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Old 11-09-2020, 02:10 PM
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Default sliders! show us your slides :)

Hi there sliders,

Show us a pic of your slides!



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Dunlop 222 brass slide - never use it
Double cut real bottleneck - origin unknown
Diamond Bottlenecks Original - longer version
DB Mike Dowling Signature
DB Original - shorter version
DB Ultimate in Ruby Prism

What are yours?
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:59 AM
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Seven from Diamond Bottlenecks - two Blue Diamond, one Redhouse and four Evolution I think. A Daddy Slide Phosphor Bronze in front and a Wolfram behind on the left, don't remember which, but not the one that costs a fortune. Plus coffee and a capo. Some days my favourite is the Daddy Slide, some days, today for example, it's the darker DB on the right.
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Old 11-10-2020, 07:09 AM
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Seven from Diamond Bottlenecks - two Blue Diamond, one Redhouse and four Evolution I think. A Daddy Slide Phosphor Bronze in front and a Wolfram behind on the left, don't remember which, but not the one that costs a fortune. Plus coffee and a capo. Some days my favourite is the Daddy Slide, some days, today for example, it's the darker DB on the right.
Very cool!
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Old 11-10-2020, 07:14 AM
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Default Magnum bottleneck

I cut this one from a magnum champagne bottle with a wet saw

It's about 5/16" thick in some spots. It's got the perfect bottle glass texture with tons of mass to control the fundamental tones from the heavy string sets I use on my electrics and acoustics.

Plus, it is concave, so I can catch all six strings with no added pressure on the center strings. I put a small piece of felt inside for grip.



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I cut this one from a magnum champagne bottle with a wet saw

It's about 5/16" thick in some spots. It's got the perfect bottle glass texture with tons of mass to control the fundamental tones from the heavy string sets I use on my electrics and acoustics.

Plus, it is concave, so I can catch all six strings with no added pressure on the center strings. I put a small piece of felt inside for grip.



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Also very cool!
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:12 AM
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My mistake, I got mine wrong.
Diamond 'evolution' slides are one side glass, one side steel, and mine are definitely not, they are the lead crystal glass 'ultimate' type.
Hey, at least I worked out how to post a photo!
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:36 AM
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My mistake, I got mine wrong.
Diamond 'evolution' slides are one side glass, one side steel, and mine are definitely not, they are the lead crystal glass 'ultimate' type.
Hey, at least I worked out how to post a photo!
Still cool Joe! My Ultimate seems to the winner for me right now. I prefer the double cuts and the Ultimate is a little heavier than the others.
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Okay, I'll play. Here's what I could find around home. My stuff is spread between home and the studio.

In the circle, left to right:
a brass pipe cut and smoothed for me by my son
a steel/chrome thin wall slide
a Mighty Mite thick wall brass
a small Corricidin bottle
a large Corricidin bottle
Dunlop thick wall pyrex

Down front:
Shubb-Pearce SP3 Sally Van Meter ergo bar

The four in the middle of the circle are from the 1970s. I came by the Corricidin bottles honestly during a sinus infection while at college. They've done more live gigs than I can count and don't seem to want to break. My current favorite bottleneck is the Dunlop thick wall pyrex. Sausage fingers.

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Okay, I'll play. Here's what I could find around home. My stuff is spread between home and the studio.

In the circle, left to right:
a brass pipe cut and smoothed for me by my son
a steel/chrome thin wall slide
a Mighty Mite thick wall brass
a small Corricidin bottle
a large Corricidin bottle
Dunlop thick wall pyrex

Down front:
Shubb-Pearce SP3 Sally Van Meter ergo bar

The four in the middle of the circle are from the 1970s. I came by the Corricidin bottles honestly during a sinus infection while at college. They've done more live gigs than I can count and don't seem to want to break. My current favorite bottleneck is the Dunlop thick wall pyrex. Sausage fingers.

Bob
Awesome Bob!
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Here's my offering.

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Here's my offering.

Great stuff Andy!
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When I used to build custom laps I had these available from my website. 1" solid pyrex with ebony handle, standard Dunlop slide with wood handle added, and 1" diameter solid stainless steel with ebony handle.

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When I used to build custom laps I had these available from my website. 1" solid pyrex with ebony handle, standard Dunlop slide with wood handle added, and 1" diameter solid stainless steel with ebony handle.

Wow nice!!!
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For glass I have a nice Diamond Bottlenecks blue bottleneck. I also have weird one made out of Fiber-Optic glass, which kind of looks like a blue Cat's eye gem. Pretty, but a little loose, and a little light.



For Metal I use a Latch Lake Acoustaglide. For Lap playing I use a bullet style as I play primarily Hawaiian and Blues, and use an old Broz-o-phonic. Those may be discontinued, because... You know... Closest thing I could find new was the "Latch Lake Bar"

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For glass I have a nice Diamond Bottlenecks blue bottleneck. I also have weird one made out of Fiber-Optic glass, which kind of looks like a blue Cat's eye gem. Pretty, but a little loose, and a little light.



For Metal I use a Latch Lake Acoustaglide. For Lap playing I use a bullet style as I play primarily Hawaiian and Blues, and use an old Broz-o-phonic. Those may be discontinued, because... You know... Closest thing I could find new was the "Latch Lake Bar"

Awesome blue!
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