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Wondering if the slide players out there have a preference of fretboard radius? I'm somewhat new to slide playing and find that a rounder radius screws me up.

For instance I'm more comfortable on my Les Paul and even more comfortable on my casino coupe (Same radius but a little higher clearance), but the Strat just throws me off.

How about you folks?
 

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I find it easier to play slide on a flatter radius, but I do have a Tele set up in open G that has a 9.5" and it is very easy to play.
 

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Don't radius the strings to match the fret board.
I like that idea, however I don't want to mess with the Strats setup as it is not a slide specific guitar. I'm going to focus more on the flat radius boards and then try transitioning over when I'm a little more solid on slide in general. (Adapt to the radius)
 

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I like that idea, however I don't want to mess with the Strats setup as it is not a slide specific guitar. I'm going to focus more on the flat radius boards and then try transitioning over when I'm a little more solid on slide in general. (Adapt to the radius)
You can also buy/make slides that are curved like the smaller radii.
 

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If you're tuning down to Open G or Open D, you'll probably want to raise the action & install a slightly heavier guage string on the ones that are being tuned down, notably the high E down to D will be spaghetti city.

If you don't want to mess with your guitar's set up, then it's probably best to tune up to Open E to have enough string tension & avoid "clacking" your slide against the frets.
 

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My Mustang has a smaller radius--and I don't like playign slide on it--fortunately my other guitars have a flatter radius...
And my LP copy is set up for slide
 

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Funny I was thinking the other way. I set upped my DC for slide, raising the wraparound and getting heavier gauge strings, But I though the flatter radius made the single string picking harder. I know muting has a lot to do, but the second and third lower strings are hard to isolate and keep the sustain on them.

Didn't know about the curved slide. I'll look into it. You have a specific link to share ?
 

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Didn't know about the curved slide. I'll look into it. You have a specific link to share ?
No sorry I don't,but I know a few different manufacturers do offer them.
I don't buy slides anymore,I get a kick out of making them,plus I'm not playing much anymore at all.

edit...Dunlop makes some and Daddyslide.
Search for concave slides
 
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