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Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
I got one of these from John Pearse and really like it; the contour just seems to work for me.  Nice and heavy, good fit and great tone; YMMV.
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PrairieSchooner

07/31/15 3:06 PM
Buddy Emmons 1937-2015 (topic)
A day seldom went by for so many years that steel players around the world including myself that Buddy Emmons did not have a direct impact on us....for Steel players it really is the day that the music died...my humble thanks...Mr....
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rockytwoshivers

07/29/15 10:13 PM
Re: Anyone know where I can find a used Rayco reso?  (reply)
I finally gave up on this, and decided to build one.
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om45dlx

07/12/15 4:18 AM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
If you want to line the inside of a bottleneck/slide with cork, here's what you need:http://www.homedepot.com/p/Con-Tact-Specialty-Coverings-48-in-x-18-in-Cork-Liner-04F-C6421-06VP/100388887If you want to line it with felt, which is my...
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Howard M Emerson

06/16/15 11:19 AM
Re: Which tuning? (reply)
Thanks Howard. - I haven't seen you around much lately.I'll give it a try, and see if the twiddly bits work in fluently with it -  it sounds right from what I can hear.EDIT - That's a common version of C6.
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Tony Done

06/15/15 7:29 PM
Re: Which tuning? (reply)
Hi Tony,If you search around his web site, there is some tablature for 'Big Butter & Egg Man' and it has the tuning listed as CEGACE, low to high. That would be a good guess for the video you linked to as well.HE
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Howard M Emerson

06/15/15 2:33 PM
Which tuning? (topic)
I came across this while surfing Youtube: I like it at both the technical and melodic levels, and I'm wondering what tuning it is. What I have figured out so far is that it is in C, and the 6th string is tuned to a "middle" C, not as...
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Tony Done

05/25/15 11:25 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
There are cork repair kits for clarinet on ebay that self adhere. I have a good collection of different slides with some ceramic slides called mud slides that look pretty much the same as the rocky mountain slides. They are a bit to thin...
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gjohnson

05/24/15 3:49 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
The piston pin sounds promising. The ones I've seen have a nice thick wall. Do you have any pictures of yours? steve
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scook

05/20/15 7:53 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
After using all kinds of steel, glass, and brass slides I discovered case-hardened steel---the best for tone, feel, and sustain.  I went through a box of discarded piston pins at a machine shop and found one that fit.  It cost a few...
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Rockradstone

05/16/15 8:48 AM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
Thanks for all the replies! I've got some good info now to build upon in my search for what works best for me. steve
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scook

05/01/15 5:14 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
find a good backyard engineer (usually some old guy in a shed who likes tinkering with vintage car parts and fixing lawnmowers) who has a metal lathe. Measure the OD of your slide finger, work out the length you want, then buy some...
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skipster

04/28/15 9:57 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
After lots of purchases, I think the slides that Ian McWee makes are as good as it gets. http://www.diamondbottlenecks.com/Main.html
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longboardsurfing

04/28/15 6:40 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
I've glued felt inside one or two slides before to get a good fit, never thought of cork. Great idea, Tony!
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Jim Behnke

04/25/15 3:12 AM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
The cork rings are made from bottle corks, and are just a friction fit so you can get them in the right place. I add a spot of superglue dropped on the joint if they are too loose.I use a cork borer to make them, but I guess you could...
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Tony Done

04/21/15 8:07 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
Thanks for all the replies. Tony, the cork on the inside is an interesting feature. I might try that to see if it gives me more control and "grab" with my pinky. What type of adhesive do you use for this and does the cork form a ring all...
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scook

04/21/15 6:34 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
^^^^^Nice collection. I play about 50-50 slide and acoustic, and slide exclusively on electric. I have experimented over the years with many different materials, shapes and sizes. I've come down to two, thick-walled brass and genuine...
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Tony Done

04/19/15 12:23 AM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
I've had/tried many materials/weights of bottleneck since the late '60s. Coricidin bottles didn't, uhh, "resonate" for me - too thin-sounding. My long-term favorites are the heaviest brass slides I can lay hands on. For how I play, tone...
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Jim Behnke

04/18/15 5:49 AM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
Thanks for the replies. Anyone have experience with Rocky Mountain slides? They look kind of interesting. I think my slide search is going to be the long quest like string, pick, guitar, amp, etc choices....
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scook

04/17/15 1:34 PM
RIP Tut Taylor (topic)
Already posted on the Bluegrass page but I figured not everyone here frequents both pages.http://bluegrasstoday.com/tut-taylor-passes/steve
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scook

04/17/15 1:31 PM

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