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Old 01-23-2021, 12:53 PM
SpruceTop SpruceTop is offline
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Originally Posted by rockabilly69 View Post
There is a huge difference in tone to me, the bell brass is softer sounding. Is it a better sound? It's personal taste. I was playing a lot of aggressive blues when I first got my Trioilian and I think that sound works better for that. But for softer fingerpicking I think I would prefer the Style 0.
Thanks, Rockabilly! Being that I already have a good-sounding, bell-brass Republic Duolian, it would seem like the steel-body National Triolian would be a good reso to get to fulfill my National wishes. I still, however, would like a National Style O to quench my once-local resident Son House thingy.

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