Slide String One and Slide String Two have left the coop and with that they also left an empty place in my heart. For the past month I have been in the process of cleaning and reorganizing the space room. Usually when that happens I come across things I have either forgotten about completely, or just forgotten where I had placed them. Well there were a few bongos packed somewhere in the back end of time and space.
The slide string is a relatively easy instrument to build; all you need is one string, one tuning peg, a body of some sort, and roughly three feet of a dowel. Drill a hole somewhere around the mid section of the body. It may seem low at first, but the dowel will bend as you tighten the string. Then drill a second hole on the exact opposite side of the body. Run you dowel though the two holes, hook up your string, put in the bridge and you are ready to go. Slide the body up and down the dowel till you find a tuning you like, and then start playing away.