11-13-2015, 03:35 PM
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so, i used the thing for the first time last night and i liked it. a couple thoughts and a question have arisen, as a result:

1. this knot feels small and utterly controllable. 
2. the brush has a good bit more backbone than i was anticipating.
3. is this because of how how flat the knot is?!

i'm pretty taken aback by the performance of this brush, i'll be very honest. i still "need" one more knot (what a ridiculous statement, almost seems bratty/entitled lol) and am really lending some thought to a flat shavemac. i'm sure the people that have both used this brush and a flat shavemac knot are very few, but if you have, would you say they compare? i'd get either a two band d01 or two band silvertip one. 


thanks, everyone Biggrin

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 11-13-2015, 03:37 PM
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I'll take your Mega Eric, it's obviously not right for you. Winky

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 11-13-2015, 03:42 PM
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(11-13-2015, 03:37 PM)Agravic Wrote: I'll take your Mega Eric, it's obviously not right for you. Winky

I'll fight you for it! Biggrin

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 11-13-2015, 03:43 PM
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(11-13-2015, 03:37 PM)Agravic Wrote: I'll take your Mega Eric, it's obviously not right for you. Winky

Sounds like it, I take a second one, sorry Ravi Biggrin

I'm very happy with mine, it has placed many others $$$ in the back of the line.

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 11-13-2015, 03:49 PM
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All kidding aside, my Ranger has become one of my all time favorite brushes. I'm actually glad to hear that the Mega feels smaller with more control as I was worried it would be a monster.
I'm on the list for the Orion next.....but plan on getting the complete range of brushes from Aldo.

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 11-13-2015, 03:55 PM
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Never would have sold my mega if it had been a bulb. Top shelf brushes without a doubt. If you are asking what hair would be Shavemac equivalent, I say his new 2 band Silvertip. My only experience in the past with D01 was the face shredding, brillo pad stuff. Apparently some of these D01 characteristics have been tempered recently?

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 11-13-2015, 03:58 PM
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oh, no: it's very right for me! the small feel of the knot was just something i wasn't anticipating - like how big the knot in my blonde paladin chief feels for it being only a 26mm knot (in all its scrubby glory).

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 11-13-2015, 04:10 PM
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(11-13-2015, 03:49 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: All kidding aside, my Ranger has become one of my all time favorite brushes. I'm actually glad to hear that the Mega feels smaller with more control as I was worried it would be a monster.
I'm on the list for the Orion next.....but plan on getting the complete range of brushes from Aldo.

Ditto.  Well said.

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 11-13-2015, 04:17 PM
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I can't wait till my number comes up on the Mega wait list. Very excited for this one Smile.

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 11-13-2015, 04:44 PM
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The Mega is a masterpiece.

That's literally all I have to say!

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 11-13-2015, 04:59 PM
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I have the Mega, as well as three 28mm fan shaped Shavemac 2-band Silvertip brushes. The handle and the bloom on the Mega are indeed smaller than my Shavemacs, although overall, they are fairly comparable brushes. I think what you are noticing does have more to do with it's fan shaped knot as compared to what you are used to. The Mega knot is like the fan Shavemac, not the flat Shavemac knots. I love my Mega. The craftsmanship is outstanding, and the knot has fairly soft tips and enough backbone for face lathering, which the fan shaped knot is ideally suited for.

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 11-13-2015, 05:13 PM
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i only have one bulb shaped knot and haven't used it yet (waiting for the handle to be turned), that's going to be a new world for me. i'm quite used to the fans, but this fan is far flatter than any other fan i've used.

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 11-13-2015, 07:51 PM
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Eric, I guess you won't have much of a choice, except to get a Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band flat-top knot in a custom handle to compare it to your Mega, then, for that other brush you need! Biggrin

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 11-14-2015, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for your review, Eric. I'm on the list for a Mega and have been a bit worried about the large size since it will be my largest brush to date. Glad to hear the knot is controlled and manageable.

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 11-14-2015, 12:39 PM
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(11-13-2015, 03:55 PM)Shanman Wrote: Never would have sold my mega if it had been a bulb. Top shelf brushes without a doubt. If you are asking what hair would be Shavemac equivalent, I say his new 2 band Silvertip. My only experience in the past with D01 was the face shredding, brillo pad stuff. Apparently some of these D01 characteristics have been tempered recently?

in my experience, very much so, yes. the recent knots have been great!

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