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James Clem performs with
Diamond
Bottleneck Slides

The Instruments …

For slide James’  main axe is a 
1932 National Tri-cone Style 1 guitar.  

On stage, he also uses a recent
National Polychrome Tri-cone 
re-issue
 in D or E tuning, 
while the original is kept in G.  

These Deco beauties have a tone 
that cannot be duplicated 
by any other design. 

A
n AKG C-1000S condenser microphone
is used for amplification.
 

For non-slide he uses a Gibson L-OO
with an ebony finish 
built in the late 1930's. 
 It has a K&K pickup under the bridge plate.

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James also plays 

a recently custom-made 
National Reso-Phonic Ukulele
 
with a Koa body, rope binding and 
ivoroid headstock overlay.

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