I use a metal slide and I was thinking about using a rare-earth magnet to secure it to the inside of my cigar box.
I am curious if you think that is a bad idea? Obviously the slide will become slightly magnetic over time and could interfere with metal strings. Plus not sure if magnets will cause any negative impact to the pickups?
A magnetized slide would be sticking to your strings and frets (if you have them) and that might be problematic for playing.
If a magnet is close to a pickup, it will interfere with the pickup's magnetic field. That could be a bad thing or a good thing, but most likely a bad thing.
depends if the slide is made from a ferous metal. if its brass it wont stick to a magnet..
I don't think a glass slide would work with a magnet either, LOL
how about a clothes pin to hold the slide?