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#1 vojtahlad

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 12:40

Diamine released few more inks exclusively for the German market. The five lovely warm colours are inspired by guitars - see them on this Instagram picture. I like the idea and I like the colours. Some nice packaging for the complete set would be even better.

 

So far I know, the Fountainfeder e-shop is the only shop selling them right now. I expect this will change soon.



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 14:05

Not impressed, to be honest.



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 19:39

1. The smudges don't do it to convince me that the colors might look good coming out of a fountain pen.

2. What do they have to do with a guitar?


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 19:59

1. We shall see.

 

2. The three wooden colours are easy to relate to guitars. The other two are related too, actually: Cherry Sunburst, Pelham Blue.



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 20:40

When I saw the header, my first thought was that the line would be named after famous guitar players (Hendrix, Clapton, etc).  Or that it would be named after famous brands (Fender, Martin, and so on).  

Some of the colors look interesting.  But why just the German market?

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:46

Don't hesitate to order from fountainfeder.eu if you see something you like. They are nice folks, and the shipping charges are very reasonable.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 00:53

I love the cherry and blue.
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 15:28

They’re interesting, shading inks & a refreshing change from the saturated samey blues-with-sheen currently seen everywhere. I’ve swatched all 5 and they make an attractive inky attempt at simulating the ombre finish on their namesake guitars. I especially like Cherry & Tobacco. The Pelham is a tad generic.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:55

When I saw the header, my first thought was that the line would be named after famous guitar players (Hendrix, Clapton, etc).  Or that it would be named after famous brands (Fender, Martin, and so on). 

+1

 

But why just the German market?

 

It's just the usual regional games, brands tend to play.  :lol:


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:56

Don't hesitate to order from fountainfeder.eu if you see something you like. They are nice folks, and the shipping charges are very reasonable.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 11:16

Stefanie, who runs Fountainfeder, is indeed nice, and the shipping charges are reasonable. However, I must say I prefer to buy from UK-based suppliers, because I then get the 20% VAT component knocked off their list prices. Stefanie told me that by Germany's laws, a 19% VAT is applicable even for direct exports to Australia ordered online.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 21:32

Here are several pictures (click to enlarge).

 

My impressions: Desert Burst and Tobacco Burst are fairly close medium browns, Tobacco is a bit more green. Cherry Sunburst is a replaceable reddish brown. Honey Burst is absolutely sweet (pun intended). Pelham Blue is a nice surprise - a wet medium-to-dark blue which shades well. All five inks are readable, I like the set.

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 21:54

Thank you for the pics and artistic touch.  ;)  Might give Pelham Blue a shot.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 22:37

@vojtahlad Thank you for such a great input, most appreciated!



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:24

Someone at Diamine seems to have a Gibson guitar fetish going for their special inks - 

  • November Rain: Guns and Roses (Slash famously a Les Paul player)
  • Skull and Roses: Grateful Dead (Garcia/ Les Paul Special)
  • Honey Burst/Tobacco Burst/Pelham Blue etc: Finishes applied to Les Paul and SG guitars

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 15:23

I ordered mine through https://www.seitz-kreuznach.de/
They have free shipping on orders over 15

Got the November rain, skulls and roses and honey burst 😊

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 21:07

It's a shame that German retailers must still charge VAT for online orders that are directly exported outside the EU.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 20:33

It's a shame that German retailers must still charge VAT for online orders that are directly exported outside the EU.

 

This is not true for sales from all German retailers to all non-EU customers. I just looked on the site of another German retailer, and when I logged into my account there, the prices shown changed from inclusive of VAT to exclusive of VAT. (I am in the US.)


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 23:39

This is not true for sales from all German retailers to all non-EU customers. I just looked on the site of another German retailer, and when I logged into my account there, the prices shown changed from inclusive of VAT to exclusive of VAT.


I'd love to know which retailer that is.

Fountainfeder.eu and Seitz-Kreuznach both charge the VAT regardless, even after I give an Australian delivery address for an order and pay with an Australian credit card.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 00:03

I'd love to know which retailer that is.

Fountainfeder.eu and Seitz-Kreuznach both charge the VAT regardless, even after I give an Australian delivery address for an order and pay with an Australian credit card.

 

The dealer I referred to is Fritz Schimpf: https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/

 

I ordered a wonderful Montblanc 146 in Platinum with a Special Edition italic nib from them, and did not pay the VAT. Most of my EU vendors are Dutch, and I have never paid the VAT with any of them.


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