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I have lots of options for my "carry slide": chromed steel (a couple of socket wrenches, very heavy but beautiful-sounding), ceramic (a cheap blue-glazed commercial thing, roughly the same weight and texture as my Number One), and glass (including a vintage medicine bottle -- a heavy, gnarly slide, not quite as heavy as Number One, but very close in tone). My question is: Which of these (apart from the socket wrenches) is the most sturdy and break-proof? Is bottle glass my sturdiest option? Should I settle for a socket wrench? (Far better in case of bar brawls, but GOD they are heavy.) Are vintage med-bottles durable?
Any thoughts are welcome.
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- Albus Dumblechord
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If I did though, it'd probably be a light chrome steel slide or a perspex slide - the perspex one, in particular, is as light as a feather. Might be too light for your needs, though - sounds like you favour a heavy slide, in which case the chrome steel might be a good option.
Wander down the plumbing aisle the next time you are near a hardware store, and buy a short chunk of whatever is the right diameter for your finger.
Durable and cheap. If the sound is to your liking.
So I looked like I was deep
- Guitari Lama
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