How To: Pick the right resonator (steel) guitar and bottleneck slide

Pick the right resonator (steel) guitar and bottleneck slide

Resonator guitars (also known as steel guitars) are a unique type of guitar made with tricones or a single aluminum cone, and are great for slide guitar for both Blues and Country music. Made famous by artists such as Son House (see deathletter blues). If you're not really sure which would be the best, what a resonator (steel) guitar is exactly, or how to pick out the right slide for the sound you're going for, this fantastic video will you guide perfectly! You will learn a little history about the resonator guitar, how they work, which one is the best for you as well as how to pick the right slide for yourself.

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I saw the video a few days ago, and it seems mislabeled, The information was accurate, but little to make a selection from. I hoped for a run down on the tonal probabilities of freq response, of tricone biscuit and spider, standard to parlor sizes, maybe scale length... thanks for the effort, but there aren't many around here, hate to order several, and send some back. I didn't get much to help make a selection by.

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