Guitar Slides are a whole new way to express yourself on the guitar.
There's no real correct finger to wear a slideon, it mainly depends whether you're playing pure slide guitar or are only adding in slide parts between chords and notes.
Slide Guitar Players
The incredible Derek Trucks is often seen playing with a glass medicine bottle slide, on his ring finger, whereas the more traditional blues guitarist Keb 'Mo' uses a ceramic slide on his pinkey finger.
These two slide players, and slide playing in general, is usually found in Blues guitar music with the first appearance on a record dating back to 1923, played by American Country Blues artist Sylvester Weaver.
Guitar Slide Sizing
As you can imagine this is not a one size fits all situation, therefore guitar slides for sale come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate for all players hand sizes. Usually sized in ring sizes, this gives a more accurate way of knowing if a slide will suit you or not.
Guitar Slide Types For Sale
Secondary to size is the material type, with glass, ceramic, steel and brass slides out their what is the real difference and what type should you go for?
Glass slides provide a warm and smooth, some would say "angelic" sound.
Metal, or Chrome slides give a rougher, sharper sound and would be more suited to Blues Rock.
Ceramic slides sit nicely in the middle of these two and can provide the most versatile sound.
Jim Dunlop are one of the best brands when it comes to buy a guitar slide and provide a wide variety of sizes, materials and shapes to suit all your needs. Check them all out below and happy sliding!