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Apr 15, 2021 - 7:38:15 AM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

Hi, cant find my first post by monday but it had attachments of my new Dobro.
So I guess it wasnt posted to prevent spam.

So, I have an O.M.I Dobro 047 '96.
I like it a lot but the new strings that are on it are not my favorites.
These are flexcore Tommy Emmanuel signatures, my buddie told me
His favorites but I prefer nickel.
I like a darker tone on the highs

But..
a: if I would want to buy a Quarterman or Beard cone for this omi, what size should I take?
b: And a Beard coverplate, are these direct swap?
I dont like chrome ????

I'm not replacing right away, my dear loving wife would kill me but maybe end of the year.

Then, for this metalbodied, gorgious desert/sand/mustardburst , would another cone be a big difference?

Grtz Richard
Amersfoort
The Netherlands.

Apr 15, 2021 - 9:44:26 AM
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1300 posts since 8/4/2008

Before changing cones, change your strings. You might find that's all you need to get the sound you want.

Apr 15, 2021 - 11:05:37 AM
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3554 posts since 7/27/2008

Richard, the first thing we need to know - is this a roundneck guitar for fretted and bottleneck slide playing, or is it a squareneck guitar for lap style playing with a steel bar? 

Both types are discussed here, but the majority of the topics over the years are regarding lap style. 

I'm guessing since you mentioned Tommy Emmanuel strings the guitar is a roundneck but I have learned over the years to not assume anything. 

I have also seen threads where 10 posts into the topic members will make suggestions regarding squareneck guitars then we find out the original poster actually has a roundneck instrument. 
 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 04/15/2021 11:06:22

Apr 15, 2021 - 12:07:05 PM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

Yeah sorry, its a roundneck.

Apr 15, 2021 - 3:23:03 PM
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1108 posts since 9/29/2009

The typical replacement spider cone is 10 9/16" in diameter. Often the top on older wood-body instruments is routed to accept the larger diameter That is not possible on your metal-body, but both Quarterman and Replogle also make a 10 1/2" diameter cone that should be a drop-in for your guitar.

https://www.elderly.com/collections/category_resonator-instrument-parts-accessories/products/quarterman-qd-110-reso-cone

https://www.replogleresos.com/product/replogle-resonators-spider-cone-standard-10-1-2-series/

 


 

Edited by - SamCy on 04/15/2021 15:27:08

Apr 16, 2021 - 2:00:15 AM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

Thnx for the info.
??


 

Apr 16, 2021 - 9:25:51 AM
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1108 posts since 9/29/2009

Oops. Looking at your guitar carefully, I see that it has a biscuit cone, not a spider cone. Apologies! As you said Quarterman makes replacement 10 1/2" biscuit cones. Replogle also makes them. I thought Beard used to make them, but I don't see them at the Beard sight now.

https://bluenotewoodworks.ecwid.com/Quarterman-QND-10-Res-O-Cone-10-1-2-p84208294

https://www.replogleresos.com/product/replogle-resonators-biscuit-cone-10-1-2-series/

Edited by - SamCy on 04/16/2021 09:30:56

Apr 16, 2021 - 1:36:03 PM
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wlgiii

USA

1217 posts since 9/28/2010

National biscuit cones have given new life to a couple of inexpensive instruments for me.

May 6, 2021 - 12:49:04 PM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

So, what do I exactly got?

It's not a Blues Hula.

I bought a new bisquit and saddle at Mike Replogle.

This one has a Continental and sits a tad low for my heaVy hand.

But I cant find pics online of a guitar like mine.

I bought it @ MainwoodguitaRs from my buddy Peter.

I took the pics from his site, as it is my guitar now.


 

May 6, 2021 - 12:50:39 PM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

2nd photo


 

May 6, 2021 - 12:51:18 PM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

3rd

May 6, 2021 - 12:52:58 PM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

I'm struggling this format ??

May 6, 2021 - 3:27:50 PM

Dirtypool

Netherlands

8 posts since 4/13/2021

This is her front.


 

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