Wooden Tricone Build..making it up as I go along

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  1. Baylin

    Baylin Senior Member

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    That sounds really quite good. Zingy as you'd expect a resonator to sound but not too jingly the way they often do.
     
  2. judson

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    HOUSTON WE HAVE LIFTOFF
    :rock::rock::rock:
    i will admit i replayed the video at least 5 or 7 times to hear it !!!!

    that is going to be a very special guitar for you, i saw the tailpiece, was that a temp thing ? still experimenting on a tail piece....

    thanks for that vid...sounds like a reso, but hell it should !!!!:wow:

    edit: i just played it another 5 times, i think i would keep that tailpiece, or look for a bronzed .....ether way it is a beautiful guitar !
     
  3. judson

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    if you didnt see this site, these guys take reso's pretty serious, sort of like MLP here but there is some good info....when you get it finished i wonder what they would think....

    they may be of a pureist type view of reso s but not a bad group, let me rephrase that...i like reso's to sound like a trash can with strings while im half drunk havin fun....i dont think they appreciate that view...maybe i am wrong..

    http://www.resohangout.com/pages/default.asp
     
  4. lvrpool32

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    My idea was to mount the original style and then make sure my version would fit in the same hole, in case I need to swap back. I would love to find a brass tailpiece.
    I'm already making plans for a second one... And then maybe a single cone version. This stuff is addictive!
     
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  5. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    i think a brass tailpiece if probably findable...i think you can age chrome also with some chemical process.....your wood version still may work as you mentioned the metal is still a cool fall back, nothing wrong with that

    you have a built a beauty, my opinion......

    i would like to hear what the resohangout guys think of it
     
  6. mountainwhimsy

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    Gotta make me one! Well done!
     
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    OMG !!! i think my hair just caught fire....:wow:
     
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    One word! WOW! :applause:

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    This is a stunning project!!! :applause:
     
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    Ohmy ohmy this is freaking fantastic
     
  12. lvrpool32

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    [​IMG]FullSizeRender by Nick Townsend, on Flickr

    I didn't want the quilt to be too "in your face" as the guitar is intricate enough as it is, so no dark staining and sanding back this time, just a couple of coats of tru-oil, a light coloring of amber and then some nitro-clear....and now we wait a week or so before we cut and re-apply.
     
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  13. judson

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    i dont know how i forgot about this...any updates on this beauty...im still playing the utube for sound and the looks are knock out !!!

    did you go over to the resohangout? curious the reaction....
     
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    It's pretty much done, I have to wait for the paint to harden a few more days then I can polish/re-apply as need be, then glue the screens onto the cover plate.
    It was pretty well received over at resohangout, I'm going to start a zebrawood side/back with a redwood top version next month and will be doing a build thread over there.
    Nick
    [​IMG]IMG_2102 by Nick Townsend, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_2097 by Nick Townsend, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_2106 by Nick Townsend, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_2108 by Nick Townsend, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_2107 by Nick Townsend, on Flickr
     
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    thanks so much for those pics....you have a talent..keep up the good work... it is beautiful !
     
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    Looks and sounds great!
     
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    The figure on that wood is insane. Beautiful instrument!!!!
     
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    do you sell the resonators you make? do have have website? do you need a website? I'm thinking of a of trade here. Beautiful work and lovely sounding!! did you make the other tricone reso in your youtube videos? I think that one sounds even better.
     
  20. lvrpool32

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    yup..finished this one a couple of months ago - [​IMG]Untitled
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    the videos I have are actually of the same guitar...just the last one is after paint.
    I need to post up the videos of latest one.
     
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