About Our Glass
Through creative innovation & quality craftsmanship, we strive to produce outstanding glass guitar slides and picks that compliment your sound and style. Silica Sound is the original handmade glass guitar slide made with a tapered fit, since 2003. Handcrafted in California, U.S.A.
HANDMADE TAPERED GLASS SLIDES
Each Silica Sound slide has a unique tapered end that provides a snug fitting grip, which can't be found in any other glass slide. Each slide is flameworked, and molten colored glass is added to the end of the slide to form the finger-gripping taper. This adds mass to the slide, enabling more sustain and inertia, while also giving the slide a unique and eye-catching appearance. While each slide is being made, great attention is taken to make sure there are no imperfections caused by the addition of the colored glass. Each slide is fully annealed to ensure maximum structural strength & integrity.
Utilizing The Taper
There are multiple ways to play a Silica Sound slide. One of the most common is to have the taper at the tip of the finger. This gives a great grip, keeping the slide snug and stable on the finger. Because each slide is handmade, every taper varies slightly in size. We can also customize the taper for you.
Folks also prefer to flip them the other way around so the taper grips the base of the slide finger. This brings the center of mass towards the base of the finger, giving a similar (yet heavier) feel to a medicine bottle style slide. A larger slide like the #428 with less of a taper is necessary for this. A #425 or #426 could work with smaller hands/fingers.
They sound and feel great either way.
FLAMEWORKED GLASS GUITAR PICKS
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