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KenjiBeast
11-13-2009, 07:05 PM
Alright.. So I've recently fallen in love with the timbre of everything with a resonator in it, and I want to try my hand at a Dobrolele, if you will.

That said, I have zero experience with resonators! I have no idea where to start! Apart from the obvious (neck, body, tuning machines, etc..) I have no idea how the innards of a resonating instrument look/work.

I've seen pictures of folks with altoids tins for resonators in cigar box guitars, and I'm wondering if I can't work out a similar construct.. I've also heard tell of folks using pie tins or metal bowls as resonators. Anybody mind giving the newbie a hand? :D

fromthee2me
11-13-2009, 08:31 PM
Good Morning Kenjibeast,

I have posted this on Cosmos, but I think that although it is about resonator guitars, you will get some sort of idea. I hope it helps, but I have not managed to get the linking to work straight of this page.

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyeJlP1hzIc&feature=related

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQeoH1TtPM&feature=related

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfT-DkLeb8o&feature=related

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9UfTNVaKOY&feature=related

Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6s14-ELJHA&feature=related

Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX4JC1EdOgI&feature=related

Part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzlgcvWBBLI&feature=related

Part 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvG6iRNGVVc&feature=related

KenjiBeast
11-15-2009, 05:21 PM
Good Morning Kenjibeast,

I have posted this on Cosmos, but I think that although it is about resonator guitars, you will get some sort of idea. I hope it helps, but I have not managed to get the linking to work straight of this page.

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyeJlP1hzIc&feature=related

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQeoH1TtPM&feature=related

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfT-DkLeb8o&feature=related

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9UfTNVaKOY&feature=related

Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6s14-ELJHA&feature=related

Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX4JC1EdOgI&feature=related

Part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzlgcvWBBLI&feature=related

Part 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvG6iRNGVVc&feature=related

THANK YOU SO MUCH. These videos are incredibly helpful. I'm going to have to do a bit of experimenting to find a perfect resonator, but now at least I know what I'm looking for. I'll keep everyone posted with my progress.