12-27-2013, 09:02 AM
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  • vpayne
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I shared my experience with members on another Forum & thought I'd share with members here.

Was anxious about this new brush I received for Xmas. It is a Chubby 2 two band & it is beautiful. It does a excellent job at producing lots of lather, but it doesn't have a strong enough backbone to suit me. Mark picked it out for me and I paid $346 for it shipped. I hear the Simpson Manchurian is about the same, so I don't know what I'm going to do. There is no way I'm going to be able to recover close to what I paid and I don't know what brush/knot would better suit me. I have several Shavemac D01 2 bands and 1 WSP Manchurian Mountain Badger. I like the WSP Manchurian the best because it pushes back more.

I thought I'd go big ($), get a nice brush & stop looking. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice brush. It has good backbone, I simply thought it would have a stronger backbone than it does. I have used it 1 time. It did not hog lather like some have said. It is very dense & yet produces lather like crazy. Loft on it is 48mm. Just disappointed.......Would trade for a CH2 Manchurian if the opportunity presents itself.
Pictures added after 2 uses.
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FWIW'
Vic

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 12-27-2013, 09:08 AM
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I'd be inclined to try to swap it, then, perhaps for a Simpson Manchurian. It may be more what you're after. Even if Simpson are unwilling to take it back, there may be someone out there who would be open to a trade?

Or, you may have to accept that there's no such thing as a Goldilocks brush. At least, not for long. You may grow to enjoy what the Simpson 2-band offers in combination with your other brushes.

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 12-27-2013, 09:09 AM
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  • Agravic
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Vic, I'm sure you'll have no difficulties selling it on BST ... without incurring a significant loss.
These brushes are in high demand, with relatively low supply these days.

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 12-27-2013, 09:31 AM
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I'd recommend using it for at least a week, before making your final decision. I've had brushes, which disappointed me after one or two uses, but after using them for a week or more I changed my mind completely. To this day I have not regretted my decision to give them time. Conversely, I've had brushes, which I didn't like at first and after a week's use I hadn't changed my mind.

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 12-27-2013, 10:18 AM
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While I didn't try a Chubby dense brush the Duke 2 or 3 I tried in Simpson 2-band was too soft for my liking as well. I never like it when a knot deforms from simple painting motions.

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 12-27-2013, 11:57 AM
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The solution is simple but expensive ...

Manchurian.

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 12-27-2013, 12:05 PM
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  • vpayne
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(12-27-2013, 11:57 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: The solution is simple but expensive ...

Manchurian.

Mark, I know you are right (now). I will be trying to correct that-if I can swing it.

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 12-27-2013, 12:22 PM
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I'd be inclined to keep with the Two Band. She should start to deliver in a week or so of regular use. It's very rare anyone tames the Chubby right out of the box ...

Happy New Year when we get there!

Mark

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 12-27-2013, 12:43 PM
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(12-27-2013, 09:09 AM)Agravic Wrote: Vic, I'm sure you'll have no difficulties selling it on BST ... without incurring a significant loss.
These brushes are in high demand, with relatively low supply these days.

+1 Best of luck, Vic!

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 12-27-2013, 12:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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If I had the money I would buy that brush from you in a heartbeat without you taking a loss. That is the one badger brush I covet.

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 12-27-2013, 12:53 PM
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  • vpayne
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Thanks to everyone. I needed a shoulder to cry on. I'll use it for a while b4 final judgement.
again, thanks

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 12-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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  • Johnny
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Just for grins, can you show us a picture of this beautiful brush?

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 12-27-2013, 02:14 PM
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I would give it at least a dozen hand lathers where you allow it to fully dry out and a half dozen shaves before deciding on this beauty!

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 12-27-2013, 02:18 PM
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(12-27-2013, 02:14 PM)Boonie21 Wrote: I would give it at least a dozen hand lathers where you allow it to fully dry out and a half dozen shaves before deciding on this beauty!

Ok Bonnie. I'll use it more b4 I make a final decision. I just wanted to share my thoughts with our members. Also, I'll get pictures out when I get home Sat or Sun.
Thnx,

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 12-27-2013, 02:57 PM
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Give it some time... I view my Chubby 2 in 2 band as one of my favorite brushes.

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 12-27-2013, 03:02 PM
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  • vpayne
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Noted.

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 12-27-2013, 03:16 PM
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  • ben74
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I apologise if I'm repeating advice already administered, but my recommendation is to sell the CH2 on the BST, it will go in a flash and purchase a Manchurian, as it has more backbone...

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 12-27-2013, 04:48 PM
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(12-27-2013, 03:16 PM)ben74 Wrote: I apologise if I'm repeating advice already administered, but my recommendation is to sell the CH2 on the BST, it will go in a flash and purchase a Manchurian, as it has more backbone...


+1 My thoughts exactly.

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 12-27-2013, 06:21 PM
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(12-27-2013, 02:57 PM)German Wrote: Give it some time... I view my Chubby 2 in 2 band as one of my favorite brushes.

Me TooExclamation Couldn't agree more

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 12-27-2013, 07:54 PM
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  • Giorgio
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I wish you the best of luck with the brush. I received mine a few weeks ago and I can honestly say it is by far the best brush I own...truly is in a class by itself when compared with the rest of my fleet.

Hopefully after some uses your opinion changes...otherwise a CH2 in manchurian does sound quite nice... Biggrin

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