Slide - I've kept a copper slide that I had given to me years ago in my gig bag and near my amp while home for a long time and I had never put too much effort into how I used it. Lately, I have been slowing down with expectations for it and working with it more to understand the technique with a bit less haste... I have enjoyed the times I've played with it, meaning; I'm enjoying the sounds I hear. But I wonder if I'm missing something initially - this slide is a heavy peice of metal and I see most players with those clear plastic slides. Is there a huge differnce in this? Does it weigh the hand down so one may play differently in subtle ways? I've also found a happier place with it on my 3rd finger rather than the 4th finger, but I'd like to form chords with three fingers and/or the thumb so I am focussing on improving my 4th finger. Anyone have a strong preference here? Perhaps I should just go get a plastic slide (ya'think???) and test it on my playing... This is all new to me,but I'm enjoying it.