The Washburn R45RE Bluegrass resonator is tuned in a open G tuning, therefore I use a heave gauges set of Gibson j-200 deluxe phosphor bronze strings .013, .017, .026, .035, .045 and .056
Since a lot of the slide action will happen on the "E and B" sting you need a good tension on the strings, because regular strings will give you sloppy buzzing sound.
I will tell more about this in one of the Tutorials I am working on, since experienced the trouble you can get into when you have to find some useful information on getting your first resonator guitar and slides who are out there on the market.
At the moment I am not using a strap on this guitar.
I want to give a special thanks to Greg Heritier from Washburn Guitars, TheMusicFarm and everybody else who helped me getting this beautiful guitar.