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Old 05-17-2018, 11:54 PM
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Default Anyone use a slide on carbon strings?

I'm interested in the idea and was wondering what type of slide you use and what strings you use.

I have a cheap pyrex slide here and was wondering if a heavier steel slide would be better. I've been looking at Wolfram slides, but the tungsten slide, at 200g appears a bit heavy for my little finger.

I use Savarez Alliance.
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:09 AM
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Tried it. Not enthused. Glass and ceramic are better than brass, but ymmv.

Sometimes on resonator tenor ukulele for blues. Again, glass or ceramic.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:47 PM
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Thomastik-Infeld offers several unusual string types for classicals, likely producing a sharper tone with a slide.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:55 PM
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Default slide on nylon

i do it from time to time on any nylon string guitar

here, on a 1930's all-birch supertone (harmony) that i restored and converted to nylon strings...the slide is a steel one i've had for decades, forgot what brand it is...open G tuning

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Old 05-19-2018, 06:50 AM
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Interesting video Jane. So you play the guitar like Elizabeth Cotton.

I think I'll have to try a metal slide, and see what it sounds like with a bit of practice.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:28 AM
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I've tried, using a brass Mighty Mite from the '70s and a thick-wall Dunlop. Thunk, thunk, thunk.

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