Power of Priorities

Power of Priorities

"If dad uses the word socialism at the dinner table he should know by now I"m going to stick up for Bernie Sanders, and if mom cant forgive me for getting argumentative than that's her problem, even if it was at Christmas...
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Maintenance

Maintenance

Something I love about building these resonators and Mulecasters is the coming up with new ideas.  Four years ago I didn't know how to cut metal.  Now we are finishing up our 225th guitar.  225! I never could have imagined...
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Charley Hicks

Charley Hicks

Charley Hicks is the man.  You want a new blues voice that isn't Chicago blues? How about this guy. He recorded videos for every one of Charley Patton's songs.  He just rips. Follow him on instagram too. He's bought three...
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handmade?

handmade?

Handmade: Important, overrated, a little of both....? If you're feeling gutsy and your feelings aren't easily hurt, duke it out in the comments.  ...
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Just Use a Mic

Just Use a Mic

I'm sure this will be a bit of a touchy subject, but that's why I'm writing about it.  It's not just regards to resonator guitars, if you have any guitar- any instrument at all- and you also play for people this applies to...
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Resonator guitar - Brass single cone
Brass Resonator Guitar - Tri cone
Review

Review

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Steel single cone Resonator guitar
The Haag Spinning Lathe

The Haag Spinning Lathe

The resonator guitar cone.  The myth, the legend. Built in mojo bag. Talisman and bringer of all that is good and loud in the world. Ok, that's overkill. But we love them don't we?  It's such a unique part of guitar culture....
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#500

#500

Number 500. FIVE. HUNDRED. Thanks to all you Mule people- the joy of this work is being part of your stories and music. It’s incredibly inspirational for us and it feels big. The collection of stories is my pride and joy....
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Blackie trio

Blackie trio

So we buttoned up the black and tortoise themed trio this week and they are stunners. We knew you liked black and also tortoise so this pic is for you   A single and double cut Mulecaster, and a black resonator with tort...
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Doug Wamble at Mule HQ

Doug Wamble at Mule HQ

The miraculous Doug Wamble stopped by Mule HQ and recorded A WHOLE BUNCH of videos that are now live on our YouTube channel.  For the playlist, click here. ...
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Resonator Guitar strings

Resonator Guitar strings

The guitar strings our guitars ship with are these: Daddario resonator flat tops But we buy 15/s as singles and replace that for the top end. Use bigger strings and tune down. Let's things vibrate.  Use flat tops on all your...
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The New Sound of Steel - Setup

The New Sound of Steel - Setup

How should you set up your Mule? Like a guitar.    https://youtu.be/se52aH1t98I...
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Why "Mule"?

Why "Mule"?

My first real guitar making gig was at Huss and Dalton Guitars in Staunton, VA.  A fine group of people set in the paradise of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I was 20 and the world was big and conquerable and Mark and Jeff gave...
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Brass Resonator

Brass Resonator

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The Other Side of The Coin

The Other Side of The Coin

Every idea has another side of the coin.   Do you know any 'coin flippers'? "Let's take the dog for a walk. " "We can't , my mom might call." "Let's try this new product, it might reach more people than we have now." "But it...
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Steel Tricone Resonator
The Steel Wheels SpokeSong tour

The Steel Wheels SpokeSong tour

I'll be helping these fine fellas pull their instruments on bicycles 350 miles through North Carolina the next two weeks. If I'm slow on the reply it's because I'm struggling up a mountain somewhere, fear not, I will respond....
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