11-18-2014, 01:19 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I have a Thater two-band that I like, but do not love b/c of the relative lack of backbone. Aside from lowering the loft, has anyone found a Thater that maintains softness but adds some backbone? Does Thater take custom orders?

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 11-18-2014, 01:29 PM
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The 4125 Series is more dense than the 4292 series.
To my knowledge Thäter does not take custom orders.

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 11-18-2014, 01:32 PM
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You want a shavemac 2 band silvertip custom to try I think.


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 11-18-2014, 01:56 PM
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(11-18-2014, 01:32 PM)Dipesh Wrote: You want a shavemac 2 band silvertip custom to try I think.


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got my first thader recently for the softness. not a whole lot of backbone. just had back surgery and the cut off pieces of my "backbone" would have much preferred shaving at that juncture.

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 11-18-2014, 05:21 PM
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I had the 4125 in 26 and 28mm, and both had less backbone than I prefer. I really tried to like these brushes, because of their softness and beautiful octagonal handles. However, the loft/diameter ratio is greater than 2:1, and lacked the backbone I look for.

The new Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band set at a low loft looks promising to me.

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 11-18-2014, 05:49 PM
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I have owned...and sold three two band Thater brushes. I want them to be what they're not.

Sigh

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 11-18-2014, 06:52 PM
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Same aside from the sold Three. I miss Thater fan that I had, but then I remember back to the brush and it wasn't too special. It was floppy and the Rooney Stubby 3 Heritage did everything the Thater did and then some.

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 11-18-2014, 08:26 PM
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I should add that I own a SRP LE bulb. It is extra dense, therefore it performs very well. Its the only Thater that gets regular use in my rotation.

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 11-18-2014, 09:45 PM
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I think you will like the 49125 series.

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 11-18-2014, 10:04 PM
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M&F 2XL or 3XL Heritage might be what you are looking for; gel-tips with great backbone. Biggrin
Good luck, Ted! There are so many great brushes, out there.

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 11-18-2014, 11:00 PM
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(11-18-2014, 10:04 PM)celestino Wrote: M&F 2XL or 3XL Heritage might be what you are looking for; gel-tips with great backbone. Biggrin
Good luck, Ted! There are so many great brushes, out there.

Another good and affordable choice would be tipsoft brushes.

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 11-18-2014, 11:49 PM
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I think that this 4292/5 has plenty of backbone. Perhaps the bulb shape helps that. [Image: TY7hyVJ.jpg]

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 11-19-2014, 06:20 AM
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Good thing I read this thread. Was considering a Thater because they look so nice but the lack of backbone is a no go.

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 11-19-2014, 07:34 AM
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I also have the LE from SRP in bulb shape and it's a great brush, you can try a thäter 4304/5, it's similar to the SRP.

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 11-19-2014, 10:04 AM
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(11-18-2014, 01:32 PM)Dipesh Wrote: You want a shavemac 2 band silvertip custom to try I think.


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I was afraid that someone would make that recommendation.

Thank you all for your comments. I think I'll start saving my shekels for a Shavemac 2-band Silvertip.

By the way, what is SRP?

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 11-19-2014, 10:40 AM
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Straight Razor Place Wink

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 11-20-2014, 12:28 AM
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This is all so subjective, guys.

What one consider a scrubby brush, another would consider marvelous backbone.

What one consider a gently cloud like heavenly made velvet brush, another consider a floppy mob brush.

I like some backbone in my brushes, and have more 2-Banders in my staple than 3-Banders, but also do enjoy a lot of softer 3-Banders.
I found the 8 Thäters I owned to all be on the softer side, some border lining floppy mops. The 4292's are all sold, no matter what knot size, from23 mm to 28 mm, they all had too high a loft to have any kind of backbone (fans as well as bulbs)

The 49125 series in 2-band bulb 26 and 28 mm however were they only two I kept.
They are now my go to brushes for when ever I have a period in my life with stress or just overly sensitive skin. They do have backbone, just not much. But they are truly luxurious in feel.
So much that I ordered one in 26 mm 3-band pointy bulb (Thanks to Grant)
This is the floppiest brush in my collection along with my Rooney 24 mm 3-band Silvertip. They perform great for softer soaps and creams. They are not great for loading harder milled soaps though.

My advice is to get a Thater 49125 in 26 mm BULB in 2-Band, or get a Chubby 2 in 2-Band Super (Silvertip)
You could also get a new Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip, or order a regular Shavemac Silvertip in 3-band, and have Bernd make it extra dense and lower the loft to a 1:2 ratio - I.e. 24 mm knot/48 mm loft and make sure to order it in bulb shape.

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 11-20-2014, 07:04 AM
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(11-20-2014, 12:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: . . .
My advice is to get a Thater 49125 in 26 mm BULB in 2-Band . . .

That's a beautiful brush. If only it was available/affordable here.

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 11-20-2014, 10:25 PM
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I guess backbone is subjective. I had a great shave, face lathering my 4292/5 this am. Soft but with plenty of control and scrub...mmmmm.

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 11-21-2014, 11:58 AM
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(11-20-2014, 10:25 PM)number six Wrote: I guess backbone is subjective. I had a great shave, face lathering my 4292/5 this am. Soft but with plenty of control and scrub...mmmmm.

Man, that must be a very large knot! Sounds delightful! Biggrin

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