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resophonic/dobro basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by trock, May 7, 2002.

  1. trock


    May 7, 2002
    New York, NY
    looking for any info at all on reophonic basses bade by National (since 2002) Dobro (as made by gibson), regal or Johnson
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Like what kind of info?

    The Gibson made Dobro basses were dropped due to poor sales. Bass Player reviewed them and found them not much louder than a "normal" ABG despite the resonator.
  3. trock


    May 7, 2002
    New York, NY
    thanks. that's the kind of info I'm looking for. the Gibson Dobro basses are on their website still, I didn't knw if they wre available, or any good. the new nationals just came out and I wondered whether they were any good. I undestand that they are louder than an ABG, but I don't know how many resophonic bassistas are out there and whether there is any qualitative comparison. Despite volume, the rsophonic has a distinct sound, and I have found no evidence or recordings of anyone using them, as opposed to all of the resophonic guitar recordings.

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