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    Default Resophonic uke build

    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?

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    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=dyeJl...eature=related

    Part 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQeo...eature=related

    Part 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfT-D...eature=related

    Part 4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9UfT...eature=related

    Part 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6s14...eature=related

    Part 6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX4JC...eature=related

    Part 7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azlgc...eature=related

    Part 8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvG6i...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthee2me View Post
    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=dyeJl...eature=related

    Part 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQeo...eature=related

    Part 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfT-D...eature=related

    Part 4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9UfT...eature=related

    Part 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6s14...eature=related

    Part 6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX4JC...eature=related

    Part 7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azlgc...eature=related

    Part 8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvG6i...eature=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.

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