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Author:  deadedith [ Tue May 17, 2011 11:27 am ]
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It was fun to hear the differences. Each sounded great, but such a variety in tone and sustain. I enjoyed that. Thanks.

Author:  Tony_in_NYC [ Tue May 17, 2011 11:38 am ]
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Wow! Cool idea playing the same song on four different guitars! I like them all and your guitars all sound great, but you can definitely hear the differences. I think my favorite is the tri-cone...or the 12 string. Relly good playing, far beyond my limited ability. Nice stuff sir.

Author:  Darryl Young [ Tue May 17, 2011 12:58 pm ]
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Very nice. The Dobro definitely has the best bass. All sound good in their own unique way.

Author:  Kevin Sjostrand [ Tue May 17, 2011 3:57 pm ]
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Freeman,
Those look terrific. Is that like a Hawaiian guitar?

Kevin

Author:  Freeman [ Tue May 17, 2011 5:54 pm ]
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Again, thanks everyone, particularly for the nice comments about the clips. A few comments about them (and to tie it back to kit guitars).

The 12 string is my OM kit from John Hall. I personally think it is one of the best 12's I've ever played (I also own an old D12-28 and the Stella clone). It is tuned down two half steps, then to the equivalent of open G. Played with my new fav slide, the TriboTone.

The Dobro Type 27 is over 80 years old and was a basket case when I got it (spray painted black, crushed cover and cone). I bought it from the daughter of the originalo owner - he had bought it when she was born in 1932. After my little restoration I took it back and played for her. She wept. It is in open G, played lap style with a Shubb steel. I'm not a very good lap player.

The Dobro Duolian is 30 years old and is patterned after a style O Nat. It has a NRP hot rod cone - loud, nasty - likes delta blues and getting in your face. Open G and Tribotone slide.

The tricone was my last winter project - NRP cones, koa body. I had no idea how it would work and am very happy with the way it turned out (wooden tricones are very rare). Again, open G with the TriboTone slide.

Kevin Sjostrand wrote:
Freeman,
Those look terrific. Is that like a Hawaiian guitar?

Kevin


Yes, the original "Hawaiian guitar" from 1920-1930. It will be played lap style with a Shubb/Stevens steel mostly in open D. Hawaiian players like Sol Hoopii went to resonators in the 30's for more volume, the Weissenborn was the original.

Author:  darren [ Tue May 17, 2011 8:32 pm ]
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Freeman - the tone of the koa tricone has the other 3 beat in my opinion. Well done on that one, sir.

Author:  Darryl Young [ Tue May 17, 2011 8:37 pm ]
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Freeman wrote:
Again, thanks everyone, particularly for the nice comments about the clips. A few comments about them (and to tie it back to kit guitars).


Freeman, this is the scratch build section......no need to limit discussion to KitGuitars.

Love those resonators you've built!

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