Re: Best Electric For Slide?
- From: "Tony Done" <tonydone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:27:20 GMT
"jtees4" <jtees4@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ubtaj5d18sj6po2lsh07id53458al7diua@xxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 12:40:19 -0800, Rufus <not@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
jtees4 wrote:On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 11:14:44 -0800 (PST), Geetar Dave <ebz@xxxxxxx>
I favor my Telecaster, but I admit that it's the first guitar I reach
for, for just about everything.
I recently assembled an abandoned Strat that has a rather flatter
fretboard than my other guitars. I used it at a live show last
weekend, and was surprised at how the flatter neck worked for my
modest slide use in that set (2 songs, I think). that Strat also has a
fatter tone in general than my regular Strat, and it also has a
Honestly I can't remember the last time I used a slide with a
humbucker, so you've caught me in the middle of re-evaluating.
I think the flatter the board radius the easier, so you really hit on
a good point for the OP. Maybe find something with a nice flat
Something else one could try a fretboard with a radius is to set the
action flat as opposed to following the fretboard radius. Could be a
compromise that might help?
True enough...with a slid it should not matter as long as you are only
using slide and not switching back and forth.
AFAIK, all modern guitars intended for spanish position slide have a radiused neck and nut. However, National Resophonic (maybe others) use a flat saddle. I've never seen much advantage in that, because the place where you theoretically want the strings flat is around the low frets where string clearance is small. Once you get to the high frets (where a flat saddle makes the strings flatter) you have more clearance anyway for pressing the slide down harder for good string contact. In practice, I haven't found any difference in use between a tight radius tele neck and flatter National,/Gibson/Beltona style. Also, the flat saddle on the National Resophonic doesn't feel any different to the normal radiused saddle on the other guitars, except that it makes the action a bit high on the high strings. I will put a radius on it one day when I can't think of any other tinkering to do.