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Beard Resonator Cone for Spider 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.

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

Includes tension screw.
10-9/16" (26.83cm) diameter
1-13/32" (35.72mm) depth

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Beard Resonator Cone for Spider Bridge
Beard Resonator Cone for Spider Bridge
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4 10-19-2013
I expected more.

I bought and installed the Beard cone and based on the reviews here, was expecting some sort of religious-like revelation. It was not at all like that, probably due to my lack of “set up savvy”. My “Dobro like” guitar is Chinese made for which I paid about $300. (You are lucky to see ANY rezos in this country!) It now has a Beard bone nut and the Legend cone. It is not louder, does not seem to sustain more, nor does it have a very different sound but where the Beard makes a difference is in clarity. Defiantly a smoother and more clearly defined sound. I only wish there was some expert here in South Africa who could ratify my installation efforts or get me more out of it. Happy. Tuners next.

Alan Day  Cape Town, South Africa Read my reviews (7)
StewMac responds

Alan Day,
Thank you for your review. Our Free Info section contains some great info on resonator set-up. Have a look at the article Spider-bridge Resonator Guitar Setup by Danny Brooks. We hope that helps you get the sound you're after.

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4 12-07-2012
Beard Sider Cone

Compared to the stamped cone my 30´s Regal had,the Beard has improved the sound. I´m curious to hear if the sound will mature over time.

resonata  sweden
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5 12-04-2012
Great sound

I've put it in my custom built resonator guitar. Gives a warm and sustained sound. 1/4" higher than the economy model. Used a premade biscuit from Stewart-Macdonald. Great packaging. No worries with shipping. Thank you Stewmac!

Michel Boissonneault  Quêbec, Cab Read my reviews (9)
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5 11-23-2012
new cone, new sound

I had the Beard cone fitted to my elderly resonator, and it is transformed!! The new cone is so much brighter, and more sensitive than the old one, I now have a mew instrument!!! This is the best investment you can make to awaken the potential of your reso !!! Thank you StewMac....

Arthur  UK
5 11-04-2012
Great upgrade

I purchased a Dobro Hound Dog a couple of years ago. Yes, it's an Asian import, but it had a nice, sweet woody sound to it. I upgraded both the cone and spider bridge. It made a huge difference in tone and volume. Well worth the extra money. Both parts slipped in with no adjustments necessary, well at least not to the cone or spider bridge. I did need to do some minor fitting work to get the saddle to the right height. Nothing serious, though.

Tom K  Salt Lake City, UT
5 10-31-2012
Resonator Guitar Upgrade

I purchased a second hand Fender FR50 resonator guitar for a very low price knowing from reviews it was never going to give me anything close to a National Triolian sound, and it didn't. I read Dan Brooks article on this web site on setting up resonators and decided to strip the FR50 down. The construction quality inside was surprisingly good. However the quality of the cone, spider and saddle left a lot to be desired. I purchased a 10 1/2" Beard resonator cone and an ebony topped maple saddle from Stewmac and a lighter more easily adjustable spider bridge from a guitar shop in the UK. I followed Dan Brooks article to the letter and finished the setup with a new set of Martin 13/56 Blue Grass strings.I am absolutely blown away by the result. I reckon I now have the best sounding Fender FR50 anywhere. The volume, tone and sustain are superb, due in the main (I'm sure) to the Beard cone. The total cost of the guitar including the upgrade is still under $300!

Ian Brown  England
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5 6-20-2012
Resophonic Long Neck Banjo

I choose the Beard Spider Bridge Cone over the Biscuit style for that more of a Dobro sound. It was just what was needed for my Resophonic long Neck Banjo project. This added to beautiful inlaid neck and the resonator brakets really brought it all together. It looks great and sounds great.

RUSS LEWIS  Seattle Read my reviews (5)
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5 9-04-2011
beard reso cone

used to replace a cheapo cone in a hohner resonator. the difference is truly dramatic.the guitar has gone from dull and lifeless,to a true reso sound,at a very realistic price.I highly recommend beard cones,and stew-mac.

twostrats  u.k.
5 6-26-2011

I heard plenty about Beard cones and how great they are... Well, they are! I recently picked up knockoff Dobro that had a less than impressive sound. I literally dropped the beard cone in and POP it woke up. Granted, there is the usual amount of tweaking needed to get things right but I can not say enough good things about this cone. Imagine the only problem with your Resonator Guitar is that it's too loud.

812 GUITARS  Greenwich, CT Read my reviews (2)
3 4-15-2011
5796 For spider bridge, 10-9/16" dia.

buena calidad del cono y sonoridad, solo que mi luthier me dijo que tenia mala terminacion en los bordes, eso me trajo un gasto adicional de 35 dolares rectificarlo, ahora quedo bien

Goyo Delta Blues  Buenos Aires Read my reviews (3)
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