The Bros Landreth may be a relatively new band but their latest work has taken the blues rock world by storm. Their mixture of blues, country, rock and pop gived them a unique sound that no one has ever really gotten close to before. One of the things that gives them their sound is the amount of slide playing guitarist Joey Landreth does and the tone he gets. While his amp and guitar are obviously a huge part of his sound but so is his signature small slide from the guys at Rockslide.
Based On A Classic
Joey's slide is essentially a longer version of Rockslide's small brass slide which had massive flexability in touch and tone but didn't really fit across an entire neck comfortably. By extending it from 1 3/4" to 2 3/8" you get a bit of extra range and also a bit of extra weight letting you get a bit more grit out of the sound when needed.
History Of Rockslide
These guys have been making slides in the USA using top of the range CNC machinery since 1999! They were the original inventors of the internally tapered slide which has been very popular with all kinds of blues, rock and country artists.
It is not just the internal taper that makes this slide great. They have also cut away a portion near the back of the slide for your knuckle to allow for better movement as well as a small carveout on the sides to allow better location of your other fingers. All of these come together to make a slide that is not only comfier to use but also a lot more controllable.
Here's what Rockslide says about the Joey Landreth Guitar Slide:
We met Ariel Posen and Joey Landreth through our website where they started out as customers. Joey eventually sent us a copy of their album "Let it Lie". When we listened to it we were floored by 4 part vocal harmonies, acoustic, dobro, and straight up rock with a hint of country. It's no wonder they are Juno Award winners and touring internationally. Over the years, we have become friends and recently developed a signature slide for each of them.
Joey's slide is a modified version of our original small brass slide. We stretched it out to 2 3/8 - inch length compared to the original 1 3/4 - inch length. This gives some added weight and full string coverage.