QP Slide is an Italian company that produces high-quality guitar slides, with a variety of models designed to offer comfort and precision.
Guitar slides are an essential accessory for many guitarists, especially those who play blues and rock, as they allow for unique sound effects that are essential for playing a wide range of traditional American and non-American styles. QP Slide products are designed and made to offer a refined sound and comfort-oriented features for better control.
With a shape and size similar to a traditional bottleneck, the CAJO offers a good sense of comfort and ease of playing the instrument. It has a brass exterior and a technical material interior that makes it lighter and more comfortable. The main difference from traditional bottlenecks is the ability to choose the size and shape. The sound is warm and has a long sustain.
Thanks to a collaboration with Modern Blues guitarist Davide Pannozzo, the BRAVE model was born, suitable for those who want to play freely with all fingers of the hand and particularly appreciated in standard tuning. Thanks to the inclined planes and radius, this model is comfortable and precise in playing, offering a warm sound rich in harmonics.
The PIN UP is a slide characterized by an outer curve and taper that allow for less wrist rotation when moving between strings and ensure optimal weight balance for more precise sound and control. The name was inspired by the shapes of this model that resemble those of the female body typical of American graphic iconography of the 1950s.
For those who appreciate a “fat” sound and simple vibrato, the VELVET model offers a warm and soft tone. In this case too, the comfort in grip ensures good control despite the small size.
The COMF model, designed for technical situations with fast phrasing between fretting and sliding, offers greater comfort and the sensation obtained is that of using one’s own finger to touch the strings. The sound is clear, never acidic, and the rear design allows the finger to bend, avoiding feelings of constriction.
Finally, CHARM represents a true innovation by combining two of the most sought-after characteristics by the greatest guitarists in terms of slides: feeling and sustain. It has the same design as the COMF model, designed to fit well on the finger for precise control, with a front insert that gives the slide greater mass to increase sustain and tonal power.
Thanks to the variety of materials, designs, and sizes available, QP Slide bottlenecks fit every guitarist’s needs, allowing you to express your talent and creativity to the best of your ability. You will be able to try these bottlenecks and find the one that best suits your musical style on May 20 and 21, 2023 at the Guitar Show in Padua, Italy..