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TC6969 - Posted - 03/06/2011:  06:14:35


Has anyone used one?

quote:
The DP-126 made from cast aluminum in a more refined modern shape. Allowing the entire spider to resonate more evenly. Painted black for a modern look and will easily add 25% more volume and tone.


Thats some tall talk!

Has anyone actually played one?

El Dobro - Posted - 03/06/2011:  07:56:53


I'm wondering how painting it black would improv its acoustic properties.

TC6969 - Posted - 03/06/2011:  08:36:30


quote:
Originally posted by El Dobro

I'm wondering how painting it black would improv its acoustic properties.



That's just for the modern look!

TC6969 - Posted - 03/06/2011:  08:47:40


HAH! This is Funny!

I didnt have to go far to find someone who has one.....I DO!

Remember that old Korean Regal I bought a few months back?

I just took a close look at it and it has one!

I dont have anything to compare it to, so I cant tell if it has 25% more volume and tone or not!


Edited by - TC6969 on 03/06/2011 08:48:04

SamCy - Posted - 03/06/2011:  09:42:58


Where did you find the ad? All I can find is the Golden Gate DP-125.

TC6969 - Posted - 03/06/2011:  09:50:38


quote:
Originally posted by SamCy

Where did you find the ad? All I can find is the Golden Gate DP-125.



It popped up on an Ebay search.

cgi.ebay.com/GOLDEN-GATE-DP-12...365b7c812

The seller may have written it himself hence the bad spelling.

bluedobro - Posted - 03/06/2011:  10:20:24


no its painted balck for a moder look,

SamCy - Posted - 03/06/2011:  11:26:56


That particular import is about 10% lighter than a typical #14. But lighter overall weight does not guarantee increased power. It's a matter of where the weight is located. Weight has the greatest effect where the vibrational movement is greatest, in this case dead center. So reducing weight out near the perimeter would have minimal effect, while reducing the weight of the central hub would have the maximum. As you can see from the picture, and even more so on first hand inspection, the legs and webs are quite a bit thinner than a #14, but the central hub has as much or more material.

All theory aside, Paul Beard has changed out dozens of these spiders for #14s, when doing set-ups on imports. He could give you a fair assessment of its pros and cons. It's interesting that the DP-125, which looks much more like a #14, is listed at the Saga site, while the DP-126 is not.


Edited by - SamCy on 03/06/2011 11:46:32

gmo - Posted - 03/06/2011:  12:05:33


They only use this spider in the lowest cost Regal reso (RD-30) and use the traditional #14 type in their higher priced, presumably better, RD-40's and the Black Lightning. I think this says something about the performance of this spider.
George

DaveInAL - Posted - 03/06/2011:  12:06:04


quote:
Originally posted by TC6969

Has anyone used one?

quote:
The DP-126 made from cast aluminum in a more refined modern shape. Allowing the entire spider to resonate more evenly. Painted black for a modern look and will easily add 25% more volume and tone.




Not intentionally. Seriously, 25% more volume and tone compared to what???

Dave

gmo - Posted - 03/06/2011:  12:06:06


They only use this spider in the lowest cost Regal reso (RD-30) and use the traditional #14 type in their higher priced, presumably better, RD-40's and the Black Lightning. I think this says something about the performance of this spider.
George

gmo - Posted - 03/06/2011:  12:06:40


They only use this spider in the lowest cost Regal reso (RD-30) and use the traditional #14 type in their higher priced, presumably better, RD-40's and the Black Lightning. I think this says something about the performance of this spider.
George

TC6969 - Posted - 03/06/2011:  12:18:05


Well my old $175 Regal works and sounds just fine so I dont care if they used melted down beer cans and wet beach sand to make the spider.

I'm just gonna play it! (As soon as I learn how!)

SamCy - Posted - 03/06/2011:  13:05:36


$175 is a great price for a starter reso. As you said, you don't have anything to compare it to; so as long as it sounds good to you, that's all that matters. If and when you choose to, you can upgrade it yourself with the more expensive hardware.



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