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Re: Regal 27 (reply)
This might help:https://www.gbase.com/gear/regal-dobro-model-27-vintage-re-1935-sunburstUnless I intended to play it purely lap style, I would be asking about the state of the neck - both angle and amount of bow.
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Tony Done

12/02/15 4:32 AM
Re: Regal 27 (reply)
Haven't been in this section for awhile, sorry about the tardy reply.It's in great shape? $699 is a steal.
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MarkinSonoma

12/02/15 3:12 AM
Gasket (reply)
Just a follow-up on the gasket discussion. My Miniolian developed a rattle, so I decided to take the easy option of fitting a gasket rather than spend hous in my hot workshop trying to refit the cone. The material I used was fairly...
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Tony Done

11/25/15 3:58 AM
Regal 27 (topic)
I found a round neck Regal 27 that was made sometime in the 30s.  The seller is asking $699 for it.  It looks like it is in great shape and includes the original case.  I know absolutely nothing about these but I've always wanted a...
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gfspencer

11/03/15 10:49 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
Heh, the Resolectric is high on my "want" list,along with a Bourgeois "Bourgeois Blues". While we're on the subject of slide, have a listen to the vid I just posted in the "Technique" sub-forum.I plan on doing a bit of opinion research...
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Tony Done

11/02/15 11:18 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
Tony Done wrote:^^^^^Yes, one I bought a long time ago had the felt still in place, I think it was a 14-fret duolian, but I can't be sure. Anyway, I didn't like it, and removed the felt.Do Nat Res use felt on any of the modern ones? - My...
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Howard M Emerson

11/02/15 9:58 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
00045 wrote:Interesting discussion. I have a 1930 Style 0 and a '31 Triolian, both were original and in almost mint condition. Both guitars didn't had that felt glued in. Maybe National did this standard in later years. I think National...
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cone head

11/01/15 7:45 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
Interesting discussion. I have a 1930 Style 0 and a '31 Triolian, both were original and in almost mint condition. Both guitars didn't had that felt glued in. Maybe National did this standard in later years. However, Marc Schoenberger...
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00045

10/31/15 9:03 AM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
Tony Done wrote: Do Nat Res use felt on any of the modern ones? - My Estralita doesn't have it.Nope, none of them.   Once again, they originally only used them on metal bodied single-cones. Duolians, Triolians, Style Os, Dons, Style...
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cone head

10/27/15 8:28 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
^^^^^Yes, one I bought a long time ago had the felt still in place, I think it was a 14-fret duolian, but I can't be sure. Anyway, I didn't like it, and removed the felt.Do Nat Res use felt on any of the modern ones? - My Estralita...
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Tony Done

10/27/15 7:45 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
Tony Done wrote:I would see it as a major tone killer in a wood body, even if you liked it in a metal body - which I most emphatically don't..Have you ever played an original O or Triolian with its factory-fitted felt gasket? I think you...
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cone head

10/27/15 3:09 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
IM4Nats wrote:   @ cone head - I assume that this would not apply in an all mahogany body triolian....yes or no ?It was only used on metal bodied guitars. Early Triolians were not mahogany bodied - that would be an El Trovador and the...
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cone head

10/27/15 3:05 PM
Re: Need advice on buying a resonator for "conventional" playing  (reply)
I would see it as a major tone killer in a wood body, even if you liked it in a metal body - which I most emphatically don't..
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Tony Done

10/27/15 6:44 AM
re: felt under the cone (reply)
cone head wrote:Tony Done wrote:I wonder if is pool table felt?  Pool table felt is made with synthetic stuff. This is wool. I actually have a source for Milton-weave 1mm thick 100% pure wool felt sheets that are ideal for making cone...
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IM4Nats

10/27/15 5:18 AM
Re: National Reso-Phonic - Show Us Yours and Discuss! (reply)
Hi 00045 Sorry, i havent come here for months. My SN is S739. It looks like we spoke to each other on MM forum. http://michaelmesser.proboards.com/thread/7490/1930-national-style Lionel
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Lionel

10/19/15 3:36 PM
Re: "Travelling Slide Show" (reply)
Jim Behnke wrote: Thoughts?Your Style O has far far more slides perched on it than mine does. My favorite is the one on the far right. It is a section of the barrel of a very old 10 gauge shotgun. Sounds like a glass slide.
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cone head

10/11/15 11:41 PM
Re: "Travelling Slide Show" (reply)
^^^^^ I would have been interested 20 years ago, but I'm now well settled in my preferences.  Mine look like your genuine bottlenecks and the two heavy brass ones.
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Tony Done

10/09/15 9:51 PM
Re: "Travelling Slide Show" (reply)
Yes. I slide on whatever guitar[s] I have out but the Nat'l really offers up a lot of tone and draws me frequently to it. I'm guessing the idea of a "traveling slide show" isn't catching on.  If anyone's interested just to try some tho',...
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Jim Behnke

10/09/15 9:00 PM
Re: "Travelling Slide Show" (reply)
Quite the collection! is that your 14 fret style 0?
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laurent

10/09/15 6:39 PM
Re: Tips for the New Pedal Steel Player (reply)
Thank s Jim, 
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SteveE9C6

10/02/15 11:37 PM

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