The open Slide Guitar thead....

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by so1om, May 7, 2018.

  1. jimbojo

    jimbojo Squier-holic

    Jun 30, 2010
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    Great thread, been playing guitar for 40 years and finally decided to try some slide, even though I have owned one for years.

    I am using a green glass bottle beck slide, not sure of make, but it fits and I like it. Mostly using my Oscar Schmidt Delta King that I added some Kent Armstrong P90's to, raised the action a bit but not to where I can't barre a chord. Right now messing with open E. Digging it a lot.
     
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  2. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-Nut

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    Yeah Papa Joe, Roy also played slide on TV appearances with the heel of his boot (still wearing the boot and standing up). I'd seen him do the mic stand slide, too. But like you, I was awe-struck watching and hearing him play on live TV. Duets with Glen Campbell were always a treat, too.
     
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  3. bgmacaw

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    I did that once, looking for good wine bottle slide necks and small glass liquor bottles to use as bridges on diddly bows. It turned out he manager of the store had taken guitar lessons from the same guy I did back in the 80's. It was a good time reminiscing about our former teacher who had died a few years before.

    The bow on the right came out of that conversation...

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    And, while I'm posting pics, here are just a few of my slides...

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  4. Undone

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    I remember watching Roy Clarke and Buck Owens every Saturday night at my nannie's house. Right after Lawrence Welk :D
     
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  5. Undone

    Undone Squier-Meister

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    I stare at a 750ml bottle of Absolut every night and every night it fits my hand perfectly. :cool:
     
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  6. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Here are some interesting observations..

    Yesterday I tuned up the G-400 to open E to make some comparisions. First, I do notice a difference on the ancient Coricidin glass bottle and the new Dunlop imitation bottle, Pyrex material. The Coricidin has a better tone, easier to sound clearer, weight about the same. It also fits better. Those old original Coricidin's are kinda rare these days, so back in the drawer it went.

    I also noted that the chrome metal slide is much smaller in diameter and thus more "transparent" in the fact that it's not a big wad of something creating a bloated finger -it's just as if I'm gliding along with a plain finger. So I'm going to look for a glass slide, not Pyrex, and smaller diameter.
     
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  7. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-Nut

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    Check out these guys, It's where I got my Coricidin copies. http://www.diamondbottlenecks.com/PillBottle.html
     
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  8. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Thanks. That's pretty cool.. Though I'm not sure it needs to be longer. The vent hole is a cool idea.

    As I have an original, I can measure that and end up with some very close. Great tip! and reasonable price!
     
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  9. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Nut

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    Check your local antique mall. It's not difficult to find old glass medicine bottles there for not that much. You have to clean tu hem out good because most are rather nasty inside.
     
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  10. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

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    Try this sampler. There might be a keeper here for you!

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    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=263055018730
     
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  11. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-Nut

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    They will make them to length I'm pretty sure. They make all of Knopfler's slides, so they're good enough for me!
     
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  12. ADLGMT8

    ADLGMT8 Squier-Meister

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    I have one guitar in Open G all the time now and use a brass or chrome slide. Sounds good to me!
     
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  13. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Meister

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    I have one slide : a Jim Dunlop 228, fairly heavy, polished stainless steel I think. I also have a chrome-plated tube cut from an old chair...

    I never obtained a decent sonic result playing slide except... With a Ukulele ! :confused:

    I gave up and "shifted" to this, that I bought for 100 Euros unused like new with case and slide :

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    And this FS-52 RI is... Still like new and unused, in its case :rolleyes: ! One day, maybe, I'll play it... :oops:

    A+!
     
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  14. Cindy Cashdollar tears it up using a lap steel.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  15. Not sure why that guys videos are all mirror / reversed imagery?
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  16. eaglesgift

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    I'm surprised she didn't go into the adult film industry with a name like that.
     
  17. Papa Joe

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    If she had done so she would have been a star..Fine looking lady..
     
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  18. eaglesgift

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    I was thinking that too but wasn’t sure I’d get away with saying it. :)
     
  19. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    So... The aforementioned chrome metal slide I purchased back in 1977 or so...

    At the music stores they would have a counter display card of guitar slides, all in a poly bags, and a little instruction sheet of sorts. They were stapled on there and you'd pick one and pull it off the display. There was one for electric, one longer one (12 string I guess?) one for larger fingers, a glass version.

    Lo and behold yesterday, I found the little "instruction" sheet that came with that slide I bought -which is still my favorite metal slide. I'll have to take a pic and post it for those who are curious..

    BUT! That also had the manufacturer's information on it, Jan Mar Products. That leads to an internet search and to eBay and to this gem. It's likely that it's from the same type counter display card that I got my old chrome slide from. Vintage, baby!

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=253596225792

    I can't wait for it to arrive so I can promptly drop it and break it.
     
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