07-27-2014, 04:49 PM
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I hear that the ATT razors that sing the most. Is this the best for a person trying to learn the correct angle. I am about ready to thro in the towel on this DE razor business. I agree with the other gentleman giving up after 3 years. I get a closer BBS shave from a disposable. The razors that I have tried (each for while to give it a chance) EJDE 89, Muhle R89 Grande and standard, Muhle 1941 new head, Merker 34 both long and short handle, the 38 barber pole, Ikon shavecraft, Murkur 37 Slant, and countless various blades all of good quality.

I have trying to get it right or understand for 18 months now.

My last attempt will be the ATT close comb.

Anyones thoughts would be appreciated


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 07-27-2014, 05:58 PM
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I don't know about DE so much, but the razors that really let you know audibly when you have the angle right are the SE (single edge) razors. DE razors are mute in comparison.

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 07-27-2014, 06:24 PM
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  • Harvey
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2 Best singers for me are Ikon Slant and Standard brand DE

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 07-27-2014, 07:09 PM
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I don't know that trying yet another razor will help you any. Any of the razors you have tried should give a good close shave. It might just be a matter of technique. Is there a member near you that can help in person? OTH there is nothing wrong with using a disposable if that is what works for you.

Bob

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 07-27-2014, 09:40 PM
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I feel your pain. I get a closer shave with my electric vs DE haha. Considerably closer shave on chin with Electric. I can get about the same close shave on cheeks with either.

But DE Really sings for me on my neck since I cannot use an electric there and I don't like cartridge razors.. so DE has been the best bet for my neck, Except for a slight mishap in the earlier days going ATG which left me scarred for life!

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 07-27-2014, 10:30 PM
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The Murker Futur plays a nice tune

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 07-27-2014, 11:40 PM
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Merkur Progress is very audible indeed.

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 07-28-2014, 12:41 AM
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For me.............

Merkur Vision with a Voshkod blade.

Pils 101NE with a Gillette ST blade.

Joris OC and a Feather blade.

Charles U.K

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 07-28-2014, 04:24 AM
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(07-28-2014, 12:41 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: For me.............

Merkur Vision with a Voshkod blade.

Pils 101NE with a Gillette ST blade.

Joris OC and a Feather blade.

Charles U.K

Does your pils make any sound? Mine doesn't, it's a silent whisker killer! Like a ninja!

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 07-28-2014, 09:03 AM
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(07-28-2014, 04:24 AM)cegadede Wrote:
(07-28-2014, 12:41 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: For me.............

Merkur Vision with a Voshkod blade.

Pils 101NE with a Gillette ST blade.

Joris OC and a Feather blade.

Charles U.K

Does your pils make any sound? Mine doesn't, it's a silent whisker killer! Like a ninja!

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This only happens when I use the Gillett's Super Thins.

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 07-28-2014, 11:46 AM
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My Merkur Futur has great "acoustics!"
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 07-28-2014, 04:28 PM
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for me a ikon slant sings .....]]

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 07-28-2014, 04:32 PM
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I'm no SE razor aficionado by any stretch, but I have shaved with the Ever-Ready 1914 and, by way of comparison, I get excellent auditory feedback from my 1906 Single Ring.

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 07-29-2014, 03:48 PM
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My loudest razor is the Parker 99R TTO...independently of the blade I'm using...

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 07-30-2014, 10:26 PM
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DE - I always notice that my Merkur 37C sounds louder when slicing the hairs than most others

SE - GEM 1912! Without a doubt I find this razor louder than any DE I've used.

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 07-31-2014, 03:19 AM
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My Merkur Futur on 6 makes beautiful music.

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 07-31-2014, 05:42 PM
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(07-27-2014, 07:09 PM)BobH Wrote: I don't know that trying yet another razor will help you any. Any of the razors you have tried should give a good close shave. It might just be a matter of technique. Is there a member near you that can help in person? OTH there is nothing wrong with using a disposable if that is what works for you.

Bob

I agree. You have some fine razors there. You don't need another razor. Pick 1 razor and 1 type of blade and stick to it until it works.

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 07-31-2014, 06:02 PM
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I used to use the 5 blade Gillette cartage for both my face and my head! now I switched to a whole variety of SR and DE and since I decided to switch I didn't switch the shaver only but I changed the entire aspect! I use real soaps vs the can shaving foam, real nice brush, scuttle to keep my lather warm, and nice sharp feather blades! so maybe what u need is not the shaver is the whole package!

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 08-01-2014, 02:51 AM
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Curious as to why a DE razor that "sings", is noisy while shaving, is any different from one that is quiet, aside from the noise level? With straights the only thing a noisy or silent razor while shaving indicates is how light or heavy the grind may be. If both are equally sharp they will give equally good shaves.

Bob

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 08-01-2014, 04:35 AM
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With out a doubt....Merkur Vision. Need ear muffs.

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