Brass Slides Made from Tractor Bushes….

Legend has it that Robert Johnson used to steal the brass bushes out of tractors to use as a slide. We’ve managed to get our hands on a handful of these hard to find tractor parts, given them a light sand and polished the hell out of them.

These are extra-heavy slides with a fat . . . → Read More: Brass Slides Made from Tractor Bushes….

End of the Cobalt Blue?

We just found out that our supplier will no longer be importing our favorite cobalt blue bottles from Italy. We’ve just picked up what is probably the last batch this morning. If you’re kitbag is screaming out for a cobalt blue slide then I’d recommend that you get in quick.

ORDER A COBALT BLUE SLIDE . . . → Read More: End of the Cobalt Blue?

Dallas Frasca Emergency Shipment

Whenever we hear from Dallas Frasca it is usually something important…or crazy. A couple months back we got an urgent message saying that her and the Goat had broken all but one of their Stobie slides and were in urgent need of some replacements. They were due to go on tour and needed them ASAP. . . . → Read More: Dallas Frasca Emergency Shipment

Can you use gaffa to fix a slide?

In October 2009 we had our first ever stall at the Juke Joint at Queens Blues fest here in Adelaide. We made about 30 slides in anticipation of the flood of customers and sold about 4. One of those customers, it turns out, was Dan Dinnen.

It turns out we’d seen Dan playing with Heather . . . → Read More: Can you use gaffa to fix a slide?

Ready Made Slides Now Available

You can now pick from a range of slides that have been made in the workshop, spent some time on the slide shrine and are ready to post. Buying here means you’ll get your slide soon, rather than wait the usual 8 weeks for a custom made slide. Easy!

There is a huge variety in . . . → Read More: Ready Made Slides Now Available

Cal Williams Jr Album Launch.

Stobie’s favorite son, Cal Williams Jr, is launching his eagerly anticipated album at the Wheatsheaf on Saturday night at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Mile End (or is it Thebarton?)

Cal’s folky brand of slide blues is quite simply beautiful. It’s an escape to sit and listen to cal’s high lonesome voice drift over his deceptively intricate . . . → Read More: Cal Williams Jr Album Launch.