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wilco What Resonator Guitar? (39) RE: What Resonator Guitar? 09 Aug 07

I'll give a "heads-up" on these resonator guitars. With exception to Goldtone and Wechter, all of the Asian stuff are not set-up at all.

I routinely have to adjust the tension on the cone, and I have to re-cut the notches on the saddle. Often, I'll replace the two little wood saddles.

Many of the very cheap ones (Regal or Johnson or Flinthill etc.) won't even have an adjustment screw. These screws are accessed throught he hole in the middle of the metal bridge. It is usually a phillips head screw, and you need to tighten it all the way down. Then, back it off til you get the best sound. Usually, it's about a 1/4 or 1/2 turn. Lots of time, if they have these adjustment screws, you can tighten them up, and the sound improves manytimes over.

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