The Axys Reversable Slide

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Re: The Axys Reversable Slide

Postby Neal » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:15 pm

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:
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Re: The Axys Reversable Slide

Postby Disciple » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:46 pm

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.

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:
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Re: The Axys Reversable Slide

Postby OldWailer » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:46 am

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. . .
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