October 3rd, 2006, 08:49 AM
after some months of unsatisfying slideguitar-sounds with humbuckers, p 90s and teles i decided to wave goodbye to my tremarm. i put all 5 springs into the strat, turned the two screws full in, put 13-56 strings, set action at 4 mms and voila: the perfect slideguitar-tone. at least for me. its a classic 60s strat with an steelblock. over the years i experimentated with every kind of guitar, pickups. and nothing beats a strat for slideguitar. i do not know what it is, but its a fact. maybe only in my head, because all my slideguitar-heros (ry cooder, lowell george, bonnie raitt, on and on) planted that sound so deep in my brain, that nothing can replace it. be it like it is: that strat will be a slideguitar from now on.
October 3rd, 2006, 09:13 AM
Readin' ya loud & clear!
October 3rd, 2006, 10:12 AM
Yeah, I love my old 65 strat set up for slide. Only - slight - problem is I don't like the action way too high because I also like to use it in standard tuning sans slide, from time to time. Therefore, I learned to not have such a heavy touch with the slide as I do on my acoustic, for example. But the stratocaster is a hard slide guitar to beat; the tone variation is better than a gibson LP or SG, IMO, those guitars do sound fat and great, but only tend to do so on one pick-up, I feel - whereas the strat sounds distinctive and all the selector postions sound good
The g string on mine, for some reason, sometimes has a tendancy to 'rattle' at the twelth fret position using the slide, no matter how much damping I use. I even raised this string a tad higher than the rest, but it still does this.
Even my telecaster has a tendancy to, and - again - only on the g string. Could it be the gauge? I tend to use 11's for both guitars, anything less sounds weak and watery IMHO.
October 3rd, 2006, 05:08 PM
put 13-56 strings, set action at 4 mms and voila: the perfect slideguitar-tone. at least for me.
haha, sounds like my telecaster! ;)