Guitars for slide playing?

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  1. somanyteles

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    Nice!
     
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    Thought you guys might like this. Slide emulation with the whammy bar! I think Beck does this?
     
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    Freeman Keller Friend of Leo's

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    I built a guitar for a jazz playing friend who wanted a Bigsby. When I presented it to him the first song he played was Sleep Walk (which I do in open G with a slide) - he played it perfectly in standard tuning using the trem. I was impressed
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I play slide on all of my guitars...I do not raise the action or set them up differently in any way—and I prefer/set up all my guitars with extremely low action...I also use 9’s or 10’s, depending on the guitar (12’s on acoustics), so you don’t have to put super heavy strings on there either. I just had to develop a lighter touch.

    Cheap, or at least lo-go/dirty pickups, sound best to me...but there’s no rules, so have at it!
     
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    That is awesome. Love that tune.
     
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    Educational :)
     
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    I can play slide on all of my guitars but I have a dedicated guitar, for slide and lap steel.

    I have a Les Paul with a wooden dowel on the second fret position, against the third fret. This raises up the strings slightly. Tuned to open D and capo the 1st fret for open E, to reduce neck tension.

    I generally, use a rock slide, but have ceramic and thin glass slides.

    I use a Fairfield Barbershop V2, for a preamp boost, string separation and touch sensitivity and use a Diamond compressor for fingerpicking.

    For delay, I stack 3 delays, on low for the Ry Cooder, slide sound.

    I use the same setup for lap steel.

    YMMV
     
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