Looking to buy a slide for a 4 string CBG. Not sure if I will be using it on pinky or ring finger. I'll probably have to get a few to try out. Thinking either glass, ceramic, bone or ??? other than metal. Not sure if I should get a short/stubby one or not. Anyways any suggestions? There's no guitar shop near where I live so I gotta shoot in the dark here. 

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Slide noise  can  depend  on alot of things ..  different people  hold  a slide   at  different  angles     and with    different  fingers  . 

even  different  slides  ..  if your angle  is  not  flat across   ,,   you    may   get   rattle on  either  end string  ,,     if  by  nature  you  cant  break  the habit  of your      finger  / wrist angle  ..  try a tapered slide  , like  a  bottle  neck  ..  try  it   both  ways  too. taperd  back  and  foward  . 

some folks also     use   their    trail   fingers to  mute the strings  behind  the slide  abit  ..  because  you are bound to  get some rattle    no  matter  what  . ( or palm  mute .)

 also  there  is the     "approach"   to  the  string     , i  say "approach"  because ; think   of the  slide  as an  airplane    landing   on the string    at an  angle,   and  approach  the  string as  such  ..this  will  reduce   rattle  .

   a head on  drop  is  more likely to  produce rattle ,

the same  with  lift  off    . but  dont  be afraid of  the string approach   even on a drop.

bottom line  ,  the more  you  play ,  the more  you will  find  out  what works best   for you  . 

it  will  get  better  . 

sit up straight  also    , that  helps  . ;-) dont  tilt  the  guitar to  see the  fret markers  , use the side markers  .

then again  ..  some  folks  let  it  rattle away     and  call  it  "character"  ;-)

 that works too. 

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