If you are into tweed and worn out looking gear these are for you. Tonally they sound like a standard brass Rock Slide, but they resemble something from the bottom of the Bayou. The Rock Slide individually hand age these using a multi-step recipe of destruction. They have a perfectly smooth finish for playability.
Aged Brass Rock Slides are all done by hand so no two look alike. There is no sanding, dinging, or scuffing involved so the surface is smooth, not scratchy. It’s a satin finish vs. the high gloss polished finish. It sounds the same as the polished version and the patina will wear off with use.
Each slide is aged by hand. Appearance WILL vary from slide to slide. Some look like the picture, some come out with more black, some come out with gold or leopard spots.
How Should a Rock Slide Guitar Slide Fit?
Forget everything you’ve read in slide books or heard from your guitar teacher saying you need giant slide with full string coverage. That’s old news. Ideally these should fit snug enough that you can point your finger straight down at the ground without the slide falling off. The proper fit is for the slide to stop at the large knuckle creating a 2/3 finger slide. This allows you for bending of the finger with the slide on which makes, playing, fretting and chording MUCH easier. Full finger slides feel like wearing a cast which is limiting and not recommended unless you already have this habit and know you like it this way.