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#1 User is offline   generaldreedle 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:29 AM

Saw this in the local store Dusty Strings while I'm still trying to decide if I should trade in a guitar for the j200 on sale somewhere else. Gold Tone Paul Beard PBR. I thought it sounded better than other resonators three times as much. Anyone have one?

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:34 AM

I had a Goldtone Beard set-up PBRCA (cutaway). Nothing touches it for under a grand, which is what it cost when i bought it. I think you will be pleased. I currently have a Gretsch boxcar I use for some recording in my office, but the PBR has a much fatter and warmer tone.

I think congratulations are in order.

PS I I have always been interested in the fairly new Mule brand... but they are pricey, and I think I like the warmer tone of wood.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:46 AM

Thanks Sal! I also liked the warm tone, not too warm, but anyway, I'm currently learning some blues finger picking, and soon bottleneck, so this will be really fun.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:01 AM

Congratulations on a fine instrument.

If reso is someone's primary instrument, they may want a high end model. Otherwise, Beard cone comes with the PBR. I've had my PBR for 5-6yrs. fantastic for slide or arpeggio. Try a Clayton Pork Knuckle slide if you want a deep rewarding tone. Thin slides just don't get down there to the magic it can deliver.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:16 AM

I have not owned one but I have played a bunch. About the only resonator in a similar price range I have liked better was an early 2000s Amistar-made Regal
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:19 PM

Looks sweet.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:40 AM

GREAT reso! I play quite a bit of resonator and have really enjoyed every Beard guitar and Beard coned Nat/Dobro Iíve played at sessions etc.

My own reso is a 1930s Dobro M32 fiddle edge, with the original pressed lug cone. Iíve thought about trying a Beard cone in it to see how it fares, but the tone as it is is something of a marvel, so itís stayed as is so far.

Enjoy the Beard!
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