Replogle Resonator cones are hand-spun in California to exacting specifications and high tolerances. Mike Replogle uses a special hardened aluminum alloy for maximum strength, tone, projection and sustain.
These are the exact cones used since the mid-1990’s in US-made Dobro-brand guitars produced by the Original Musical Instrument Company (OMI) and the Original Acoustic Instrument (OAI) company under Gibson. Until recently Replogle cones have only been available directly to custom builders and manufactures and have been used by OMI, OAI, Gibson, Scheerhorn, Crafters of Tennessee, Beard, Owens, Wechter, Weber, and Regal (Saga Music) among others. Now, these “Original Equipment” cones are available directly to individual players and builders.
Replogle Resonator Cone Specifications:
- Hand spun USA-made in California
- Special hardened aluminum alloy
- Replogle spider resonator designs
- Replogle biscuit cone designs
Replogle Resonator Cones are replacement parts for OMI/OAI/Gibson Dobros and most major brands, including Dobro, Gibson & Regal
DM-90, DW-90 (Replogle Biscuit Cone, 9 ½ Series)
DM-33, DM-75 (Replogle Biscuit Cone, 10 1/2 Series)
All Spider-Bridge Models:
Models 60D, F60, HoundDog (Replogle Spider Resonator, Classic 10 1/2 Series)
These double-spun inverted-cone design resonators are matched with the spider bridge, creating the resonator assembly that forms the sound engine that has been driving the Dobro sound since 1928. This is the sound of the lap slide style of playing, prevalent in Bluegrass and Country music.
Large format biscuit cones have been a standard in the Triolians, Duolians, and other models since the early 1920’s. Models include both wood and metal body designs, and are used extensively in bottleneck blues, delta blues and other slide styles.
The original resonator design used with the first metal National guitars, Tricones have been a standard model since the early 1920’s. Models include primarily metal body designs, and are used extensively in bottleneck blues, delta blues and other slide styles.
See all of the Videos of Spinning the Replogle Resonators <here>
Spinning the Replogle Resonator- The Video
This video shows the process of spinning the cones and all the individual steps that Mike Replogle uses to produce the Replogle Spider Resonator and the Replogle Biscuit Cones.
Follow the process of Spinning Replogle Cones, both the spider-style resonator and the Biscuit-style cone
Replogle Resos & Cones- Spinning the Dobro Resonator