New Product Release
For Immediate Release
Tom Carter, ThixoTek, Inc.
New Magnesium Slide a Game-Changer for Guitarists
New patent-pending guitar slide made from the lightest structural metal on earth.
WILMINGTON, NC, USA (November 17, 2018) - ThixoTek, Inc., has now teamed up with MojoTone, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vintage amps and guitar parts to distribute the MagSlide, the first guitar slide made of magnesium.
To call the new MagSlide a game changer might be something of an understatement. MagSlide defies nearly all conventional wisdom and years of tradition for slide players wherever they may be coaxing the emotional cry out of any guitar—from a delta resonator to a Strat or Les Paul.
Modern guitarists select their slides based on key elements; tone, touch, weight and material. Their choices have remained unchanged for generations: glass for light touch and warm tone, or metal for sharper tone and sustain. Any guitarist who spends any time playing slide will say weight equals sustain, and material equals tone. Metal is heavier than glass and so sustains better, but glass sings a warmer song. That wisdom has been true—until now.
Magnesium offers uncompromising sustain and warm tone while weighing in at five times lighter than brass and 33 percent lighter than glass. Because MagSlide is lighter than the typical slide, it can be played on lighter gauge strings with lower action, not just on a guitar especially set up for slide playing.
“The MagSlide is the result of another injection molded product we were developing using magnesium,” said T. J. Carter, co-inventor of the MagSlide. “We decided to test magnesium as a possible material for making guitar slides, and when we tested it the
tone and playability was immediately obvious. So after a year of prototyping and testing the MagSlide is now in production and shipping worldwide.” Carter said.
The MagSlide is designed with interior contours to permit air flow around the finger and is plated with a polished, black chrome finish that is smoother than glass, resulting in minimal string noise on both acoustic or electric guitars.
Magnesium is extracted from seawater and is the eighth most abundant element on earth. Because of its high strength and low density it is widely used in the aerospace industry, as well as for consumer products, such as camera and laptop computer housings, tennis rackets and golf clubs.
For more more information log onto www.PlayMagSlide.com.
MagSlide is a US Trademark of ThixoTek, Inc., a subsidiary of EXPOGO, Inc., a tradeshow display and product development company with numerous ground-breaking patents founded in 1988 in Wilmington, NC.