#1
I was thinking of buying a guitar slide.

My locla guitar shop has both metal and pyrex glass slides, all in different sizes/weights etc. The pyrex ones are between £5 and £7 ($10 to $14) and the metal ones are between £8 and £12 ($16 and $24).

I have no experience with guitar slides so can someone recommend a good "starter slide"? Like diameter, material etc.
#2
I suggest a thick glass slide to start off with. It's good to have at least 1 steel one, 1 glass, and one brass.
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Metal ones sound too bright IMO. Go with glass.

Brass is less bright than glass.
#7
i quite like my ceramic one, but i admit to being a total noob at slide. i prefer it to my brass one, anyway.
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#8
I use a metal chrome Dunlop slide, it's great, but is heavy. imo it would be better to use glass if you're starting out on slide as you'll find it easier to function with.
#9
Metal ones are quite harsh, i have one and i hate it. I've used a glass one before and it has a much better feel as well as sound.
#10
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Brass is less bright than glass.

Really? I've never tried a brass one then probably. All the metal ones I have tried in the past have been very bright and 'zingy'.
#11
my brass one seems pretty bright, but that's compared to my ceramic one- i don't have a glass one to compare to...
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#12
IMO glass is probably the best place to start, they're nice and warm sounding compared to the metal ones I tried.
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#13
these days, slides are getting stranger and stranger. you have Chrome, Brass, Glass, Ceramic, Glass covered Brass, Glass covered Chrome, thick wall, regular wall, half finger slides, full finger...

personally, i love glass slides. they are nice and mellow, not too shrill or bright, they have a good weight and i find they don't wreck the strings as much as metal slides. the trade off is that they break a lot easier than brass or metal slides.

i highly recommend the Dunlop blues Bottle. its a reproduction of what duane allman used.
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