08-17-2015, 01:39 PM
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Just got the Somerset 58 and I was blown away.  This brush seems like it was never used.  The box is impeccable.

I wanted to show the difference between this 58 and a current production 58.  The handle on the Somerset is really nice.  It feels gritty, not smooth like the current Simpson handles.  Also noticed the green sticker, just awesome.

But the kicker, look at the loft on that 58, wow, is huge in comparison to the current 58.

Just wanted to share it with my brush crazy friends!  And no, I'm not going to use it Biggrin

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 08-17-2015, 02:05 PM
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Great comparison of the two 58's Hector.  I've always thought the 58 and 59 are two of the nicest Simpson handles.

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 08-17-2015, 02:46 PM
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Said it before but worth repeating- GREAT FIND! These pics really do showcase what great shape that brush is in... Please at least once take that girl to the dance Smile Remarkable...

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 08-17-2015, 02:50 PM
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Thanks guys.

Kevin, that's a tough one Biggrin. I put right back in the box Wink

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 08-17-2015, 03:09 PM
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Hector, that's a swell looking brush. Use it once, at least. Enjoy!

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 08-17-2015, 03:52 PM
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Put it in the rotation man. What are you saving it for? Treat it well, but enjoy it.

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 08-17-2015, 03:53 PM
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Guys, you are killing me, lol.....

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 08-17-2015, 04:19 PM
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The handle looks taller and bigger as well. Or is it just the angle?

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 08-17-2015, 04:25 PM
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One thing I've learned about myself (as it relates to guitars at least), is that I've no real interest in museum pieces. If I own it, I want to use it.

I've yet to acquire any vintage brushes so I don't have the frame of reference you do. Fwiw, I've recently acquired some semi-collectable razors. They'll be photographed and posted tomorrow. I also own a bunch of vintage Gillette Techs, Red Tips and a SA 84, all are used in rotation, some more than others.

Enjoy your newly acquired brush Hector. Use it, look at it, sniff it Biggrin

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 08-17-2015, 04:30 PM
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Hector,


Good addition to your collection. Enjoy my friend !!!



Lorenzo.

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 08-17-2015, 04:34 PM
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Hector, Very nice looking piece of Simpson history there, just to see the size difference in the handle let alone different loft dimensions is interesting. 


Had that in a few of my vintage Simpsons, the longer loft requires a different gentler approach i found... I held out maybe 7 months before I took my AS3M for limited use, you can only admire it so long before it starts to call for you  Tongue Happy lathering!

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 08-17-2015, 04:34 PM
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(08-17-2015, 04:19 PM)squeeze Wrote: The handle looks taller and bigger as well. Or is it just the angle?

It is a bit fatter and maybe a tad taller, but not by much.

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 08-17-2015, 04:37 PM
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(08-17-2015, 04:25 PM)chazt Wrote: One thing I've learned about myself (as it relates to guitars at least), is that I've no real interest in museum pieces. If I own it, I want to use it.

I've yet to acquire any vintage brushes so I don't have the frame of reference you do. Fwiw, I've recently acquired some semi-collectable razors. They'll be photographed and posted tomorrow. I also own a bunch of vintage Gillette Techs, Red Tips and a SA 84, all are used in rotation, some more than others.

Enjoy your newly acquired brush Hector. Use it, look at it, sniff it Biggrin

Oh Charlie, don't go there with guitars, you don't want to see my music room 24

Thanks for the kind words.  I wasn't really in the market for vintage brushes, but I am a sucker for Simpson brushes, and it could not help myself.

Looking forward to your pictures!

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 08-17-2015, 04:38 PM
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(08-17-2015, 04:34 PM)refles Wrote: Hector, Very nice looking piece of Simpson history there, just to see the size difference in the handle let alone different loft dimensions is interesting. 


Had that in a few of my vintage Simpsons, the longer loft requires a different gentler approach i found... I held out maybe 7 months before I took my AS3M for limited use, you can only admire it so long before it starts to call for you  Tongue Happy lathering!

Thanks.  I guess eventually I will succumb to the pressure of looking at it in my den. Facepalm

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 08-17-2015, 04:39 PM
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(08-17-2015, 04:30 PM)Lorenzo Wrote: Hector,


Good addition to your collection. Enjoy my friend !!!



Lorenzo.

Grazie Lorenzo!

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 08-17-2015, 04:41 PM
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  • refles
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(08-17-2015, 04:38 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(08-17-2015, 04:34 PM)refles Wrote: Hector, Very nice looking piece of Simpson history there, just to see the size difference in the handle let alone different loft dimensions is interesting. 


Had that in a few of my vintage Simpsons, the longer loft requires a different gentler approach i found... I held out maybe 7 months before I took my AS3M for limited use, you can only admire it so long before it starts to call for you  Tongue Happy lathering!

Thanks.  I guess eventually I will succumb to the pressure of looking at it in my den. Facepalm

one way to keep it out of rotation, like I did, keep the brush buying up so its chances of falling into rotation is 'slimmer'   Winky 

** but I don't blame you for not touching it if the box is pristine condition, there aren't many left that is in that condition.

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 08-17-2015, 04:44 PM
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(08-17-2015, 04:41 PM)refles Wrote:
(08-17-2015, 04:38 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(08-17-2015, 04:34 PM)refles Wrote: Hector, Very nice looking piece of Simpson history there, just to see the size difference in the handle let alone different loft dimensions is interesting. 


Had that in a few of my vintage Simpsons, the longer loft requires a different gentler approach i found... I held out maybe 7 months before I took my AS3M for limited use, you can only admire it so long before it starts to call for you  Tongue Happy lathering!

Thanks.  I guess eventually I will succumb to the pressure of looking at it in my den. Facepalm

one way to keep it out of rotation, like I did, is keep the brush buying up so its chances of falling into rotation is 'slimmer'   Winky 

** but I don't blame you for not touching it if the box is pristine condition, there aren't many left that is in that condition.

24   Yes, the box it is perfect in every way, even the markings are in perfect condition, that is why I am so hesitant.  I didn't really buy it to use it, but more for a display piece.  If it didn't have the packaging, I'll be lathering that sucker up already.

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 08-17-2015, 05:57 PM
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The brush looks great, Hector!

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 08-17-2015, 06:14 PM
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  • Agravic
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Lovely find, Hector .. enjoy in good health!

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 08-17-2015, 06:19 PM
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Thanks Ravi and Mr. C for the kind words.

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