FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you make different sizes as I typically use my Pinky and prefer a smaller size.
A: We have considered this, but we are hesitant to do so because the current dimensions, weight, fluid etc.. are an integral part of the desired tone and response that we were going for. When reducing the size of the slide it takes away from such desired effects. 
In the future we will most likely incorporate a custom sizing ring as to not compromise the unique tone. 
Q: Can the Liquislide be used on a Lap Steel?
A: Although slides that are typically used for lap steels are heavier than the Liquislide and made of solid materials such as metal, we seen no reason why not.
We currently have lap steel players using the Liquislide, and they love the different tone produced. 
Q: The science behind Liquislide
A: Making a Claim is one thing, Providing evidence is another!
What better way to back up a claim than looking to the science?

So let's look at the components that helped create the uniqueness within the Liquislide through the eyes of science!

Sound is an energy made by vibrations and these vibrations create sound waves that move through mediums such as air, wood, glass and liquid etc... When the Liquislide comes in contact with the instruments strings it vibrates and causes movement in the particles of the medium (in the case of the Liquislide the medium would be the liquid) this movement is called sound waves and this movement continues until the particles run out of energy. This is similar to how our ears vibrate to the original source of vibration, thus allowing us to hear. The theory that the use of fluid/liquid within the hollowed glass walls of the Liquislide will provide the predicted effect, and guess what? it does! The science shows liquid/fluid also adds to the effect due to the particles within the liquid/fluid are much closer together and they transmit vibration energy from one particle to the next. In fact sound travels much faster through liquid/fluid than most any other medium. So it's not a surprising that placing a proprietary fluid/liquid within the glass walls, the type and quality of glass, calculated weight, specific dimensions and a rounded tip add to the uniqueness and desired effect of the Liquislide!