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Beard Resonator Cone for Biscuit Bridge

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Beard Resonator Cone for Biscuit Bridge

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The same carefully crafted aluminum alloy cones that give Paul Beard's renowned resonator guitars their powerful depth and brilliant treble response.

Individually hand-spun to exacting standards in Paul Beard's shop, these cones are an excellent choice to bring out the best in your National™ or biscuit bridge-style resonator guitar.

9-1/2" (24.13cm) diameter
1-1/4" (31.75mm) depth


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5.0

Like taking the cover off of your amp

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Bought this to replace the cone in a Gretsch Honeydipper metal-body roundneck. It was taller than the stock cone, so I swapped the biscuit out from a Rogue resonator, put a bone saddle in from a wrecked junk Kona acoustic, and it line up sweet-just a bit lower than factory, terrific for fingerstyle. The result was like taking the cover off of your amp-much richer tone, very bell-like. I had read that the Beard cone was the best thing you could do for your resonator, and I think that this is true. Just be prepared for it to be about 3/8 taller or so than stock, if replacing a Continental or stock Gretsch, which is what apparently comes in most budget-range biscuit-type resonators. Turns out I didn't need the biscuit bridge I ordered with this, so I am keeping that as a spare. Cones do wear out, and when it does, this is what you want to replace it with. I couldn't be happier with this, and Stew-Mac's price is 20 bucks less than anywhere else, so I got the 2 day shipping! Thanks again, y'all
CNILE
Squirreltone Guitars
Biloxi, MS

4.0

Great sound

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I replaced the cone in my Regal with this beard cone. It sounds much better- more responsive/dynamic and great tone. Installation was simple until I realized that the cone is a bit taller than my old cone. This meant I had to sand down the bridge a significant amount.

4.0

Replacement cone

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The tone is amazing, that being said, the cone is a little too tall for the guitar I ordered it for, I had to manipulate the bridge a bit ( a lot) more than expected. Definitely will use again.

5.0

Great replacement for a Gretsch

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Verified Buyer


I ordered this cone to replace the collapsed cone of my Gretsch Honey Dipper Special. It fit perfectly and added greater volume to the guitar.

5.0

Hot rod resonator 

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Verified Buyer


This is the ticket to make your dull sounding dobro loud and clear. !!!

5.0

A cone that can moan

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I replaced a pressed cone in a relatively inexpensive guitar with a Beard resonator cone. The Beard cone is brighter and more musical. It is capable of producing traditional resonator bite and growl, but when played softly, it can produce fuller, rounded tones. The Beard cone was a worthwhile and relatively inexpensive upgrade. It's worth noting however, that the Beard cone is taller than the cone it replaced. I had to make a fairly sizeable adjustment to the saddle to restore the action height.

5.0

Best investment ever!

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Cones have a way of wearing out due to metal fatigue, and now with the proliferation of import resonator guitars I see a lot of instruments in need of service. The Beard cones are a huge improvement on the stock cones that come with those imports, and my clients always remark that they should have had this done years ago. Don't hesitate.

5.0

Clear  loud and great tone.

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Verified Buyer


I put this in my Gretch dobro love the sound. Thanks! !

5.0

Beard resonator cone

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I used the Beard cone to replace a cone that came with my OMI Dobro biscuit bridge resonator that I've had for years. I always felt the original cone wasn't quite responsive enough....what a difference! The beard cone is bright, responsive and I'm getting much more volume...I would highly recommend this cone for a retro fit !

5.0

Excellent !

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I was really happy about buying the Beard replacement cone from Stewart-McDonald. Everything from placing the order, shipment and getting good advice from you was really good and problem free. And replacing the factory cone of my Regal RC2 resonator to the Beard made a great difference in the sound of the guitar-it got fatter and the noise made by the previous one disappeared all together. Thanks! I'll be a returning customer!

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