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Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide

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This was the first Rocky Mountain Slide Company model, and was originally developed for the electric guitar player. It works great with low action, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Handmade specifically to bring the bluesiest tone out of your acoustic guitar.

This was the first Rocky Mountain Slide Company model, and was originally developed for the electric guitar player. It works great with low action, and virtually eliminates that annoying fret buzz that you get with bulkier, heavier slides. It gives you all the sustain and volume you need, but with a tone that stands alone. Glass-like, but with "warm back-end tones," it gives you more volume than glass! Rocky Mountain makes each ceramic slide by hand. They've got the classic ceramic tone you've been looking for.

FEATURES
  • Handmade
  • Classic ceramic tone
  • Approximately 7/8" internal diameter (22-24mm)
  • Approximately 2-7/16" (61-63mm) length

Put it in the cart while you're thinking about it. If you haven't played much slide, it can open up whole new realms.

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Rocky Mountain SlidesCeramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not For Me

By Mrzippy

from Omaha

Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

Ceramic Blues Boy Acoustic Guitar SlideI should make the disclaimer that although I have been playing slide guitar for years and have fun doing it I am a rank amateur that still struggles with many aspects of the craft. First off worth noting is this slide is very thin. Pictures of it didn't quite reflect that. Being thin it is very light. That might be a good thing for some. For me it didn't matter as much as I thought. I own a number of slides. They all either fit snug and comfortable on my pinky or my ring finger. The Blue Boy is somewhere in between. It is loose on my pinky. I can play it that way but it doesn't feel secure although not a big deal. I can wear it on my ring finger but I can't get it all the way on so it's unusable that way. The manufacturers website may have the reason. It mentions... [designed for quick release (bend your finger to lock, straighten your finger out to remove) ]. Maybe why its so big on my pinky. That's not how I play. That might be great for others.The ad promises less fret buzz. I didn't find it any better or worse in that regard compared to the medium thick glass or thin steel slides that I have been using.I even tried it on a guitar that has normal action for fretting. I have a lot of difficulty playing slide on it. Using the Blues Boy was no better or worse than my other slides. My Blues Boy is not perfectly round or smooth. In addition to that it has a curve to the sides, the ends being wider than the middle.The manufacturers website mentions that being handmade imperfections happen. Also that the curve is intentional since most fret boards are also curved. That confuses me since I am resting the slide on the strings not the fret board. None of my four guitars have strings that curve like the fret board does. (I never understood this).My Blues Boy has a spot on one end, about the size of a finger nail that is flattened. There are numerous pits on the surface. The edges are VERY rough. Usually that should not be a problem but occasionaly when I do a long slide down I drop my hand. If it positions just right it sounds like a finger nail scaping the bass string. Chalk that up to my sloppy playing but its a pain I don't have to worry about with other slides.To me the tone was brighter than my glass slide not warmer. The sustain maybe slightly less. Volume about the same.I've spent several hours TRYING to like this slide but I find it disappointing and a little awkward to use.I acknowledge that it could be lack lack of skill and knowledge that just doesn't know how to use it but this is one amateur that is disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best slide eva!

By Danylectro

from Clovis, CA

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Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

I've used every type slide you can think of and this is the best. What is particularly nice is that this slide works extremly well even without raising the strings. Usually I use a steel slide on electric and a glass slide on accoustic guitar but this baby does both very well. It's my slide of choice for both now.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome slide

By Dan

from Georgetown MA

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

      You wouldn't think a slide would have such an impact on feel and sound. IT DOES!!! This slide feels very natural and sounds so sweet and warm. More expensive but worth every penny! I highly recommend this product to anyone, weather you are just starting out or you are a seasoned musician. Nice, nice product!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      There Is NO Better Slide

      By Blues Guy

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • The Balance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

        Doc Has made the Perfect slide i have been searching for years must have bought 30 slides ,,glass brass ,metal,ceramic.
        Doc's unique blend and finish has created the perfect slide for easy of use and fit, but most of all the tone of his slides are what i was searching for many Years.
        metal and brass have an abrasive tone at times
        ceramic can be heavy sometimes sluggish
        Rocky mountain Slides are perfect not sluggish or abrasive and some finishes add the elements that i love about glass.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Slide Heaven.

        By sixstringapostle

        from California

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        Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

        I was using pyrex glass slides because I just can't stand the thin metallic sound I get from brass and steel slides. With the pyrex slides I always had a very dull sound that lacked grit and had a hard time cutting through the mix in a live setting. I bought this in the Hellhound Red, and the glazed ceramic gives me the perfect balance of the warm, thick and greasy tone I love(a la Steve Johnson, Sonny Landreth, Michael burks Etc;), but with just enough edge and grit to cut through the mix. With the size of my ring finger, the feel and fit are second to none. I'd recommend this product, but they make a few different models of different sizes and lengths, so make sure you're getting the right size model for you.
        The quality is superb. It feels good and the red glaze is beautiful.
        Expensive, but you get what you pay for. I personally feel the perfection of my slide tone was worth the high price.

         
        3.0

        Nice, but not my slide

        By JB

        from Georgia

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        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

        • Bumpy glaze
        • Too large for pinky use

        Best Uses

        • Third (ring) finger play

        Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

        I gambled on this slide based on other reviews. Good looking, but the glaze had lots of small bumps that you could hear as they slid across the strings.I play pretty clean slide, and this was really noticeable when I plugged in.

        I have pretty large hands, but this slide was too large to use on my pinky. In short, I guess if play dirty slide and you have really big hands or put the slide on your ring finger, this slide might be perfect for you.

         
        5.0

        Fast & Light

        By Jammerman

        from FL

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

          This slide is very light, but the density of the material totals dampens string noise and gives great tone. Super fast movement.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't waste your money!

          By Biscut

          from Humble,Texas

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

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              Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

              Bought a Blues Boy. Quality was terrible. Bumpy, pitted, very rough ends, anything but smooth. I communicated with "Doc" thru e-mails and his suggestion was to send it back (package it back up, spend my time and money going to The Post office, or as we refer to it in Houston as "that place where people grow old", and he would "make it right". What is "right" about that? Money for the slide, another money in gas, an hour at the post office, shipping cost, all so I can wait at least another week or two for what I should have gotten in the first place. Thanks "Doc", you really know how to make sure your customers are happy. Back to my Mudslide. At least it's smooth.

               
              5.0

              I Bought The Yeller Dawg - Cool Slide

              By Lunk

              from Colorado Springs CO

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              Pros

              • Beautiful Look
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Warm tone

              Cons

              • One Tip End Less Polished

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Camping
              • Concerts
              • Gigging
              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rocky Mountain Slides Ceramic Blues Boy Guitar Slide:

              I have many of this maker's slides. Once you figure out the right fit and length, buy them up! I have one in every acoustic case, including my resonator and 12-string.

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