Setting up my 62 RI strat with the 7.25 radius for slide and it seems that the strings should not curve to the radius of the neck but all be raised and set evenly or flat across ? Is that correct?
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Yeah, kind of. The "just play it" answer works too.Setting up my 62 RI strat with the 7.25 radius for slide and it seems that the strings should not curve to the radius of the neck but all be raised and set evenly or flat across ? Is that correct?
This!, although I notice most here are inclined to want to dedicate one of their seventeen guitars for slide. Perhaps it helps justify having seventeen guitars?!Just play it with a slide and see how it sounds. I never change the actions on any of my guitars for slide. If I play a slide tune I just do it on the guitar that I am playing at that time. It just takes practice and a lighter slide.
Read Kimock's post again, the points about how many strings you note at one time are very important to this discussion. While I'm no Kimock, I find that I will have sounding at most three strings at a time, more often two or one. If anything, more radius makes this easier to do and not sound the other strings, not harder. That might not be what works for you, but just play what you have for a while and then make changes according to what you perceive to be a problem.Oh boy guess I need to buy a new neck now...
Great point. When I said I can't play on 7.25 neck, I didn't mean that someone else can't!!Yeah, kind of. The "just play it" answer works too.
I play slide and regular fretted on the same Strat, and have the bridge set pretty flat across, but inclined so it's higher for the treble strings.
That works for me, I think . .
Anyway, you don't have to jump through any hoops to play bottleneck, just put the slide on and go, but if you were to adjust the action, that's why you'd do it, to get the slide to press evenly on the strings across the neck, assuming you're playing more than two strings at a time.