Resonator Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ingemar, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    Does anyone know anything about resonator basses?

    I'm specially intrested in Tanglewood TBS-400B Bluesound Bass

    Thankfull for any information /reading tips
  2. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    Like this

    Tanglewood TBS
  3. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    I found a test on 34" scale
    "Dobro basses" in Bassplayer June 96

    It says (as supposed) they are verry "twangy" and "trebble sounding"

    Maybe not so cool??
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I have not look recently, but Folk of the Wood has sound clips of a resonator bass. They are twangy and tinny sounding. I am sure there is a niche for these, but I don't know what it would be. BTW, they also have some banjo basses there too.
  5. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    After some check up I think I lost my interest in those basses :D
  6. My Ozark reso is ace. I bought it because it's the only acoustic you can hear when you play with other people. It doesn't sound steel when you plug it in, if that's what you're after, but why buy an acoustic bass just to plug it in?
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I tried an Ozark 2 days ago and was very impressed.
    It's really loud, much more than Fender or Gibson Bass Dobros.
    There is a single lipstick on it and i sounds really HUGE.
    It picks up a lot of feedback when plugged but that's to be expected. I don't consider this to be an issue.
  8. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    Anyone who knows where I can find an Ozark (live or in syberspace ;-)
  9. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    where are those Ozark made?
    far east?
  10. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    Haven't tried (or seen) an Ozark Reso. Bass. The Michael Kelly Bayou Reso. Basses were pretty cool, but I don't think they're being made anymore. Reso. Basses are twangy, but they can sound pretty cool, and they do cut through acoustically.

    You could always have one custom built...I may know a builder that could help you out :D

    Moonshine :bassist:
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    To paraphrase an old joke:

    "you know the difference between a banjo (or resonator bass) and a trampoline?

    You take OFF your boots to jump on a trampoline"