Suggestions for electric slide guitar

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Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby stratman_27 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:28 am

The other nite at our rehearsal the guys really were digging my slide riffs that I played on my strat. Just single string riffs for the most part as I keep my strat in standard tuning. So I'm looking for a cheaper guitar to put in open tunings to play slide on. I may end up needing a couple guitars as I may end up using a couple different tunings. I have been leaning towards like a Squire Telecaster or one of the lower end Epiphone SG's. I have an old 1960 something Coral Hornet but its in pieces and needs major restoration. Give me some thoughts and suggestions.

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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby bighollowtwang » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:15 am

The Coral Hornet is actually a pretty cool choice for slide...anything with those Danelectro lipstick pickups is going to sound pretty damn good!
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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:34 am

One of the lower end Epi SGs would certainly do well. I've got a Special II, in fact a factory refurbed second, that's a great slide guitar.

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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:57 am

DITTO on Ric's feelins about the Epi Special! Hellava deal at around a 100 bucks!
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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby oleman » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:21 pm

I'm with BHT on this one. I put lipstick pups in my slide frankenstien and the tone makes it hard for me to put it down once I start playing.

Dano stuff isn't that cheap anymore but I love it for slide in open tunings.
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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby guitarslim101 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:29 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-17-06 AT 12:32 PM (EST)]If you don't want to spend the time refurbing the Hornet, you can sometimes find old Dano-made silvertones pretty cheap on eBay.
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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby bighollowtwang » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:41 pm

>you can sometimes find old Dano-made silvertones pretty
>cheap on eBay.

I got my '57 Silvertone C-1 for $250, and then lucked out on a '56 Danelecto U-1 in ultra-rare original green finish for $300. I also have a '64 Silvertone 1457 (the two pickup amp-in-case model). They are surprisingly versatile guitars, despite the cheap chic factor. My C-1 sounds the way a good Telecaster should sound.
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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby guitarslim101 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:46 pm

Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1960s-SUPRO ... dZViewItem
could also work well. Those old Valco pickups sound great for slide.
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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:53 pm

And you won't have to pay extra to get it "relic'd."

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RE: Suggestions for electric slide guitar

Postby bighollowtwang » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:55 pm

>Something like this:
>http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1960s-SUPRO-SUNBURST-Electric-Guitar-ORIGINAL_W0QQitemZ7407006558QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>could also work well. Those old Valco pickups sound great
>for slide.

I agree, the Valco pickups sound great and FAT as hell...but that particular guitar is a fairly cheap student model with a VERY short scale neck. I had one about 10 years ago and never really bonded with it.
I also had a Supro Dual-Tone (with two of those pickups) and that was a fantastic guitar that I still regret selling. They are getting expensive, though.
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Coral Hornet

Postby stratman_27 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:48 pm

I have been planning a resto for the Hornet as I recently found out its a pretty rare model. Vincent Bell Signature Model with 3 lipstick in it, most of the ones I've seen while doing research on it have two pickups. It was a gift from my high school band director circa 1987 when I wanted to learn to play the guitar. I learned to play on the old Hornet but never played it out in public because I was embarrassed by my old raggedy axe. Everone else had Ibanez, Charvel's, and Kramers back in those days and my old beater didn't have that super saturated tone. Yes I'm planning on putting it back together and using it but for now I need something to play in my current situation. I have a Yamaha RGX series guitar with a locking tremolo but I don't know if I can get the action high enough to be a good slide guitar. Keep the suggestions coming. I hear the Epi LP Jr. makes a pretty decent slide machine as well.

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RE: Coral Hornet

Postby wigginsplayer » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:55 pm

I have an Epi G310 which I play slide on. Sounds great to me, and a lotta fun.
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