A new style of slide guitar!
Traditional slides are tubes that cover your pinky or ring finger. This forces you to adapt to playing with 3 fingers which can take a long time to master. The Black Mountain Slide Ring lets you play slide guitar whenever you want to without sacrificing the use of your pinky or ring finger!
Thanks to this innovative slide ring, you can play four-finger chords, four-finger scales, bar with your pinky and ring finger, but still have the option to slide whenever you want to!
Black Mountain’s spring-fit design assures comfort and stability. Plus, the added mass of our design – over 50 grams of high quality steel – means that you get the tone of a full-sized slide packed into the versatility of a slide ring.
If you’re a beginner, the Black Mountain Slide Ring is the perfect first slide. If you’re a pro, the Black Mountain Slide Ring is an essential addition to your tool chest and will unlock a myriad of creative possibilities.
The traditions of slide guitar are beautiful and expressive because they explore the spaces between the notes and allow guitar players to break out of the confines of the frets. With the Black Mountain Slide Ring, you can journey freely between these worlds, without being locked into either style. You can switch between regular guitar and slide guitar whenever you feel the urge!
Made for guitar players, by a guitar teacher
The Black Mountain Slide Ring was invented by a full-time guitar teacher, Cole McBride.
This patent pending invention allows guitar players to switch between slide guitar and regular guitar on the fly!
How to wear your slide
The Black Mountain slide ring is meant to be worn on the middle segment of your middle finger as shown in the picture below. The spring loaded arm should clamp your middle finger between the arm and the metal ring. This enables you to take full advantage of being able to play normally with four fingers, but have the option to play slide whenever you want to!
How to place your slide on the strings
Float the slide above the frets on the strings of your guitar without pressing down too hard. If you hear the clicking of the frets when you slide, then you are pressing too hard.
How to get a clean sound
Mute the strings behind the slide with your index to achieve a clean sound as shown in the last picture in the listing.
How to get a raggedy slide sound
When you put the slide on the strings without muting behind it with your index, you will get a raggedy sound.
If you know that your fingers are slightly smaller or larger than the average finger size, then order Small or Extra-large accordingly. If you think your fingers are of average size, then you can order Regular size.
The cool thing about the Black Mountain slide is that the spring-loaded arm makes it a universal fit and so you don't need the exact right size for the slide ring to fit. The plastic arm will conform to the size of your finger and make it comfortable and stable.
If you would prefer to measure your finger to find out which slide to order, please refer to the below instructions.
1) take a piece of string, thread, or dental floss and wrap it around the middle segment of your middle finger (see the picture in the listing to understand that the slide is designed to be worn on the middle segment of your middle finger).
2) stretch out the piece of string and measure how long it is. This will give you the circumference of the middle segment of your middle finger.
3) Refer to the chart below to pick the size which is best for your finger.
Smaller than 2 1/4 inches (57mm)
Between 2 1/4 inch (57mm) and 2 5/8 inch (66mm)
Larger than 2 5/8 inches (66mm)
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