your cones. Do you have any brass "f" hole covers to go with it" Thanx, Roland

At 2:00am on June 2, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Howdy Mr. Lowe! I was thinking of putting together a new dulcimer build with a double course - could I ask you how close you put the 2 strings, and how you tune them? Cheers!

 
 
 

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