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Recommendations For Whom To Send A Difficult Twsbi?

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#1 rhymingisfun

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 18:07

I recently sent my broad Diamond 580AL to TWSBI because it was skipping a lot of would not write unless I laid down quite a bit of pressure. Since it was sent back, the problem persists. Anyone have a recommendation for a good nibmeister to send my pen to? I had also sent in my fine Vac 700, which I now regret because I put quite a bit of work into it to get it to write well. I thought it could be tweaked to write wetter, but it came back drier and scratchier than before. But I'll just swap it out for my Goulet 1.5mm, which writes a lot better.



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#2 alc3261

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 18:32

Pendleton Brown?



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 18:42

+1 for Pendleton Brown

 

His lead times are excellent too.


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#4 rhymingisfun

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 19:57

I checked out Pendleton Brown, looks expensive but worth it. Thanks for the recommendation! I think I'm just going to return the Diamond. I'm angry at being told that the problem was that I write too lightly.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 21:47

Dan Smith from nibsmith.com would be another option - I understand his turnaround times are not too bad. Postage costs (Aus to US) are the only thing that have prevented me trying him out.

Edited by Jamerelbe, 16 June 2015 - 21:49.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 22:32

Hmghph! I'd bet your baseball bat applied to the forehead of that "customer service" moron wouldn't be applied too lightly. Er...in theory of course!

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 03:05

It's not that hard to learn nib adjustment and do it yourself.  Search youtube for how to make a nib wetter, and nib adjustment or alignment.


 

 

 


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:24

does it really make sense to send a 60$ pen to a nibmeister? I would try to adjust it by yourself, and if it does not work you can still buy another goulet nib, or an entire new TWISBI nib unit, and would still spend less money than with the nibmeister.

 

edit: sorry, goulet nibs of course do not fit the 580. Still, the point about another TWSBI nib unit stands.


Edited by Feanaaro, 17 June 2015 - 08:25.


#9 rhymingisfun

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 15:20

does it really make sense to send a 60$ pen to a nibmeister? I would try to adjust it by yourself, and if it does not work you can still buy another goulet nib, or an entire new TWISBI nib unit, and would still spend less money than with the nibmeister.

 

edit: sorry, goulet nibs of course do not fit the 580. Still, the point about another TWSBI nib unit stands.

 

That's what I did with my Vac 700, I have a Goulet nib for that pen which works wonderfully.



#10 rhymingisfun

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 15:28

Hmghph! I'd bet your baseball bat applied to the forehead of that "customer service" moron wouldn't be applied too lightly. Er...in theory of course!

 

Haha! Thanks for that, I suppose I wanted to vent a little.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 00:21

I had my 580 given the Tomahawk treatment by Art of Art's Nibs.com
reasonable prices, quick turnaround.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:55

I had my 580 given the Tomahawk treatment by Art of Art's Nibs.com
reasonable prices, quick turnaround.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:10

 

That's what I did with my Vac 700, I have a Goulet nib for that pen which works wonderfully.

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