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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-08-16T03:46:43+00:00 2013-08-16T03:46:43+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>

That "slide" would be very easy to replicate. Brass is easy to cut and shape and soldering a brass ring into the curve of a segment of slide tube would be quite easy.

I agree, Disciple--I even went to a hardware store and found that I can buy nice thick brass plumbing nipples (yeah, that's what American plumbers call a short length of pipe threaded on both ends). However--the cost of a nipple that would probably make two slides is about nine bucks--the time to do it in my shop with my tools would probably be some unkown number of hours--especially the polishing--I'd rather be playing guitar for those hours and let them make the thing at the factory for $15 plus shipping.

I might still make one for the fun of it--but I think they are a good value to just go ahead and buy them. . .

Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:46 am

2013-08-14T20:46:07+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>
If one really wanted this sort of slide, if you couldn't manage it yourself a plumber friend would certainly be able to fix you up. Might be cheaper to offer Neal the thousands he's hoping for. :wink:

Statistics: Posted by Disciple — Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:46 pm

2013-08-11T22:15:36+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>
OldWailer wrote:
Well, I got the slide a couple of days ago, and I've given it as much try-out as I'm going to. It is a very clever innovation--and it might work for some players--but not for me.

Neal wrote:
I have one and can't use it. The metal is too light, and the tone produced isn't very good. If you're playing electric, I think you may be ok, but acoustically they're not very good.

Tried to warn you.... I see you got the ring thing. Those look good. I have an old "Lenny Blu-Slide" that works like that, don't use it, but it's a nice little conversation piece. Nice thick wall. Works well for what you have in mind. I bet you won't find one though, I'm holding out for thousands and thousands of dollars on this little piece of obscurity.... :lol:

Statistics: Posted by Neal — Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:15 pm

2013-08-09T05:07:51+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>
I played for a while with my old brass slide on the pinky and the Peaceland on my ring finger--so I could change back and forth very quickly--the only real difference I could hear was that I was getting just a bit more volume and perhaps a bit more sustain from the old brass slide. If you really need the extra finger for something--it really works nicely.

One caution--if you get one--measure very carefully your ring size (directions on the site) for the part of your finger you intend to wear it on. I thought I'd want to wear it on my pinkie--like a regular ring--but it turns out that it works much better on the middle bone of the finger--so I ended up with a ring that works well on my ring finger middle joint. I ordered another one today--so I should have one soon that will fit correctly on my pinkie--where God intended slides to be. There are some little pads packed with the ring--so it is easy to size it down a size or so--but you'd want the size to be pretty close. . .

Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:07 am

2013-07-26T16:25:03+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>
I sent my Axys slide back to Rick Shubb--he was very understanding and quick to respond to what I wanted--and he gave me a full refund with no questions asked when he got it back. Just saying--he is good to do business with, if you ever want to try one of these out--they would probably work well for other players--just not for me. . .

Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:25 pm

2013-07-20T12:18:05+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]> ... uitar-ring

Or search Google Images for Guitar Slide Rings to see dozens of ideas and products that try to deal with this.

Statistics: Posted by Disciple — Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:18 pm

2013-07-20T12:07:08+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]> Statistics: Posted by Disciple — Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:07 pm

2013-07-20T01:53:20+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>

The sounds of instruments are created as much by their limitations as they are by their strengths. If you want to create a slide that sounds as though you're not playing with a slide... It's because you can't play those licks cleanly with a slide that makes the difference.

If I wanted to create a sound that sounds as if I wasn't using a slide, I think I'd just not use a slide! What I like to do is sound like I'm playing regular--in standard tuning and get occasional riffs with the slide--that sound like a slide. The huge benefit of playing like this is that I don't have to re-tune all the time or even change guitars--I just miss that little finger sometimes when I'm playing regular.

Why would anybody want to sound like they're not playing with a slide when they are? I play slide because I love the sound of a slide. Sorry, I just don't get that--maybe I'm just having a dense day. . .

Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:53 am

2013-07-18T20:03:41+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]> ).

Statistics: Posted by The Breeze — Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:03 pm

2013-07-16T11:58:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: The Axys Reversable Slide]]>

On the plus side that slide would definitely allow for some things that would be impossible with traditional tubes. Again stuff that would be outside my skills. :blink:

I think a similar thing would be the creation of a clip that mounts conveniently and that would hold reliably your tube. If it was just the right tension you could get your finger in and back to playing pretty quickly or drop the tube off there. That would have it's limits also but might at least get you playing those complex things that keeping the slide on prevents. :idea:

There is also a small ring like slide that only covers to your first knuckle, tone would probably weak on that but it would also allow the transition from fretting to sliding in ways that regular slides don't. :?:

Statistics: Posted by Disciple — Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:58 am