09-08-2015, 06:12 AM
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I ordered a 4125/1 two band fan and am waiting to receive it -- but have now read reviews around the bulb shape being better, softer, etc --- anyone have experience with a 4125/1 fan and was it floppy? If it was, I'm going to return the brush and order a bulb.

Thanks!

JB

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 09-08-2015, 06:15 AM
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  • Agravic
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I have both the bulb and fan versions of 4125/2 : each is lovely in its own way, depending on product used (soap/cream) and lathering style (face/bowl).

Thater are lovely.

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 09-08-2015, 06:16 AM
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I have had a couple of Thäter fans that felt floppy, and I don't demand ultra rough brushes - but some say they feel luxurious in fan shape.

One mans gold, another mans trash  Biggrin

BUT with that said you will always receive a luxurious brush, when you order a Thäter. Thäter stands for high top quality, so don't be nervous.
You could try it out and sell it at 80-90% of the original price and then have tested it.

You will always wonder what a fan from Thäter feels like anyway.....

But with that said I buy all my Thäters in bulb from now on.

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 09-08-2015, 06:19 AM
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Thanks Claus and Ravi!

Ravi, which do you prefer for face lathering soaps?

Thanks again!

JB

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 09-08-2015, 06:20 AM
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(09-08-2015, 06:19 AM)Boonie21 Wrote: Thanks Claus and Ravi!

Ravi, which do you prefer for face lathering soaps?

Thanks again!

JB

Simple answer would be bulb.

I do use both for face lathering though.

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 09-08-2015, 07:24 AM
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  • kwsher
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(09-08-2015, 06:20 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(09-08-2015, 06:19 AM)Boonie21 Wrote: Thanks Claus and Ravi!

Ravi, which do you prefer for face lathering soaps?

Thanks again!

JB

Simple answer would be bulb.

I do use both for face lathering though.
I don't want to cause any second guessing and agree- Thaters in general are great brushes.

I would agree with Ravi though that as someone that face lathers 100% of the time, I have a Thater 4215/2 bulb that is the bees knees!

Regardless, enjoy your brush and if not for you you should have no problem quickly turning over for a fair price.

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 09-08-2015, 12:43 PM
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I've found that the 4125 2-band bulbs are too short lofted for my tastes.  They end up feeling pointy and are really stiff.  It would be good if you really want a scrubby brush and don't have sensitive skin.

I don't know what the 4125 lofts are, but if they are about a 2:1 ratio it should be excellent.  I really like my Shavemac 2-band silvertip fan set to 24x48.

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 09-08-2015, 01:04 PM
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This is probably one of the best problems you will ever have. Enjoy the resolution! For those who know the Thater, its pleasure, pleasure, pleasure all the way.

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 09-08-2015, 01:20 PM
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My preference is fan-shaped knot, but I almost always use a cream, with a combination of hand and face lathering.  I have not found the Thater to be floppy at all.

Stanley

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 09-08-2015, 03:51 PM
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Size 1 fan is perfect.
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 09-11-2015, 07:39 AM
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welcome back German have missed your posts for awhile.  thaters are a treat either way.  I prefer the fans

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 09-11-2015, 08:17 AM
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  • evnpar
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Thäter are lovely brushes, whether bulb or fan. I use both, and lean more towards fan.

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 09-11-2015, 08:49 AM
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Love Georgs posts - we all know he loves his Thäters and 2-Band Simpsons !!

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 09-12-2015, 12:12 PM
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The 4125/1 fan arrived and did NOT disappoint! Excellent backbone and flow through and maybe the softest tips of any brush I have yet to try.... I see why you guys love your Thaters.

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 09-12-2015, 12:19 PM
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Congratulations JB!  I think Thaters are outstanding brushes.  Enjoy it!

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 09-12-2015, 12:40 PM
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Glad the brush is a hit for you. I tried a few Fans in the 4292 line and they had virtually no backbone. Felt to me like shaving with air. But the 4125 line I think has a shorter loft and possibly higher density. I have not tried one to compare.

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 09-12-2015, 01:07 PM
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(09-11-2015, 07:39 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: welcome back German have missed your posts for awhile.  thaters are a treat either way.  I prefer the fans

Thanks. I was distracted...

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 09-12-2015, 02:22 PM
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(09-12-2015, 12:40 PM)shevek Wrote: Glad the brush is a hit for you. I tried a few Fans in the 4292 line and they had virtually no backbone. Felt to me like shaving with air. But the 4125 line I think has a shorter loft and possibly higher density. I have not tried one to compare.

Agreed, the round Thäter handled brushes in fans have very little to no backbone and felt floppy. At least the two I bought from S.R.D. This also applies to the Cocobola wood 25 mm fan 2-band, which also lacked backbone IMHO

The 41 line seems like they are more densely packed and with shorter loft, so they have more backbone for that reason, I think.

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 09-19-2015, 06:55 PM
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(09-08-2015, 01:04 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: This is probably one of the best problems you will ever have. Enjoy the resolution! For those who know the Thater, its pleasure, pleasure, pleasure all the way.

+1
This may be the ultimate first world problem! I prefer the bulb, but my Thãter is pure luxury. I'm sure yours will be, too.

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 09-19-2015, 07:12 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,

I have owned a big range of Thater brushes, from 22mm to 30mm, bulb and fan shape, and loved every one of them.
JB, the 4124/1 two-band fan is a sweet brush. I would not worry.

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