Ever wondered what slide is the best for playing slide guitar? Brass? Bronze? Glass? Heavy? Light? All this will — and more — will be covered in this episode of Acoustic Tuesday!
Bottleneck slides are perhaps the most important piece of gear for playing slide guitar…besides your guitar, of course! That’s why I’ve dedicated a whole episode to discussing the importance of picking out the right slide.
There are so many choices out there. It can be totally overwhelming. And sometimes, when you’re overwhelmed, you just go with the cheapest price. I’m here to advise you against doing that. Instead, take a look at these 10 slide manufacturers to see what to look for in a high-quality slide that can work within your budget.
I’ll also add that I have a preference for bronze or brass slides. I explain why in the video, but it ultimately boils down to a combination of tone and feel. I really love the heavy feeling of a slide that sits comfortably on my finger and has enough weight that it isn’t bouncing off the strings.
In addition to talking about slides for slide guitar, you’ll also hear from a TAC Family member and Guitars For Vets member on how she is able to achieve all of her guitar goals this year. Inspiring stuff, and I highly recommend you heed her advice!
Featured in this Episode…
- Robert Barnett
- Caitlin Canty
- Marcus Miller
- Scott’s Bass Lessons
- Paste Magazine
- Cristina Vane