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Philip Garcia


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 5:58 pm    
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I was at the NAMM show last week and I just wanted to share this review we did with Paul Beard from Beard Guitars
New instruments announced at the show!

Featuring:
- Josh Swift Model
- Road-O-Phonic Model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADtDZcOnz8A
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 6:11 pm    
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Love Paul Beard. I wish he had played the Josh Swift model on the tape as well. I guess this is an uodate on the old road a phonic. I had one of the originals but it never spoke to me. Wasn’t bowled over by the sound in this clip. I have always seen it as a model in search of a problem. I am actually surprise he updated it. I guess it is more popular than I thought.
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Jack Stanton


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Post  Posted 1 Mar 2019 12:24 pm    
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On the Namm video the lap function sounds fairly reso to me. Hoping they get a chance to do a better one.....
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Lance Clifford


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2019 8:35 pm    
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[quote="Bill McCloskey"]Love Paul Beard. I wish he had played the Josh Swift signature model on the tape as well....../quote]

Josh Swift signature model: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VJen7jlm6N8
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K Maul


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Mechanicville NY/Hobe Sound FL
Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 7:16 pm    
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I have one of the very early Roadophonics. 22 inch scale. It was useful for certain applications. The new ones are 25" scale. That will make a big difference in sustain, general feel and sound, I'm sure. The pick up options are a good idea.
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Jim Morris


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Cincinnati Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2019 7:09 am    
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The "lap steel" mode sounded like a tamed down real to me.sounded good, absolutely, but didnt sound like a lap steel. I dont see a way to get rid of the reao sound totally though.

The black one, wow! I want one so bad. I've always wanted a Jerry Douglass but this Josh Smith is now my favorite because it is so non traditional.
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