Balltip Guitar Slide

  • Guitar Slide for Dobro, Resonator and Lap Steel



Balltip Guitar Slide

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

The revolution continues with the Balltip Rock Slide®. This slide features everything you’ve come to expect from a Rock Slide®, the cutaway, tapered interior, excellent weight and comfort, but now in a lap/pedal steel inspired ball tip.

Balltip Rock Slides® have two notable features when compared to an original Rock Slide®.  First off is the very obvious ball nose which makes this a combo slide for use on a variety of other instruments like Dobro or Lap Steel.  Secondly, the slide has 2 playing surfaces for a longer or shorter slide.   Size/Specs follow standard RS design but are slightly heavier & longer due to the added ball-tip.

The one slide your resonator should NEVER leave home without.




3 reviews for Balltip Guitar Slide

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Trantham

    Definitely my favorite slide. I have the medium balltip and wear it on my ring finger. The ball tip is really nice for playing single or double strings especially in standard tuning. Trick is to get a good fit. It would be best to try them in person, but the internet maybe the only way a lot of people can get these. I needed to cut mine off a little bit. Also, it was a little long for my finger and then I sanded it out a little bit with a tapered dowel rod and fine sandpaper. Its brass so its somewhat easy to cut and sand it as needed for a perfect customized fit. If you use it enough it will look naturally aged. Totally personalized!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Ellis

    When I play lap steel, I want a light tonebar that allows nimble, quick moves and allows me to shift in and out of slant positions with a secure grip. I’ve tried all kinds of materials and designs, and the bar that works best for me is the Rock Slide Balltip. Being hollow, it’s light and very maneuverable—much easier to move quickly than heavier, solid bars. But being brass, it offers more sustain and bottom end than the hollow glass bullet-nose slides I’ve used. Traditional solid tonebars get slippery, and sometimes I have to grip them harder than I want just to keep them from rolling away. The solution? The Balltip’s cutaway is perfect for planting my thumb and getting a firm grip on the bar without having to squeeze too hard. Relaxed hand, nimble moves, secure grip, and round, ripe tone. What more could I ask for?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have to say, I was given a few Rock Slides to borrow and try out (the balltip being one of them) and I didn’t really expect to like it. It, ironically, ended up becoming my favorite slide. The feel is really unmatched and personally, fits my finger perfectly. I never have any sort of drag and it always goes where I want it to. It isn’t thick, but it’s weight is balanced so that it has a long sustain but doesn’t feel like your finger is wearing 3 winter coats. I’ve actually used it so much that it’s naturally aging, which I think is really cool! The balltip is probably my favorite slide, or at least my top 3!

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