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Jack_Campin
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[*] posted on 6-10-2019 at 02:38 AM
Do resonator ouds exist?


I was playing the cümbüş in a pub last week and there was another guy there with a resonator mandolin. It occurred to me that these instruments were invented at about the same time for much the same reason, to create a version of a traditional instrument that could play at pre-amplification danceband power level.

Banjo-headed versions of the mandolin were also created. But I've never seen a resonator version of the oud, either at its original pitch or up at cümbüş pitch. An oud-pitch one would be big and heavy, but resonator guitars exist despite that.

Anybody know of one?




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[*] posted on 6-11-2019 at 11:14 AM


I seem to recall seeing a photo of a Persian oud similar to what you describe.
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[*] posted on 6-11-2019 at 11:44 AM


Here is something interesting?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH94Dvwgqx8

I have always wanted to try coil springs in one of my 'kicker' ouds, to see how it might sound with some reverb acoustically produced:):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU7Wr7pBYUY
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