So, my house - or at least the rear half - is a complete and utter mess. The bathroom (it's downstairs!) is basically a crater. We had a plumber in yesterday, putting some new pipes in. I made him a cuppa - as you do - took it into him and found a length of copper piping on the floor. Couldn't resist trying it on my ring finger, it fitted nicely - so I asked him if there was any chance he could trim it down a little?
He left that piece as it was, and cut me a couple of pieces to the perfect length for me...
They sound, and feel, absolutely great on the electric - not too great on the acoustic, but hey, I've still got a plexiglass slide for that.....and I've also got another couple of feet of copper piping to play around with.
I don't know how much slides cost in, say, the USA - but over here, they're bloody expensive! Â£10 for a piece of glass, about Â£12-13 for brass or chrome...in dollars that's about $15-18. So getting a couple of slides for the cost of a couple of cups of tea strikes me as being well into bargain territory...a couple of hours with the power saw, and I've got about another 10-12 slides. And I have quite a few friends who play guitar - I guess it's up to me to pass a few of them on, right? It's the honourable thing to do - cost me nothing, so I'm duty bound to pass 'em on for free....
Got to say, I LOVE my new slides......that's what you call a RESULT!
"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)