Guide to Guitar Slides

Guitar Slide : What is it?

Guitar Slides

Guitar slides are devices used for producing glissando or sound effects while playing electric or acoustic-electric guitars. They are hollow tubes made of stainless steel, bronze, or ceramic fitted in the fourth or third finger of the left hand. They are commonly used for playing blues and rock and roll music. 

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Types of Guitar Slides

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Kinds of Guitar Slides include the following:

Stainless steel guitar slides

  • Stainless steel guitar slides are made of chrome-plated stainless steel.
  • They usually have screw-top cases to keep them protected and scratch-free.
  • They are available in small, medium, and large finger sizes.

Ceramic guitar slides

  • Ceramic guitar slides are made of a durable ceramic material.
  • They are used for both acoustic-electric and plain electric guitars.
  • They are ideal for low action sliding styles without fret buzz.
  • They are available in small, medium, and large finger sizes.

Bronze guitar slides

  • Bronze guitar slides are made of durable bronze tubing.
  • They have a deep brown shade.
  • They produce powerful sliding sounds.
  • They are available in small, medium, and large finger sizes.

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Choosing Guitar Slides (Buying tips)

Finish: For durability, choose a chrome-plated guitar slide that prevents corrosion and flaking.

Choose a tonally calibrated guitar slide if you want to use it with your standard electric guitar or your electric-acoustic one.

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