Medicine bottles

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Medicine bottles

Postby Jusatele » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:34 am

OK, first, I havenot the greatest history of slide playing, actually it is a newer thing I am getting serious about.
I kinda messed with it before, but now I am taking a few lessons on it and having a blast.
But
Slides, OK I bought a few of the dunlops, were at the local music store
however, they do not sound the same as glass
and
I love in a house that is over 80 years old, every once in a while as you are gardening you find some strange stuff, I once found a medicine bottle and when I messed with it on the guitar it sounded so sweet. Clean and clear.
Who sells something like them? or what sounds like them?
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Re: Medicine bottles

Postby diamond » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:11 am

Hi jusatele, if you're after a real glass pill bottle slide - not pyrex (and you're a pinky-finger player) please drop me a line & i reckon we can help you here :wink:

Slide On!

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Re: Medicine bottles

Postby Jusatele » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:06 pm

wow, nice site, looks like a place that is serious about slides
I am a ring finger player
I must decide how to size it and get back with ya. :?:
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Re: Medicine bottles

Postby allanlummox » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:47 pm

There's a whole alchemy to the sound of glass on steel strings.

Fortunately, Ian is the Alchemist.
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Re: Medicine bottles

Postby Gham » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:39 am

Hey cool,I ordered a couple of Diamond Redhouse's the other day.Oh yea,first post..hi guys
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Re: Medicine bottles

Postby Lo-Fi » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:47 pm

If you haunt the flea markets and junk shops old medicine bottles are still easy enough to snag. A few weeks ago I scored an old blue glass Alka Seltzer bottle that has been working out real well. Alot cheaper than going the store bought route.
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