#1
Hi all

So I hav got rid off the excess noise with fret hand muting wetc, but I am finding that i cna;t seem to get good vibrato or long one out of my slide. Now I am not the best slide player, so i think there is some "woodshedding" to be done, but I read that thicker slides give better vibrato and tone, leading to my next question.

Should I get a thicker slide. Currently I have a bronze slide, about 1mm thick that I use on the acoustic, and a glass slide, about 3mm thick for the electric. I had been thinking that pwerhaps a thicker slide would give me a better tone and also better vibrato, what do you think?
#2
Raise yer action, also, try a thicker slide. Slides are cheap, you can never try too many. I have the thickest pyrex slide dunlop makes, more for durability than anything (I'm good for dropping the buggers)
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#3
Quote by Kevin Saale
Raise yer action, also, try a thicker slide. Slides are cheap, you can never try too many. I have the thickest pyrex slide dunlop makes, more for durability than anything (I'm good for dropping the buggers)


Thanks man, I had thought about the action, but as I only have one acoustic and one electric, I didn';t want to raise em too much cause slide isn't my main style, although the acoustic has reasonably high action (not deliberate lol)

Sounds good though, as does pyrex, I drop the buggers too! I didn't know the action had an effect on the vibrato of it, learn something new everyday. I agree, never enouhg slides, partly cause they are never around when you need one!
#4
It'll help give you sustain, which should help with the vibrato. Also, with the electric, try using some gain, I use a fair amount of gain when I slide and I get good sustain which makes vibrato louder. When you get some feedback involved it gets that much easier.
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