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Finding a Slide

Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by troyhead, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Paul M

    Paul M

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    Some of those ceramic slides would go with the guitar bodies @Milkman is working on.
     
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  2. colchar

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    David Hamburger has written a couple of good books on learning slide - one each for electric and acoustic. I have both, and plan to use them along with whichever online course I decide to follow.

    Actually, I think I might have an extra copy of one of his books if anyone wants it. I'll check later to confirm.
     
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  3. Rozz

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    I got it because I was a Winter fan too. I didn't get much out of it at all. After I got it I realized I should probably learn how to play without a slide first lol. I had another book called 'Improvising Rock Guitar' which I used quite a bit. It was actually pretty good for the time. It had a flimsy 45 with it as well.
     
  4. Rozz

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    Thats it! I can't believe you still have it, I am suitably impressed. lol

    I actually thought it was blue, but mental acuity is a thing of the past.
     
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  5. Mooh

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    Cool idea. They were commissioned on a whim from a local potter I really like, except the red one that came from a potter in either Ottawa or Kingston (I forget exactly).
     
  6. Wardo

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    I can still remember the song on the Winter 45 .. lol
     
  7. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Hamburger is a good writer and compiler of instructional material. Many years ago he consulted with folks from the now defunct Acoustic Guitar Magazine Forum, who were known to teach, about a series of books he was working on. In return for my input he sent a box of the books which I distributed to my students.
     
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  8. Rozz

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    LOL nice. I can't say the same.

    These young whippersnappers will never know how lucky they are these days with YouTube as a learning resource along with all the software you can get. I remember 'record copying' in my parents basement for hours; picking up the needle on the record player and putting back over the same lick, time-after-time. Sometimes giving up after spending an hour trying to copy just a few notes in a fast passage. Ugh...
     
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  9. Wardo

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    I’m pretty sure it was blue - probably released with different covers - pretty sure that is the same pic but it had a blue tint
     
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  10. Hell Hound

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    This is my experience:

    Glass slides if you want to try and play like Derek Trucks. Glass is nice and light but still has mass to it if you get a big thick one. I use a Dunlop 213.

    Brass sounds great but is heavy so lends itself to less rapid movements up and down the fretboard. I have a Rockslide with the rounded tip.

    They are both the same length because anything shorter and I no longer intuitively know where the top of the slide is while playing.
     
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  11. colchar

    colchar Gold Member

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    Would it maybe be an idea to create a learning slide thread over in the 'Technique' section for those of us who are embarking, or reembarking, on this slide journey?

    I know one (or more) exists but that one might be a bit cluttered so perhaps it would be an idea to start a new one? We could share tips, info, courses we've tried, books we've picked up, etc.

    I really want to learn it properly this time (I like slide enough that I could be happy just playing slide, and never playing normal guitar again), and am thinking that a thread/mutual support group might help.

    Would anyone else be interested?
     
  12. cbg1

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    a trick for snugging up a loose slide is to cut a small circle of fabric.... say 3" in diameter.... center your finger on the fabric and the slip the slide on.

    adjust circle size and fabric weight until you find a fit that works.

    cheers
     
  13. 1SweetRide

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    Dunno, this thread seems to be going well. Maybe move it there?
     
  14. colchar

    colchar Gold Member

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    I used two sided padded tape for my brass slide.
     
  15. colchar

    colchar Gold Member

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    We need to get @davetcan on the case.
     
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