The only time the width of the
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ can become an issue, is when you decide to play on different frets, with different slides -- on adjacent strings (different intervals). Now, we're talkin' precision. This is definitely an art worth exploring. Here is the "new horizon". These are things "never been seen or done before" -- at least until now!!! So, of course, it takes a different approach. It also takes some patience... Blood, sweat, and years, as they say... although you may be doing it, a lot faster than you think!
Let's say you want to maximize your efforts in attaining "ultimate slide interval flexibility". You need to "think SMALL!!!" -- as small as you can afford to go, in terms of optimal width of the
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ. The smaller the better. Unless of course, you still want to achieve more than one string at a time with one single slide (say, on the same fret -- on two different strings). We'll talk later about combining a slightly larger
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ, along with several smaller ones.
One other issue to be concerned with here is, are you playing barre chords? If so, you may want to avoid altogether using a
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ on your first finger. If not, hey -- the more the merrier! More intervals, bigger leaps and -- faster slides!!! Whew, I'm workin' up a sweat here!
Here's a few suggestions, although you should already know by now... we are here to assist and guide. Ultimately, what you do with
Peaceland Guitar RingsŪ, is purely a matter of your own ingenuity. That's what it's all about here! It's really entirely up to you, to find the best solution, for your own personal goals.
Another difficulty in making recommendations here is everyone has their "favorite finger" for playing slide. Some like pinky, some like 3rd finger, some like middle, and some just don't like it at all - at least up until now... And that's where we come in.
So, maybe start with one Peaceland Guitar
RingŪ. Try your favorite finger. Get the feel. See how you like it. Try to find a width that best matches your purposes, and hopefully optimizes your available space between the two middle-joints of your fingers. The best thing to do is to find a width that fits right in the middle of your finger, and then turn the
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ sideways, just enough, so that your finger has FULL FLEXIBILITY! Again, you'll have to measure your finger to find the best results.
If you're adventurous like me, well, there's no turning back now. This is a "slide player's paradise." You can virtually do anything you can imagine here, and now it's up to your own imagination to find a way to your dreams.
Personally, on the left hand, I like to use a 1"
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ on my middle finger, a 3/4"
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ on my 3rd (ring) finger, and a 1/2"
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ on my pinky. On the right hand, a 3/4"
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ for my 3rd finger. That is the best optimization of available space on both of my hands. Sure, I could use larger ones, and possibly hit more strings on the same fret. But those tricks have all been done before, and quite frankly, I'm into new territory.
So, take your time, and see what works for you. We'll be here to spur you on. The sky's the limit!
Enjoy the abundance! Enjoy your new found slide freedom! Above all, we want to hear what you're doing! We love to hear all your fresh new ideas - and share them with the rest of the
Peaceland Guitar RingŪ Community! We'll set up links for you, and soon we'll be changing the world, in ways we never dreamed of. Who knows, maybe even world-peace -- even in our lifetime...