"No problem. I actually get those at Lowe's. I've never found them at HD. They are in the section of hardware with all the drawers. They are just labeled "steel spacer" if I recall correctly. I've heard TSC has brass but…"
"Yeah the bone tends to be a bit brighter, but I like using the wood part..a bit warmer sound with nearly no string chatter like ceramic or glass. Mass does make a difference in sound, the ideal slide for me would be one of my wood topped ones…"
"Yeah, I can't see me picking one type over the other. I like steel with acoustics, and glass or ceramic with electrics. I think the biggest difference is the feel. I do hear a tad more resonance with a ceramic, but would the listener? The…"