Arlen Roth stopped by Sam Ash HQ to teach us some slide guitar tips and tricks. Many players have seen the slide used during a few select solos by big name rock guitarists, but Arlen Roth proves it is so much more.

Rooted in old-school blues, the style and sound of the slide can add a whole new dimension to anyone’s playing. Arlen recommends a heavy brass slide, a certain type of action, and even a certain tuning for your guitar to really do it right. To pickup on those helpful bits, and grab all the other invaluable slide info, take a few minutes to indulge in this video.

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