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    solo acoustic slide help needed

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    I'm about to re-record a solo acoustic slide piece called Mediterranean Slide. I have no idea how to record slide, so please critique my first go around I did live back in 1999. This recording is pretty "in yer face". I mic'd it close to avoid room chatter. I'm looking for an intimate setting.. not a tongue down your throat setting. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me.....
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    this is great, I find the recording to be pretty warm, not that slashing kind of metalic slide that you sometimes hear. For someone that doesnt know how to record slide you did a pretty good job on this one!!!
    Praise the Lord!!!
    Mike

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    I like the sound you got ....
    you might want to pm crawdad ... I think he plays slide so he could offer some advice ...

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    Originally posted by Fed
    I like the sound you got ....
    you might want to pm crawdad ... I think he plays slide so he could offer some advice ...
    Good call.. that's actually the first thing I wanted to do. Him and phil ummm... phil something or the other... Genius minds think alike.. so how I thought of that one, I have no idea!
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    Originally posted by JR#97
    Him and phil ummm... phil something or the other...
    philboyd studge?


    EDIT: studge! studge...
    Last edited by participant; 08-21-2002 at 22:21.

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    I likes it....the tone is about right for slide. The only thing is there's a lot of noise from the slide hitting the strings and an occasional fret.
    Crawdad would be a good one to contact about this.

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    Originally posted by Lt. Bob
    I likes it....the tone is about right for slide. The only thing is there's a lot of noise from the slide hitting the strings and an occasional fret.
    Crawdad would be a good one to contact about this.
    That's where the delima is... fret and slide noise vs boomy body. I recorded it dobro lap style with a 57 aimed at the 14th where the body and neck join.. any closer to the body and the bottom end is a bit much. I mic'd further away.. actually straight up, and it sounded flat. I tried a Shure BG 4.0 condenser and it picked up the slide and fret noise even worse. I'm guessing a side chained compressor or de-esser might help? Oh.. and technique...
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    Sweet sound..tuned to an open E?

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    Man, that's a really beautiful piece of music, and you obviously have some guitar skills that I don't (yet) possess.

    Have you tried a glass slide? I use a shotglass a lot and it cuts down on the contact noise a lot.

    (please don't totally embarrass me by writing back that you WERE using a glass slide...you could just PM that to me, and that'd be just fine)


    seriously cool piece of music

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    Originally posted by Kramer
    Sweet sound..tuned to an open E?
    Yup, open E.. but 2 steps lower to open D

    I used a raised nut extension thingy to raise the action because that low of a tuning is way to loose for slide otherwise. Another trick I use is to use a this metal piece out of a cheapo capo that's about the width of a bass E string. I Slide it under stings and put a Shubb capo behind it to keep the tension. It raises the action a tad and I don't have to fuss with loosening all the strings to add the raised nut extension thingy.
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