#1
I'm going to buy a slide this week because I need one to play free bird. What do they do? I don't even know what a slide is.
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#3
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it slides

PS: buy a metal one.


Whoa, you're helpful, I'm suprised you're not on the 'who to listen to' list.
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#4
It's like... a mobile fret thing. Jesus. Just look for a video on youtube or hell, look it up on wikipedia. Do you need to ask stupid shit like this on a forum? No. I mean shit, this is 2007. You have Google. ****ing use it.
#5
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Whoa, you're helpful, I'm suprised you're not on the 'who to listen to' list.

He's right you know...


Anyway, yeah...metal slides. I bought myself a glass one and I'm crappy at it -_-.
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#6
why on earth would you buy something when you don't know what it is, just to play a Skynyrd song? anyways, it slides on the neck without the noise of hitting the frets.
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I bought myself a glass one and I'm crappy at it -_-.



what happens when you drop it?
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#10
A slide is usually a glass or copper tube that you put over one of your fingers on your fretting hand... watch this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsSFGUR0IyM

the kid on the left side of the screen with the Epiphone is using the slide, good luck!

Edit:

This kid could be a beginner guitarist, why do all of you have to be such smartasses about everything? He's simply asking a guitar-related question on a guitar-related website!
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#11
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what happens when you drop it?

I play on carpet, so it doesn't really matter...


And it's not really something you would call...easily breakable.
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#12
When people play slide guitar they usually tune the guitar to an open tuning. An open tuning is a tuning in which when all the strings are play open they produce a chord.
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A slide is usually a glass or copper tube that you put over one of your fingers on your fretting hand... watch this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsSFGUR0IyM

the kid on the left side of the screen with the Epiphone is using the slide, good luck!

I've always wondered how you make that "chirp" sound.
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#15
well, he's right... it kind of does... to get the idea, take a whammy bar, put it on the string above the 3rd fret, pick the string, then slide the whammy bar down the string... that's kind of what it does
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Yeah......in german there is a saying -----> dumb question=dumb answer
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to threadstarter: would you also like to know what a guitar is, too?


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#19
Wow, to TS, you ask a simple question and you get a verbal anal blast. Good that you're taking it in stride though.
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Ok, thanks.
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to threadstarter: would you also like to know what a guitar is, too?


*reported* for being a stupid little asshole.

A slide is a (usually) metal or glass tube worn over a fretting hand finger. You don't push down on the string so that it touches a fret, but let it rest on the string. This gives a super smooth "glissando" sound. Listen to pretty much any new country song. That sort of "whining" sound is slide guitar.
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#23
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*reported* for being a stupid little asshole.

A slide is a (usually) metal or glass tube worn over a fretting hand finger. You don't push down on the string so that it touches a fret, but let it rest on the string. This gives a super smooth "glissando" sound. Listen to pretty much any new country song. That sort of "whining" sound is slide guitar.


Yeah thanks, I was tesitng it out with random metal stuff, trying to find something to use untill I can buy a real one.
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#24
I still don't how to play clean. My tone always dies .
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#25
Listen. To. Jonny. Winter.

Him and Roy Rodgers. But Johnny winter is a slide GOD. he plays great and rocks hard. cool tone, too.
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I still don't how to play clean. My tone always dies .


Me too. I'm horrible at it, but I've been practicing.
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Listen. To. Jonny. Winter.

Him and Roy Rodgers. But Johnny winter is a slide GOD. he plays great and rocks hard. cool tone, too.


Uh, you mean Roy Clark? Roy Rodgers was an old cowboy in the movies.
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#29
To threadstarter, that is a very dumb question. If you honestly don't know what a slide is, then you have no buissines playing Free Bird. To the rest of the people, glass slides are the best. I don't like metal ones because of the scratchy noise the make on the bass strings. It's kind of funny though, I don't have a slide, I use the side of a glass lava lamp, and am actually capable of playing pretty good with it. I like to use it live because it makes everyone in the audience laugh when I pull it out, and again when they realize that I seriously mean to play with a freakin lava lamp!
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#30
I use all kinds of crazy things for slides, and I'd say metal doesn't hold up as good as glass. You want a GREAT slide? Yo-Yo Ball.

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#31
Ha ha, yeah, there should be a thread for this 'What is the wierdest thing you have ever used as a slide?' I also used a screwdriver once.
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#33
*raises hand* I used an ipod cover once...it actually works quite well.


But I just started to use my glass slide again and like all of my gear, I've grown to love it! I can make some interesting effects on this little things.
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Ha ha, yeah, there should be a thread for this 'What is the wierdest thing you have ever used as a slide?' I also used a screwdriver once.


I've used my tin whistles before and I've also used a shot glass.
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