NSD/New Slide Day

Tricone

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Got a new slide today. I have spent the last few hours testing it out and am very pleased. My new slide is a:
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It is a Rockslide Joey Landreth brass slide. All Landreth slides are size small but have a 1/4" more playing surface than the regular small slides.
The weight is great and extra length enables full chord slides. Fits my pinky great helping to improve technique. I believe it is a keeper.
 

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I do like a new slide day and that looks good. Thicker and heavier than their standard maybe? Too small for me though.

A plug for a too little known UK maker


Up there with my favourite DaddySlides (from Germany) and very reasonably priced - from £18 plus postage.
 

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I do like a new slide day and that looks good. Thicker and heavier than their standard maybe? Too small for me though.

A plug for a too little known UK maker


Up there with my favourite DaddySlides (from Germany) and very reasonably priced - from £18 plus postage.
Thanks for that link. I'm not sure how I keep losing slides but I do, and I never seem to be able to find a good one!
 

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Thanks for that link. I'm not sure how I keep losing slides but I do, and I never seem to be able to find a good one!
Other people like Ben's work too.


And for glass there's only one choice!


I did treat myself to a couple of Wolfram's more budget slides; beautiful but stupid prices - don't go losing them!
 

Tricone

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I do like a new slide day and that looks good. Thicker and heavier than their standard maybe? Too small for me though.

A plug for a too little known UK maker


Up there with my favourite DaddySlides (from Germany) and very reasonably priced - from £18 plus postage.
Hello WW. Yes, they are a little heavier than regular small. If small is too little, the regular medium is same length as the JL model.
I have used the regular small for years and love it, just not quite long enough for chordal work.

Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
 

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Hello WW. Yes, they are a little heavier than regular small. If small is too little, the regular medium is same length as the JL model.
I have used the regular small for years and love it, just not quite long enough for chordal work.

Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
I've got a medium size standard version in their swampy finish to match the Mule, but I don't get on with the various cutouts and prefer something a bit heavier so it tends to stay on the shelf.

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What is the purpose of that cutout visible on the end of the slide that's resting on the guitar?
It's for the adjacent finger to rest in. 20220806_130653.jpg
I find the edges of both cutouts a bit sharp and the idea a bit unnecessary and I have other slides I prefer for weight and length. But @Tricone likes his, so it's a very personal thing.
 

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I have the Ariel Posen signature slide, also from Rock Slide, that I've really liked. I've found it especially useful for playing slide in standard tuning. I also play with the slide on my pinky and it works well there.

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Ariel Posen gets some nice tones with his Mulecaster. Good player.

I really like the bullet end slides. I use mine like a tone bar "over hand" when playing "free jazz." It works great for that. BTW, Go Dawgs!!
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Tricone

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It's for the adjacent finger to rest in. View attachment 1013728
I find the edges of both cutouts a bit sharp and the idea a bit unnecessary and I have other slides I prefer for weight and length. But @Tricone likes his, so it's a very personal thing.
Getting ready to order a Diamond Ultimate Ruby Prism, tapered interior, 7mm wall. I have to decide on length.
Thanks @WingedWords for the head's up. I have been looking for a nice,heavy piece of glass. This might do I think.
 

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Here is a pic of my standard rockslide small and the Landreth. You can see the difference in playing face length. I like the patina of my old one, looked just like the new one. After 3yrs. daily use.
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Gotta say I love slides and the tones you can get with them. Finding a new one that you really like is akin to finding a new color you never saw before. Good stuff.
 

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I've never found one that was comfortable. I'd like to see something like a glass slide cut in half, maybe a little less, lengthwise with a couple of elastic bands to hold it in place. Or something like that
 

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Getting ready to order a Diamond Ultimate Ruby Prism, tapered interior, 7mm wall. I have to decide on length.
Thanks @WingedWords for the head's up. I have been looking for a nice,heavy piece of glass. This might do I think.
Hope you like it - I'm sure you will. A NSD post when it arrives.

Some people get hooked - this is a festive pic of one addict's collection from Diamond's Facebook

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Tricone

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I've never found one that was comfortable. I'd like to see something like a glass slide cut in half, maybe a little less, lengthwise with a couple of elastic bands to hold it in place. Or something like that
Took me years to find my fit. Boney fingers I guess. That is one thing I like about the Rockslide, the interior is tapered and doesn't roll around when playing.
 

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It's for the adjacent finger to rest in. View attachment 1013728
I find the edges of both cutouts a bit sharp and the idea a bit unnecessary and I have other slides I prefer for weight and length. But @Tricone likes his, so it's a very personal thing.

I won't suggest you should like the slide, as we all have preferences. But those sharp edges could be cured in a few minutes with a file and some sandpaper.
 




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