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Offline gregjones

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« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2009, 08:49:09 PM »
Resos............love 'em.

I had a Dobro for awhile, Gruhn's said it was from the 30's (as close as they could date it).  I didn't like, or take time to get used to, the vee neck.  Sold it.  Mistake......not the biggest one I've made in my life, somewhere between divorcing my first wife and giving my 4wt G. Loomis away in a drunken stooper.  Damn, that was a sweet rod and I miss the Dobro.

A few years ago one of the big online sellers was selling their store brand instruments off cheap.  I bought a Fullerton roundneck reso for $99 with shipping paid.  Then, put a set of Grover tuners on it.  Then, forgot about it.  

Crap, I forgot about the mando I had bought then also.  It sounded like junk so it went in the back of the closet to later become a wall hanger.  I just pulled it out and put a set of J74's on it.  Doesn't sound so bad after all.  I've been looking for a beater mando---nothing like finding a pre-paid one!!!!

The reso is a cheapo and sounds kinda cheesy, but it's a 12 fret-slot head with a 1 3/4 nut, and can do some blues just fine.  Cheesy works just fine for the blues and I'm thinking that's all I need a guitar for.

Thinking.........

Nope, the 12 Fret Dread isn't going anywhere.[;)]


Great thread---cheap reso, great blues.  And a beater mando to boot.[:D][:D][:D]
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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2009, 12:04:22 AM »

Hey Quinn, I'll agree with Elderly on the Chicago Blues Johnson. It certainly isn't a beauty queen, but for some low buck fun, why not. The Stomper is definitely a few notches above the Chicago Blues and also sports the biscuit cone instead of the spider. For tight old fashioned picking, nothing beats a biscuit.

Johnson also makes an axe called a 'Bottle Slide Triolian'. Check that one out...not as 'electric' as the Stomper, but roundneck with the old style slotted head, and the same biscuit cone as the Stomper. More of a traditional roundneck you might say.



This unit can also be gotten with a Fishman pickup if you're wanting the true biscuit sound when playing with a slide. Definitely a few notches above the Chicago Blues units. For some weird reason I can't get my ahead around using a spider bridge axe for blues. I had one a while back and it never rang right for me.

Hey greg, bummer about the fly rod!! A 4wt Loomis in these parts is as important as your 4X4, your gun, and your dog!
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« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2009, 04:30:57 PM »
Roaster, I think I'm going with your advice, I can get this, Johnson JR-550 Bottle Slide Triolian Resonator Guitar, with a hardshell case, shipped for $314.00. From what I can tell, it's a non-cutaway, not electric Swamp Stomper, it that right?  I've done a lot of reading today and I think that's right.  If I decide to take the plunge, I'll drop you a line.

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« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2010, 05:51:42 AM »
Hey all! Back again, I just couldnt get enough of jr. Actually I was off line for a while, you know, things up here just move a little bit slower. Anyway, now my piece is making a ringing noise when I play my third string open and a little bit( but not as bad) with my fifth. The only thing I did was mess around with the tension of my head, it bugs the hell out of me. Any thoughts?
 

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« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2010, 02:30:34 PM »
Sorry if I offended you man. Not my intention at all.

My sister's boyfriend has a banjo, damn its fun..

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« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2010, 07:25:18 PM »
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Sorry if I offended you man. Not my intention at all.




Nice of you Ryan...When most people get to know you Bro they will like you, Your one cool young man...Wish my Daughters boyfriends were/will be as mature as you at this age..damn I just wish I could get them to pull up their pants...LOL
 

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« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2010, 11:16:50 PM »
hhahhahhahahh Magoo!

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