review of rocky mountain slides
alright, so i am just getting into slides really... my dad got me a moonshine slide when i was younger but i played with it for like a day and wasnt really into it... recently though i am really enjoying playing slide.. i have been going back and learning all the slide parts to some of my favorite jams like stp interstate love song, that one song from the crow, skynyrd's freebird... jazz like that, as well as experimenting with some open tuning. I feel like the best way to learn is just to dive in, and thats what ive been doing. anyways, i got two slides from RMS and i must say, they are pretty great. they are handmade from colorado clay and look like something i would have made in my 12th grade pottery class in high school (although i couldnt have made professional grade slides, but you get the point). They are handmade and glazed with different materials to give them different sounds... i have a shavano middy hellhound red for acoustic, and a middy beauty and the beast bayou blue for electric... the only thing i can compare these slides to is the ones i already have, which is a dunlop steel and a dunlop glass... im going to compare the RMS as once because they sound very similar. the RMS is sort of a perfect combination between the two that i arleady have... it has the nice weight of the steel, but the feel of the glass... RMS gives me rad sustain, even on acoustic and it is super comfortable to play. the tonal difference is something i cant really explain, but to me, they just sound more even and warmer. the over tones are there, but not in an annoying "im horrible at slide" kinda way... to sum it up, they are they best slides i have played.... they are a bit more expensive than the dunlops, which you can get for like 5 bucks, but if you really want to get involved in this technique, it is well worth the few extra bucks to get a better sounding, and feeling model. i have no complaints at all... check them out at rockymountainslides.com. later dudes.
peace, love, and slip n slides