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Have no pretensions to being a photographer but came across these in my photo file tonight. I usually take a picture of my visitors and I like these 3:

Bender's beautiful Avalon. I liked this a lot
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BG's delightful Tricone gettin jiggy wiv nature.
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Love the tricone. Wonder if he's sellin' it......

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Molly wrote:Love the tricone. Wonder if he's sellin' it......
Can't remember the brand; a guy in Auckland was distributing them. I played half a dozen over a year and they were by far the best affordable resonator instruments I've ever found. I know 3 1930's originals and while they are definitely better and absolutely ooze mojo, in practical terms they're not that much better.

As far as this one's concerned, pretty sure you're too late.
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It's such a shame that young Bendy has gone off the rails... Going from a beauty like that Avalon, and its goldtop brother, to those smelly old Gretsch things. Very sad.
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Well when you're a player of Bender's caliber, you don't need to over-compensate with flashy finished guitars.
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Danger Mouse wrote:Well when you're a player of Bender's caliber, you don't need to over-compensate with flashy finished guitars.
I have the right guitars for me then. :(
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Molly wrote:Love the tricone. Wonder if he's sellin' it......
Nope its staying ;) Its the same brand, republic, as the one you got from K1W1, only a lot less flashy obviously. Love/hate relationship with slide, but when I want to play this one does exactly whats written on the copper.... grungey slide ;)
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I think the Avalon is a very elegant design.

If we're talking about folders full of guitar pictures, I have over 2000 pictures of guitars saved. :crazy:

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twangnsnarl wrote:
If we're talking about folders full of guitar pictures, I have over 2000 pictures of guitars saved. :crazy:
You can get arrested for sharing that kind of material, unless the models in question are all over 18 years old.

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Bg wrote:
Molly wrote:Love the tricone. Wonder if he's sellin' it......
Nope its staying ;) Its the same brand, republic, as the one you got from K1W1, only a lot less flashy obviously. Love/hate relationship with slide, but when I want to play this one does exactly whats written on the copper.... grungey slide ;)
Yup Republic, I sold my brass nickel plated tricone to someone on here last year. Currently own a wood bodied Republic tricone which after a bit of reworking internally is great.

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As BG says, you want gritty slide these are good value, I also have an Artiste single cone which is a real brash tin can and made in the same factory as the Republics.

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A non forum mate bought a Republic with a really small body; Martin 0 size. Of all the ones I played, that was my favourite. A wonderful fingerpicker; loud, sweet and when you dug in, clangy.


Is clangy even a word? :think:
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Slowy wrote:A non forum mate bought a Republic with a really small body; Martin 0 size. Of all the ones I played, that was my favourite. A wonderful fingerpicker; loud, sweet and when you dug in, clangy.


Is clangy even a word? :think:
I much prefer clangy to the over used chimey :)
chimey... like one of those clocks in a dome, on your grammas mantlepiece.... chimey on the hour. nice.
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Slowy wrote:
Is clangy even a word? :think:
It's good enough for Izzard.

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Frey wrote:I realize that avalon is almost definitely a great guitar, but aesthetically it doesn't quite do it for me. Something about guitars that are so close to the classic designs yet slightly different.
I prefer the Avalon shape and carve to a standard LP. It's definitely more refined and sexier looking. That being said, the bling was just way too much for me. I had a blonde one for a while that was made of chambered swamp ash. That was a stunningly great guitar to play and was really lively and resonant, but about as plain-Jane as you can get.

As much as it probably makes no sense to Conway (how can old and cheap possibly be as good as highly engineered, new and expensive?) I reckon my Gretsch Corvette is one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played (speaking unplugged here). It craps all over my others (and they're not exactly shit). It's loud, resonant, woody, and full of character. The pickup in it lets it down, but hopefully I'll be remedying that today...

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