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Frank in the swamps Bottleneck Guitarists? (43) RE: Bottleneck Guitarists? 02 May 98

Earl, I'd be happy to empty the bottles for you while you cut 'em down (special thanks to Murray!). But seriously..

I noodled a little bit with slide, but rejected the approach. I love the sound, but simply had to set it aside as one of the many things in life I don't have the time to work on. I am curious however, are you laying your guitars flat like lap steels, or holding them upright? And what finger are you using for the slide if upright? Just because I don't play a certain way doesn't mean I have no interest in your technique.

If it's of any interest, I also noodled with alternate tunings, I barely use them at all, but one I do use occasionally is to simply tune the A string down to a G. I find it gives some good bassline possibilities in the flat pick style.

Frank .i.t.s.

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