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Carmoil
05-15-2009, 02:15 PM
I'm looking at this Johnson metal body resonator on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Johnson-metal-body-resonator-ukulele-uke-ukelele-w-case_W0QQitemZ220411428346QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item33518b7dfa&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

I've read around on the forums a little bit and it seems it has the resonator "bark" but isn't as much louder as the better resonators. My Question is: would I be able to make it louder just by putting in a nicer cone? Or is the loudness based more on the rest of the body?

I know I probably won't get someone who knows how to answer this before the auction ends in 7 hours, and if the price doesn't go up too much I'll bid on it regardless, but hopefully someone who has dealt with the issue happens to see this in time.

Thanks.

Slick
05-15-2009, 03:34 PM
Have you seen this post (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12819).

psesinkclee
05-15-2009, 03:47 PM
And from Slick's link, I'd like to let you know that the 'Ashbury' Resonator Ukulele that Pete is talking about is the same as the Johnson ones, just sold under a different name in the UK. ;)

Carmoil
05-15-2009, 06:01 PM
Thanks guys. I think I did actually read that post, guess it just didn't sink in.

ichadwick
05-16-2009, 01:09 AM
Consider a Republic instead. I had one and took it apart - no quality control issues like burrs or rust inside. I recommend them. Would have kept mine, had it been tenor scale, but I just can't get accustomed to concert size. Otherwise, it was pretty nice.

ukuleletim
05-16-2009, 06:00 AM
I have a Republic. I like it but I have never played any other reso uke so I can't compare it to anything. My youtube has a couple songs with it.