Wolfram Martin Simpson Artist Series Signature Slide (small size)
Wolfram have distilled the essence of their no-compromise, award-winning tungsten carbide slides into the affordable Artist Series, delivering amazing tone and feel in a precision stainless steel guitar slide.
- Machined in the UK from a solid billet of marine-grade stainless steel for rich, solid, pure tone.
- Tapered inner bore concentrates the weight at your fingertip for superb balance and comfort, and exceptional single-note sustain.
- Polished by hand to a mirror sheen for low friction, clean vibrato and minimal string noise.
- Precision-radiused edges for a luxurious feel and a silky smooth glide across the strings.
Available in two sizes (medium and small) balanced to the same weight for identical tone.
Includes an exclusive slide technique guide by Martin Simpson and a velvet storage pouch.
"It's the real deal!" smooth as you like and as toneful as your wildest dreams."
David Mead, Guitarist Presents : Acoustic
In 2013, Wolfram rocked the slide guitar world with their precision-made tungsten carbide guitar slide, played and endorsed by Martin Simpson, Michael Messer, Scott Fore, Richard Gilewitz and many others. A Guitarist Choice award and glowing press reviews cemented their reputation as the maker of the â€˜Bugatti Veyronâ€™ of guitar slides. However, the extreme challenges of working with the ultra-hard tungsten carbide, the eight-week manufacture time and requirement for a specialist hard-metals engineering facility for production put them financially out of reach for many.
Now, Wolfram have distilled the essence of their award-winning tungsten carbide slides into the Artist Series, delivering amazing tone and feel but using more conventional materials to offer this performance at an affordable price. What hasnâ€™t changed is the innovative design, obsession with quality and fastidious attention to detail.
The Martin Simpson Artist Series Signature Slide is precision machined in England from a solid billet of the highest quality marine-grade stainless steel, to exactly the same straight outer, tapered interior design as Martinâ€™s tungsten carbide Signature Slide. That taper balances much of the 106 gram weight of the slide toward the fingertip where it is most needed to produce rich, fat tone and serious sustain, while reducing overall bulk and keeping the slide agile. The taper also makes for a supremely comfortable fit on either the little or ring fingers. The surface is lovingly polished by hand to a mirror finish, to provide a beautiful low-friction playing experience, giving you the finest control over intonation and vibrato - and you hear more of the 'note' with virtually no string noise.
The ends of the slide are ground to a precise compound radius, to ensure a silky smooth glide across the strings with no snagging - moreover, that edge is also smooth and polished, so it makes an excellent playing surface for sensitive interaction with single strings.
In short, these are the best sounding and performing steel slides we know how to make. Wolfram Slides are the world's finest guitar slides, engineered for ultimate tone, sustain and feel.
- Length: 62.0mm
- Outer diameter: 24.4mm
- Inner diameter: taper from 20.3mm to 15.5mm
- Weight: 106 grams
- Accessories: Exclusive slide technique guide by Martin Simpson, velvet storage pouch