What is your favorite slide?
How many do you have?
What slide material do you favor?
What material do you not like so much?
5. Do you have in slide technique advice?
Pinky finger: my fave, a tapered Dunlop brass. Ring Finger, 1B. A ceramic by Dave Lynas -which I like better on some songs. Badfinger a bottle neck from my friend, the Maddog. Pointer finger, a big socket HEAVY! Thumb- I really like a shot glass for a lap diddley.
Nice collection, Chuck. I don't like unpolished copper. I think I'd like it smoother and polished.
Looking at everybody's slides, I think the slide business would be a good business. Offer 4-5 different materials and an array of shapes, lengths, cut outs. Still it's pretty cool to go with a common object like sockets, bottles, bottle necks, polished copper.
I think I have 14 counting two shot glasses.
Nice collection, Dustin. Including the 'butter knife' type.
I have many, but these are my favs at this time. In the foreground is a ring slide, Lenny Poggan's Blue Slide. Next are 2 ceramic (favorite material) made by Doc Sigmier of Rocky Mountain Slides. In back, right is a 3/4" X 2" spacer I found at a John Deer store. And last but not least, a nice thick refined bottle neck. I'll also use anything that works in a bind.
My favorites are the RMS ceramic ones. I've known doc for a long while and in addition to being a great player, makes a beautiful product. It's always a joy to stop by his shop in Pagosa Springs, CO and try out one of his new signature series. Check him out at http://www.rockymountainslides.com/
I wear them on my pinky , so size can be an issue - skinny fingers sometimes makes for a sloppy fit.
I like the red one, Clyde. Neat card too.