Mike's Oud Forums
Not logged in [Login - Register]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Do resonator ouds exist?
Oud Junkie

Posts: 317
Registered: 5-6-2007
Location: Scotland
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] 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?

View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
David Parfitt
Oud Junkie

Posts: 629
Registered: 11-16-2003
Location: Devon, UK
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] 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.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Oud Junkie

Posts: 202
Registered: 1-18-2017
Location: Ontario, Canada
Member Is Offline

Mood: Feeling Pretty G'Oud

[*] posted on 6-11-2019 at 11:44 AM

Here is something interesting?

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:):
View user's profile View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

Powered by XMB
XMB Forum Software © 2001-2011 The XMB Group