Chunky, weighty, swampy brass slide here. I really dig this slide for blues rock playing. the chunky top side of the slide really helps get that grindy, chainsaw tone with the low end strings, and the slim taper at the bottom provides clarity and responsiveness on the high strings. there is some weight to this slide, and it does take some effort to keep it under control when aggressively swaying the slide for vibrato effects; but at the same time i feel when you become used to the weight it can be used to help with the vibrato effects. it fits well on my ring finger; far too loose for pinky wear. i feel like the taper design makes it -slightly- more ergonomic than a standard straight slide.