if you play slide this is a must have........

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  1. TRIODEROB

    TRIODEROB Senior Member

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    so I waited several months but it was worth it.

    a leaded crystal slide from England ~!

    These blow away any pyrex, wine bottle or brass slide I have ever tried.

    and you can order it custom to your hand - read the details.


    I am not connected to them in any way , just telling you about a great product.......


    check them out:

    http://www.diamondbottlenecks.com/DB08/index.asp?n=13
     
  2. D.G.

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    Yup, I'm a big fan of the diamond bottlenecks tonebars for my steel guitars.
     
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    pbradt Senior Member

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    I lose them too often to spend $38 for one.

    Dunlop 213s are right for me.
     
  5. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder Gold Supporting Member

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    I just might have to check one out.

    Took a drawer out of my computer desk recently and while rummaging through it above the tile floor was suddenly and rudely reminded that all of a sudden I needed a new one.
     
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    That sucks. Been there. Thanks to the OP, I'll have to check that out.
     
  7. TRIODEROB

    TRIODEROB Senior Member

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    thats pyrex -

    this is leaded crystal

    (night and day better on the tone - not even close)

    remember bob brozman has had his same slide for 30 years!

    (look at that photo- what a badass !)

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  8. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    I keep meaning to order one. I'm just sure I'll either lose or break it. And I do love the tone of my Latch Lake Acoustiglide, which is (nearly indestructible) brass.

    But someday...
     
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    I read that Lowell used a Sears socket wrench type of thing....may want to look into that...
     
  10. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    i've been eying these for a while; in what way are they better than generic dunlop glass? (besides the custom-fit thing, which is way cool.)
     
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    My brass slide will still be here, unchanged, long after i'm bone dust.
     
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    I'll 2nd that. Sustain like a Shubb lapsteel bar. The weight takes getting used to though.
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I've looked at these before. I can never decide on options. Which model did you end up going with? I'm currently using a blown glass slide with a thicker open tip.
     
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    Ransome Silver Supporting Member

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    I might add Ian is a great guy. I've had my Evolution for years. The lead crystal side is like butter compared to any other "glass" type slide.

    One thing I wish he would make a brass Evo. He and I have talked about this, but it's never come to light.
     
  15. Carbohydrates

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    I'd be pretty scared with one of those. I just use a brass one these days - I once dropped (and consequently smashed against the concrete) two glass slides in one band practice!
     
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    mtndog Gold Supporting Member

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    in addition to the weight, I found that when I was trying one for awhile, it got rusty inside, so you might consider a means to counteract that. Did give a might fine tone......
     
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    That looks like quite a different animal from my Duane-era Coracidin bottles. I think I'm going to have to order one - thanks for the link!
     
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    You would have to compare them yourself, but it's the same thing as the difference between a real tortoise shell pick and a Fender heavy basically.
    A material issue mostly.
    If you enjoy playing bottleneck on electric and acoustic, and all you've ever used is pyrex, you should treat yourself to the difference. It's pretty dramatic.

    I don't own/use a Diamond, I have some misc. uranium glass thing that somebody gave me, but it's basically the same deal compared to the pyrex.

    Re: fit, the Dunlop number system for size is a pretty loose system.
    You'll see a lot of variation in every dimension for the same number, so if you do find a Dunlop you like, you're going to have to search thru a bunch to find another that has the identical size.

    A higher quality material with a consistent fit for a little more money is probably a good deal if you've got some skin in the game.
     
  19. vintage66

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    The bottleneck ones are only $12, which is a bargain since they sand down the seams and make the cut so smooth. The seams are the biggest pita with bottlenecks-hard to find a bottle that doesn't have one on each side that you have to avoid touching the strings.

    I have a lead crystal (I think) slide from Silica Slides, which is very nice and is tapered inside. I'd like to try one or two Diamonds though. None of my slides actually stay on my finger when I point it toward the ground, which would be nice, but I only put them on up to the second knuckle, so that's hard to find. The Silica is almost there, but the taper starts just a bit too far up to make it stay on.
     
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    I prefer a Craftsman deep well socket.....
     

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