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That shop is just around the corner from work in Lower Hutt, I forgot they were stocking them.

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This one appears to be the same as the Republic Highway 61: https://www.aiersiguitar.com/?product=v ... tor-guitar

I'm pretty keen on this after watching some highway 61 reviews...
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Dunno if these are any good, but quite dig the look of the distressed one:

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I think a Parlour sized one might be more up my alley as someone who finds standard acoustics awkward...

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:43 pm This one appears to be the same as the Republic Highway 61: https://www.aiersiguitar.com/?product=v ... tor-guitar

I'm pretty keen on this after watching some highway 61 reviews...
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These seem to get a lot of love in forum land... YMMV etc :rofl:

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Same factory as republic, see Kiwi's post. Should be good.
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:43 pm This one appears to be the same as the Republic Highway 61: https://www.aiersiguitar.com/?product=v ... tor-guitar

I'm pretty keen on this after watching some highway 61 reviews...
That is the same manufacturer as my tricone, they make all sorts of brands Republic, 1959 and a myriad of other names. Their build quality is excellent.

Those Highway 61's get good reviews and seem to be popular. I thought Frank Sr at Republic had patented that guitar style and shape.

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:33 pm These seem to get a lot of love in forum land... YMMV etc :rofl:

Yep, my mileage varied, maybe the production quality does too.

I'd also trust my life on Lauries opinion regarding resonators... just saying ;)
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The Aiersi seems to be winning at the moment, what are your thoughts on electric vs non, chaps? I’ve seen some cool stick on pickups of I wanted one later though..
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 6:14 pm The Aiersi seems to be winning at the moment, what are your thoughts on electric vs non, chaps? I’ve seen some cool stick on pickups of I wanted one later though..
Resonators are quite tricky beasts to amplify. A P90 will give you a very mid-heavy version of the basic tone...and likely with lots of howling feedback issues if you play at volume. The specialised pickups are the way to go IMHO, such as this one: https://store.ukelikethepros.com/produc ... onator-bb --it fastens directly to the centre of the cone and will give you much better feedback suppression. Ideally, I'd have one of these (or something similar) AND a P90--and a balance pot. But if I had to choose just one, I'd have this. My resonator has an older version of this kind of pickup. It brings through the tone of the guitar well. These are passive pickups, so a pre-amp is required to get the best out of them.

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Also, and it case it helps any prospective buyers, here's a list of things to look for in a resonator

1. Solid brass body
2. Solid brass body
3. Solid brass body
(4. Decent cone. Easy to upgrade)
(5. Decent biscuit bridge setup. A good luthier can help fix this, so it is less important.)

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 8:59 am
jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 6:14 pm The Aiersi seems to be winning at the moment, what are your thoughts on electric vs non, chaps? I’ve seen some cool stick on pickups of I wanted one later though..
Resonators are quite tricky beasts to amplify. A P90 will give you a very mid-heavy version of the basic tone...and likely with lots of howling feedback issues if you play at volume. The specialised pickups are the way to go IMHO, such as this one: https://store.ukelikethepros.com/produc ... onator-bb --it fastens directly to the centre of the cone and will give you much better feedback suppression. Ideally, I'd have one of these (or something similar) AND a P90--and a balance pot. But if I had to choose just one, I'd have this. My resonator has an older version of this kind of pickup. It brings through the tone of the guitar well. These are passive pickups, so a pre-amp is required to get the best out of them.
I got a schatten, and its been shitten. Never worked properly :(
I gave up and used a mic.
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Bg wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:58 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 8:59 am
jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 6:14 pm The Aiersi seems to be winning at the moment, what are your thoughts on electric vs non, chaps? I’ve seen some cool stick on pickups of I wanted one later though..
Resonators are quite tricky beasts to amplify. A P90 will give you a very mid-heavy version of the basic tone...and likely with lots of howling feedback issues if you play at volume. The specialised pickups are the way to go IMHO, such as this one: https://store.ukelikethepros.com/produc ... onator-bb --it fastens directly to the centre of the cone and will give you much better feedback suppression. Ideally, I'd have one of these (or something similar) AND a P90--and a balance pot. But if I had to choose just one, I'd have this. My resonator has an older version of this kind of pickup. It brings through the tone of the guitar well. These are passive pickups, so a pre-amp is required to get the best out of them.
I got a schatten, and its been shitten. Never worked properly :(
I gave up and used a mic.
Yeah, been there also. Those pickups attach to the edge of the cone. And they use contact glue to keep them in place. Getting the amount of adhesive right is an issue.

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