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Slides | Guitarbitz Guitar Shop

Buy from our large range of different guitar slides that we have. We stock many different guitar slide types such as: Chrome, Brass, Glass and aluminium. Each slide is good for different scenarios and give different tones. We stock brands such as Fender and Jim Dunlop which are available for sale online and in our Frome store.

What is the best guitar slide?

If you are confused on which slide to buy then don't panic. Any slide can be used for any guitar in theory as they all do the same thing but in practice sometimes using a different slide works and sounds better for different guitars.

For example, for electric guitar it is traditionally a glass slide or bottleneck that is used as they are smooth and lightweight; this means that the strings don't get pushed down which avoids the slide from hitting on the frets as it glides over the strings. A glass slide player to check out to give an idea of the sound from a glass slide would be 'Derek Trucks'.

Chrome slides also work well for electric guitars, they give a more high end and crispy sound. If you want to hear what a chrome slide sounds like then make a YouTube search for 'Joe Bonamassa Slide'.

Brass slides are good for acoustic guitars and higher actions as they tend to be a heavier slide that are more prone to push down your strings. With acoustic strings a brass slide yields a louder, more prominent sound. YouTube 'Brass Slide Guitar' to hear this slide and you'll find that generally they are used for acoustics and resonators.

At the end of the day, it's all about preference and what you like which is why we stock many slides of different varieties for you to choose from to decide which one is your favourite. 

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