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Dec 6, 2021 - 9:06:28 AM

kkeesy

USA

71 posts since 7/8/2006

Have any of you guys played or own one of these?

Dec 6, 2021 - 9:13:53 AM

2792 posts since 12/31/2005

I have played a couple. Sounds like a banjo with a mute. Not as full or woody sounding as you might think. Pretty quiet also, so would not be great in band setting unless you had a pickup installed.

Dec 6, 2021 - 9:34:42 AM

YellowSkyBlueSun

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

612 posts since 5/11/2021

What Brian said. In a well stocked music store, I played one side-by-side and compared to a CC-100 with a GT bridge mute installed. They sounded almost identical, except the DoJo was a lot quieter.

Dec 6, 2021 - 12:10:31 PM

190 posts since 8/31/2006

I own one and I don’t care for it much. Too quiet so the urge is to play hard to get volume but then you lose subtly.

Dec 6, 2021 - 12:27:30 PM

1559 posts since 4/13/2009

I like mine much more after I replaced the resonator cone and biscuit bridge.

Dec 6, 2021 - 1:14:33 PM

kkeesy

USA

71 posts since 7/8/2006

Thank you guys for the info,saved me some money.

Dec 7, 2021 - 3:09:26 AM

190 posts since 8/31/2006

quote:
Originally posted by deestexas

I like mine much more after I replaced the resonator cone and biscuit bridge.


What specific cone and bridge did you get??  As is, I find mine unplayable and have considered doing as you have before I throw in the towel and sell it... only I was hesitant to blindly pick a cone.

 Thanks!

 Phil

Dec 7, 2021 - 8:23:50 AM
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1559 posts since 4/13/2009

quote:
Originally posted by tron.miller
quote:
Originally posted by deestexas

I like mine much more after I replaced the resonator cone and biscuit bridge.


What specific cone and bridge did you get??  As is, I find mine unplayable and have considered doing as you have before I throw in the towel and sell it... only I was hesitant to blindly pick a cone.

 Thanks!

 Phil


I replaced the cone with one(9 3/8") from Paul Beard https://www.beardguitars.com and a new Reso-Phonic biscuit bridge (Elderly, i think).   Since the bridge was already too tall, I experimented with different materials for the actual bridge ( bone, maple, etc.) before I settled on cutting the feet from a banjo bridge and sanding it to fit the slot in the biscuit.  I also found that the intonation was off a bit, so I slightly enlarged the hole for the cone in order to reposition the bridge.  I was pleased with the sound, which was louder, much more like a Dobro, and true down the neck.


 

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