how to determine finger diameter?

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how to determine finger diameter?

Postby lason » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:07 pm

after reading all of the reviews of diamond bottlenecks, i've developed a bit of GAS for one. i don't know what the right diameter i need is. i have a couple of slides laying around and they all seem to fit well, but i was able to try them on before buying. can someone help?
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Postby grady » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:24 pm

Measure the distance across the opening of one of the Slides you have that fits well and tell Ian that's what you need.
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Postby allanlummox » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:31 pm

Man, I just use the diameters from Sears Socket wrenches - my pinky's a 9/16.

Not quite sure why, since Ian ("Diamond") wasn't quite familiar with those (He had me bring him one) but he's gottem my size right a couple of times now - I have 2 of his slides that are absolute perfect fits.
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Postby wwpete52 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:21 am

You could cut your finger off and send it to them. That way they will make one just the right size! On second thought, you could go to a jewelry store and ask them to measure your finger with a ring sizer.
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RE: how to determine finger diameter?

Postby lason » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:38 am

thanks for the replies. which would be the ideal slide to get from diamond? i want something that gives a lot of tone and sustain.
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Postby mickeypainless » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:44 am

>>>i want something that gives a lot of tone and sustain.

NOOOOOOOOOOOO... Not the ol' "Tonal and Sustain" question! This may be a longggggggggggggggggg thread!
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Postby grady » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:25 am

Yikes !!!!

I agree Mickey.
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Postby bluzeluvr » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:35 am

>thanks for the replies. which would be the ideal slide to
>get from diamond? i want something that gives a lot of tone
>and sustain.

I recently purchased an "Ultimate" -- closed end, rounded top. Tone? Sweet and "musical". Sustain? Plenty. It bested any slide I ever tried, and I've tried quite a few.
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Postby mickeypainless » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:02 am

I've gotta deside which slide I want and shoot Ian a order! I do like the look of the blue one Dan likes so much!
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Postby allanlummox » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:21 am

I don't have a blue one - I have a grey, bullet shaped Ultimate, and a salmon pink open ended one. Both sound excellent - the heavy leaded glass is a good recipe for desirable tone and makes the note sound great however long it's sustained - but the pink one has been my favorite.
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Postby mickeypainless » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:34 am

Hmmmmmmmmm... who had the pic of a blue one on a thread awhile back? Guess I'll go lookin back a few weeks and hope it wasn't cyber sucked in our last alien invasion!
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Postby mickeypainless » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:35 am

Or maybe I'm goin color blind along w/ all the other gettin older crap! LOL
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RE: how to determine finger diameter?

Postby lason » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:53 am

how are the evolution slides?
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Postby grady » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:44 am

I use the blue Red House model by Diamond.

I love it.
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Postby bluzeluvr » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:15 am

>... I have a grey, bullet shaped Ultimate, and a salmon pink open ended one. ... - but the pink one has been my favorite.

I have a gray, bullet shaped Ultimate as well. I haven't tried the open-ended version. What do you like better about it? Just the fact that's open-ended? Any difference in sound quality?
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