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Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:09 am
by Clifford D
Thanks for the offer, that is a good slide, I have no idea about the fit, what are you asking?
I happen to be asking this at a bad time with minimal money coming in. I just have my student and I'm not making bills, gotta get a partime job, teaching guitar and this economy is pretty rough.
Anyway let know the price and I need to figure out size, I also have kinda thin fingers. We'll take it from there.
Again thanks
Disciple wrote:Hey Clifford, I'd sell you the Paloma Stone slide I have. I messed up on the size, if it fits you maybe we can work something out, depending on where you are.

It`s blue and measures 22 mm inside diameter and 69 mm overall. It`s just to big for me.

I`m going to order the next length smaller in a 20 mil diameter.

It`s really a nice slide I didn`t really think the size thing thru real well.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:00 pm
by Disciple
I'd send it to you shipping paid on my end if you pay me the twenty I originally spent on it.

How ever if you have thin finger perhaps it's to big for you also. If you are a pinky finger slide guy like me it might be a bit big. If you use the next finger like many do then possibly it is fine.

I'd say best bet is to try on a known size..... 20mm are pretty common on most music shop racks. Go from there. If you are comfortable in below 20 then this will be to big if 20 doesn't fit then this is a good deal for you.

Personal taste as well, some guys like to bend thier finger to grip a slide others like me prefer it to stay put from a close fit.

Let me know. No pressure I just don't think I'll use this one much and it could save you the shipping which is $4.00 from Paloma.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:12 pm
by jayseibert
Disciple wrote:Hey Clifford, I'd sell you the Paloma Stone slide I have. I messed up on the size, if it fits you maybe we can work something out, depending on where you are.

It`s blue and measures 22 mm inside diameter and 69 mm overall. It`s just to big for me.

I`m going to order the next length smaller in a 20 mil diameter.

It`s really a nice slide I didn`t really think the size thing thru real well.


If the slide you bought from me is the wrong size for you, send it back to me and I'll be happy to replace it with one that fits. You pay the shipping back to me and I'll ship you one that fits. Cheers, Jay Seibert Paloma Stone Slides. www.stoneslides.com

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:22 pm
by jayseibert
Jakeblues wrote:I like the feel of the Palomar. It plays and feels nice. It's slightly rough for my taste, but nothing compared to Rocky Mt slides. I think I'd be my go to slide if it was unfinished inside. (The Diamond has an "imperfection" on the inside. It's a mall bulge that let's the last segment of my finger hook onto. It,s a keeper)


Hello. If the Paloma slide you have is slightly rough to your taste, then you should consider sending it back to me for a free replacement. The surface should be smooth and hard... sometimes slides go out without my personal inspection (my wife lends a hand every now and then) and I'm sorry if you got a "bad" one. I currently throw out about 13% of all slides I make due to imperfections that appear at high-fire temps (2400 degrees).

As far as finish on the inside... my slides are glazed on both sides on purpose. I have heard too many complaints about other slides with an unglazed inside surface getting scummy. dirty, damp, and smelly from the clay body absorbing sweat from the finger. My glazed surface will always be clean to the touch. Also, if your slide absorbs any kind of moisture on the unglazed interior surface, you probably have a low-fire clay body... and that's another story for another time.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:26 am
by kiwiblues
Man, I hope your wife doesn't read that post. Mine would skin me alive if I blamed her for poor quality control!!

jayseibert wrote:
Jakeblues wrote:I like the feel of the Palomar. It plays and feels nice. It's slightly rough for my taste, but nothing compared to Rocky Mt slides. I think I'd be my go to slide if it was unfinished inside. (The Diamond has an "imperfection" on the inside. It's a mall bulge that let's the last segment of my finger hook onto. It,s a keeper)


Hello. If the Paloma slide you have is slightly rough to your taste, then you should consider sending it back to me for a free replacement. The surface should be smooth and hard... sometimes slides go out without my personal inspection (my wife lends a hand every now and then) and I'm sorry if you got a "bad" one. I currently throw out about 13% of all slides I make due to imperfections that appear at high-fire temps (2400 degrees).

As far as finish on the inside... my slides are glazed on both sides on purpose. I have heard too many complaints about other slides with an unglazed inside surface getting scummy. dirty, damp, and smelly from the clay body absorbing sweat from the finger. My glazed surface will always be clean to the touch. Also, if your slide absorbs any kind of moisture on the unglazed interior surface, you probably have a low-fire clay body... and that's another story for another time.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:13 am
by jayseibert
Kiwi,

Blame her for poor quality control? My wife is welcome to read any post, anywhere, any time. We have an excellent, honest relationship and she would never think of skinning me alive for any reason. :wink:

Debbie and I have made pottery for a living for over 30 years. We make everything by hand or thrown on a wheel... no molds. no slip-casting, no cheating. When you work so closely together for such a long time you get over making mistakes and adjust very quickly... I have made many pottery mistakes over the years and she is always welcome to comment or criticize my work.

More to the point, I make the slides and bars by myself... with no helping hands. If I am not mistaken I believe that when that order was shipped out, my wife was kind enough to lend a hand shipping while I was laid up in bed for a couple of weeks with heart issues. She got over 20 orders shipped out for me! Only one complaint came in... :shock:

And finally, as far as Paloma slides are concerned, I can't correct a problem if I have no idea that it existed. All Paloma slides and bars guaranteed for life... (see my website for the complete verbiage)... there is no time limit on exchanges or returns. :D

Want to see our pottery? Go to http://www.clayrabbit.com

Jay

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:03 pm
by Jakeblues
I came home yesterday to find. small package in the front door... from Palomar Stone. I have to say, my expectations of ceramic slides has been colored by previous experience, which has been that the surface is a little rough. The one in "slide challenge" was far smoother than any ceramic I'd used, however, there were s few spots that gave a little "grit" to the sound. Nothing you can see on the surface, nothing you can feel with. finger tip. In fact, something you'd be hard pressed to get a finger nail to snag on.

The replacement is as smooth as any glass slide I own and the feel is great. A lot of that is hard to describe, but it seems to come from the thickness of the material, without the weight associated with other materials.

Tone is a matter of preference. I strive for a fat warm tone on electric, and a clear, chiming tone on reso (that's what I strive for...doesn't mean I get it). This one is right up my alley. There is nothing "wrong" with a gritty tone, say scoured copper pipe on a slack tuned biscuit bridge reso. That makes it's own statement. This slide is more my style.

Thanks for the help Jay.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:40 pm
by AZLBRAX
Don't matter shit what slide you use. If it does then you're just a hobbyist. Pros like me can slide with anything.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:51 pm
by Jakeblues
I guess my secret's out: I'm a hobbiest.

Re: The Slide challenge

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:21 pm
by Disciple
Wow.....on anything??????? :blink: