Diamond Bottlenecks 'The Ultimate' Lead Crystal Slide

£24.95

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About

'The Ultimate'. A pretty bold name right?! Well it deserves it, these hand-blown lead crystal glass slides are truly stunning, I personally own many of Ian's handmade slides and have used them for well over 15 years now. Totally seamless with perfectly smooth sidewalls, available in a variety of wall thicknesses (4mm up to 7mm) colour options and specifications, these lovely slides great if you struggle to find just the right fit.

Choosing the right fit

We currently have a range of Ultimate slide in stock which I personally selected from Diamond Bottlenecks for my stock, and each one is absolutely stunning. To help make choosing which will suit you best, I have measured each slide with digital calipers. Internal Diameters are stated at the smallest measurement, as it can vary a little around the diameter due to the nature of how the glass tubes are blown. There is definitely a tolerance to be taken into account of these measurements, they are merely as close to accurate guide for each slides size as I can get.
Need more help gauging the size? Here is a guide from our blog to help you find the right sized slide

Current available stock

Currently out of stock

 

About Lead Crystal

Here's a bit of extra info about Lead Crystal slides, which I'm sure will help cement your decision of ordering one:
Hand-Blown Lead Crystal slides are considered by many to offer the sweetest, most 'hi-fi' tonal response of any currently available glass guitar slide for all electric, acoustic & resonator instruments.
Although crystal is the softest glass produced in the glass industry, the pure resonance, weight & density of true lead crystal allows the player a quality & clarity of tone not found with soda-lime (commercial bottling glass) or 'Pyrex' (boro-silicate) slides.....if you tap boro-silicate or soda-lime glass tumblers with a nail, then do the same with a lead crystal glass tumbler of similar size - you'll find the 'ring' & smooth sustain of lead crystal will be sweeter & last far longer.
Durability is applied to lead crystal by 'annealing' the blown glass tube in the 'Lehr' and allowed to slowly cool over several days, providing the required necessary hardness against knocks & string wear.

Ordering/shipping

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 4 days a week; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 14:00GMT (with Royal Mail shipping services only) to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this product.

'The Ultimate'. A pretty bold name right?! Well it deserves it, these hand-blown lead crystal glass slides are truly stunning, I personally own many of Ian's handmade slides and have used them for well over 15 years now. Totally seamless with perfectly smooth sidewalls, available in a variety of wall thicknesses (4mm up to 7mm) colour options and specifications, these lovely slides great if you struggle to find just the right fit.

We currently have a range of Ultimate slide in stock which I personally selected from Diamond Bottlenecks for my stock, and each one is absolutely stunning. To help make choosing which will suit you best, I have measured each slide with digital calipers. Internal Diameters are stated at the smallest measurement, as it can vary a little around the diameter due to the nature of how the glass tubes are blown. There is definitely a tolerance to be taken into account of these measurements, they are merely as close to accurate guide for each slides size as I can get.
Need more help gauging the size? Here is a guide from our blog to help you find the right sized slide

Currently out of stock

 

Here's a bit of extra info about Lead Crystal slides, which I'm sure will help cement your decision of ordering one:
Hand-Blown Lead Crystal slides are considered by many to offer the sweetest, most 'hi-fi' tonal response of any currently available glass guitar slide for all electric, acoustic & resonator instruments.
Although crystal is the softest glass produced in the glass industry, the pure resonance, weight & density of true lead crystal allows the player a quality & clarity of tone not found with soda-lime (commercial bottling glass) or 'Pyrex' (boro-silicate) slides.....if you tap boro-silicate or soda-lime glass tumblers with a nail, then do the same with a lead crystal glass tumbler of similar size - you'll find the 'ring' & smooth sustain of lead crystal will be sweeter & last far longer.
Durability is applied to lead crystal by 'annealing' the blown glass tube in the 'Lehr' and allowed to slowly cool over several days, providing the required necessary hardness against knocks & string wear.

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 4 days a week; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 14:00GMT (with Royal Mail shipping services only) to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE