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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
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
An old, small, antique codeine bottle. Can't get bluesier than that.
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jscio

04/16/15 9:36 PM
Re: slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (reply)
I don't play a lot of slide, but for acoustic I generally use a stainless steel socket, it's heavy but has a nice tone. The brass slide I have is OK but a bit light. I don't play much electric but usually use glass. I wanted to try one...
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nilejam

04/16/15 8:45 PM
slide materials for bottleneck, opinions (topic)
I've been getting a bit serious about playing bottleneck after years of dabbling in it here and there. Probably as a result of finally having time to explore alternate tunings and finally able to fingerpick somewhat after only playing...
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scook

04/16/15 5:24 PM
Re: NRP: one of a kind (reply)
Indeed :-) I've swapped the medium for light and I found it suits the guitar perfectly for fingerstyle. Trebles really sing, and you get a great tone altogether. The 12 is just a bit thin for slide playing, but you can get away with...
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laurent

12/03/14 4:24 PM
Re: NRP: one of a kind (reply)
I was also thinking a 12 fret vintage steel NRP with rolled f holes would look cool with a vintage steel collegian coverplate.
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Michael Segui

12/02/14 1:10 AM
Re: NRP: one of a kind (reply)
Well Michael, in order to even things out, it might be possible that the top of my NRP with flat cut f-holes found its way on a vintage steel body... :-) When I asked Jason if it would make any difference tonewise, he said yes but it...
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laurent

11/28/14 10:31 PM
Re: NRP: one of a kind (reply)
Youtube is blocked at work. I will have to watch it at home. That's funny as I was thinking of one day ordering a vintage steel version but with FLAT cut f-holes instead of the ROLLED! LOL
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Michael Segui

11/28/14 9:28 PM
NRP: one of a kind (topic)
I know there're a few NRP fans out there, and here's an 'odd' one for sure:  Here is the story : This guitar came up on Ebay a few weeks ago, and given I had meant to buy a steel bodied instrument I couldn't pass it up.  But something...
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laurent

11/28/14 7:17 PM
Re: Dickey Overby (reply)
This is what Dickey Overby did best squeeze the tears out of his steel ....he was one of the best...rts..
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rockytwoshivers

11/09/14 5:29 PM
Re: National Reso-Phonic - Show Us Yours and Discuss! (reply)
Lionel wrote:I wanted to update my post: here's my 1930 style 0. Copper top and sides, brass back, steel coverplate ! A great mix, it comes from the interesting batch of early style 0 ( S 550 - S 900).Great Neck reset and set up by...
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00045

11/01/14 8:02 AM
Re: Anyone try a national hotplate through a tube amp? (reply)
Here is my Resolectric with the Bill Lawrence pickup. I have the amp way down low so that the acoustic sound of the Nat'l comes through. I'm using D'Addario J-21 set with medium plains, tuned down to C-Vastapol This is my arrangement of...
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Howard M Emerson

10/25/14 1:22 PM
Re: National Reso-Phonic - Show Us Yours and Discuss! (reply)
Actually it looks better in the picture :-) It has a satin finish (which I like, but I prefer the 'natural' version), shows a few dents here and there (it's been played a lot and carried around) but I really don't care: Most of all it's...
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laurent

10/10/14 11:16 AM
Re: National Reso-Phonic - Show Us Yours and Discuss! (reply)
That's a beauty. .. nice dark sunburst
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frank4002

10/10/14 2:28 AM
Dickey Overby (reply)
[size=120]Here's a video of Dickey a few years ago, backing up his daughter-in-law, Amber Digby. [url]
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Chris Battis

10/08/14 3:48 PM
Dickey Overby (topic)
Another legendary steel player has gone home ....1942-2014  simply one of the best..rts..
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rockytwoshivers

10/05/14 11:59 AM
Re: National Reso-Phonic - Show Us Yours and Discuss! (reply)
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laurent

10/04/14 2:38 PM

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