Tools for the Task: Slides
February 11, 2015
A look at some of the slide options available today.
Be you a seasoned pro or about to get your slide on for the first time, the sheer variety of materials, sizes, and styles can be overwhelming. We compiled a small sampling of fingerwear options to help you release that inner bluesman.
DIAMOND BOTTLENECKSThe Ultimate
Handblown, lead-crystal glass slides individually crafted to a player’s specs including choice of wall thicknesses, internal diameters, lengths, and color options. Monogrammed “mojo bag” included.
SILICA SOUNDHandblown Glass Slides
These individually handblown glass slides have a thickened end for a better grip on the tip of players’ fingers. Available in two gauges and several graphics options.
JETSLIDE™Stainless Steel Slide Bar
This slide allows players to work slide licks while still retaining full use of their fretting fingers for chords and solos. A glass-sleeve add-on and a brass model are also available.
PEACELAND MUSICOriginal Killer Brass Guitar Rings Available in different sizes for a customized fit, these slides are designed to be worn on the middle section of a finger for a seamless transition between fret and slide mode.
THE ROCK SLIDE®Original Aged Brass Rock Slide
Tonally similar to a standard-brass Rock Slide, these multi-step hand-aged slides have the look of generations of hard use with a perfectly smooth finish.
STEVE CLAYTON USAChrome Socket Slide
Tool sockets have great grip, but tend to be unevenly weighted. The Socket Slide incorporates the 12-star gripping benefit for playing control, but is equally weighted for better balance and tone.
BOOZE BLUESHandmade Guitar Slides
Available in four lengths and used by guitarists from Derek Trucks to Gary Rossington, these slides are individually handcrafted from select wine bottles and handpolished to a smooth luster.
Packaged with four ring-size options for an optimal fit, these two-piece brass slides are easily reversible so players can rotate for unencumbered fretting when not in use.
JIM DUNLOPTempered Glass Slides
Processed from boron silicate, heat-treated, and annealed for a flawless tube, these slides are meant to provide a warm, thick tone and accentuate the middle harmonics of your sound.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLIDE COMPANYDouble Dipped Guitar Slide
This custom stoneware slide has a two-glaze combo for sweeter tones, and a pair of handpolished raw strips on opposite sides to generate subtones for a nastier sound.