Slides,, which is your favorite and why,,

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  1. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Friend of Leo's

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    Brass tapered Acoustiglide is my favorite. After 30 years, I’ve collected a few and can use just about anything.[​IMG]
     
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    Landreth Rockslide.
     
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    I am only an occasional slide player and at gigs, it's going to be ' on the fly' in Standard tuning ( on Martin or an electric) to play some blues breaks.

    For this lazy technique, my glass Dunlop 212 is perfect!

    It is only about 2" long, thick glass ( good sustain), yet not heavy, and goes on my pinky. Small enough so I can still bend pinky as well as allow other fingers to fret fingerboard for chords/lead lines...
     
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    I use a bearing sleeve...

    Got a million of them... they work and fit my pinky real good.
     
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    It doesn't matter what I use it still sounds like a cat-fight:mad:

    I had about ten Coricidin bottles back in the 70s. Didn't manage to preserve a single one:(
     
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    I went nuts a couple of years ago and plunked down $50 for a Furious slide, machined out of solid titanium right here in the USA. Worth it? Who knows? But it does sound like a glass slide (my fave for electric) and it doesn't break when you drop it. And it costs enough that you keep track of it, so you don't show up for a gig without a slide.

    for the Nationals I use heavy brass, chromed for the bell brass, naked for the steel.
     
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    I prefer the feel and sound of thick glass for my own stuff, though if I have a chance to sit, I like the steel bar, too.

    But I've heard plenty of folks who do wonderful stuff with metal - Kelly Joe Phelps comes to mind.

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    I have a brass one that a guy made for me, from some radiused pipe so it has a little curve to it, and it fits my pinky nice and snug.
     
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    My slide playing pretty much sucks, I prefer to suck with a ceramic slide.
     
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    I am an incredible beginner at slide.. the two I have are a silver metal Rock Slide and I recently got an Ebony Taylor slide... they could not be more different, the Taylor one is so mellow & warm it almost sounds like it's not a slide.

    I haven't played around with the Ebony slide on my Tele yet I think.. The Rock Slide definitely has the right tone for rocking out.
     
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    I admit, I have tried lots of different tools for the job;even big toenail clippers:twisted:
     
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    Another vote for copper here. So soft it reacts with wound strings in a raspy way that nothing else does, though I do have glass and brass
     
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    From the blooze bottle website www.bloozebottle.com
    Duane got me into slide, and so my feel has all been based around the thin, light feel of the coricidin style slides. I play slide less bluesy, and more like a faux pedal steel player with reverb.
     
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    I should not run or play with glass; so I make my slides out of stainless steel.
    Pipe joint about 7/8" od drill inside out to 11/16" cut off at 1 3/4" long.

    Lite weight and fits my pinky well. IMG_20190311_171624464.jpg pop
     
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    About half my slide collection. My favorite one is 4th from the left on the top row.

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    Glass .... Thick glass ... (look up voodoo slides) .:cool:
     
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    I don't use them that often, but I have three that I like. Two are from Rockslides https://www.therockslide.com/. One is glass, sounds very smooth & slippery, one is brass, sounds, well, brassy in a musical way. I like the fit provided by the tapered inner bore & the knuckle cutaway.

    My current favorite is a ceramic slide from Rocky Mountain https://rockymountainslides.com/. It sounds like glass, but grittier. It's a little big, but lining it with a bit of that blister–bustin' adhesive–backed Moleskin works just fine.

    I use my little finger, leaving the other three available for fretting & allowing the ring finger to add a little pressure for stability & sound when necessary.
     
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