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Old 12-17-2020, 07:26 PM
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Of course, Ian and crew at DB do an incredible job of cutting and polishing a bottleneck jewel!

Here is the home made roughie:

https://www.instructables.com/Homemade-Guitar-Slide/

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Vintage Guitar Magazine had a nice how-to article on homemade bottlenecks a few months back. I was tempted but DB do such a fine job at a great price.
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Old 12-17-2020, 09:54 PM
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Vintage Guitar Magazine had a nice how-to article on homemade bottlenecks a few months back. I was tempted but DB do such a fine job at a great price.

Yeah, broken glass and guitar fingers don't go together that well!

DB have all the machines to make a jewel - $20 plus delivery for a beautiful Redhouse!

(I must get another clear glass 'Original" - it had a great gritty feel, until a friend 'borrowed' it.)

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Old 12-18-2020, 10:24 AM
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Yeah, broken glass and guitar fingers don't go together that well!

DB have all the machines to make a jewel - $20 plus delivery for a beautiful Redhouse!

(I must get another clear glass 'Original" - it had a great gritty feel, until a friend 'borrowed' it.)

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Yeah I was liking my shorter Original a lot but the Ultimate usurped it! I may have to pull it out this weekend.
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:35 AM
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Here are some of my slides.
Top right are two deepwell sockets that I got at the local hardware store. beside them is a portable ash tray that's a little lighter.
In the middle are a lap steel slide, a medicine bottle, My oldest slide that I made from a wine bottle neck when I was in high school in the sixties, following the directions in a Sing Out! magazine. Next is a brass slide that was turned by a friend with access to a lathe.
In the bottom row are two Stevens steels.



My newest slide was made by a potter for her husband, but he gave it to me.



My friend Reg measured my finger with calipers and turned a brass slide for me circa 1980. Here I am about 40 years ago trying it out on an old S.S. Stewart.

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Old 12-26-2020, 09:56 PM
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Cool slides!
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:18 AM
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Hi all!

Many thanks for all of the sweet comments - and shared photos of various Diamond Bottlenecks pieces....good to see they're still working their magic for you 👍

I'm still having endless login issues on the forum here ~ I do try a couple times each month and this is the first successful try since......well ~ I can't remember!! 🤔

We're still around and doing our stuff so if anyone needs us, please don't hesitate in contacting me.

Slide On!

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Old 01-14-2021, 12:31 AM
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I've only have two slides, a tapered brass one, and a blue glass one. I like Silly's idea of having a collection of them and keeping them in a bin, so you can find them when needed.

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Old 01-14-2021, 08:29 PM
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Awesome slides!
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