Need a good bottle slide

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Migs, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. Migs

    Migs Member

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    I have a big brass slide (not a fan) and a Rocky Mt ceramic slide (awesome). I am looking to get some genuine bottleneck blues on my new resonator. I am looking for suggestions - preferably something I can buy online. I have seen a bunch on ebay, but I appreciate and rely on your advice. Thanks, Migs.
     
  2. BluesForDan

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    my coricidin bottle (real deal, not reissue) has been the slide for me, for many years. If I ever lose it or break it, I'll have to find another.
     
  3. Ransome

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    My 2 cents Ian at Diamond Slides makes the best slides on the planet. I have the Evolution and don't use anything else on my reso's, cigar boxes or my electrics. Pricey? Yes, but you get what you pay for.

    BTW he uses lead crystal for his glass, it's like butter!!

    Ran$ome
     
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    +2 My favourite (with the heavier wall).
     
  8. Bluzeboy

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    Maybe I'm the anomaly but I make my own. There's no trick to it. Find the right bottle (neck NOT curved, etc) Drink whatever is in it (there's the fun part) and take the bottle to a Jeweler with a rock saw. Two cuts, polish and you're done.
     
  9. JohnSS

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    I also make my own. I score the bottle (the thicker the glass wall, the better the tone, in my experience) with a glass cutter. Boil it for 10 minutes then plunge it into ice chest and break by hand (wearing protective gloves). Get a clean break about 75% of the time, so best to do several at a sitting.
     
  10. TB72

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    If you like Rocky Mountain's ceramics, why not give their glass Swamp Frogs a try? I've got a couple of them that I like a lot.

    Later...
     

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