06-10-2016, 03:32 PM
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  • Aldo
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The Mega has been getting a revamp for the past few months as many of you know. The first Mega has been well received, with a great amount of positive feedback both publicly and to me directly. It has a great balance of backbone and flow-through. Changes, however, were necessary due to many of the knots not quite fitting right in the Mega's handle for various reasons. 

Some updated knot specs:

- 12% more density
- Updated shape, with a little more dome, using a new shaping cannon
- Loft increased to 53mm

The Mega's revamped knot feels even more luxurious with the added density and retains excellent flow-through, which is aided by the increased loft. 

Here it is sporting the Mega's designated white/ivory string:

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I also took the opportunity to update the handle of the Mega. The handle updates are as follows:

- Height increased to 50mm, for aesthetic balance with higher loft and overall ergonomic advantages, especially painting motions
- More contoured upper section, aided by the increase in height
- Slightly improved contours for lower section aiding grip

Here is the new handle along with a comparison to the original Mega handle at about 47mm:

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And the new Mega:

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The new Mega will be priced at $225 and start going out this weekend. I will start sending out purchase emails to those next on the reserve list tomorrow, and as I've stated everyone on the list for a Mega will get one before the end of the summer.

Thanks all,

Aldo

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 06-10-2016, 03:39 PM
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  • lfs70
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Great news Aldo, looks good.

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 06-10-2016, 03:40 PM
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  • EricM
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Looks great Aldo!  Is the list still closed for newcomers?

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 06-10-2016, 03:50 PM
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Looks great!

Now with 12% more  Badger

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 06-10-2016, 03:59 PM
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Very, very nice!

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 06-10-2016, 04:09 PM
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Great job Aldo..!!

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 06-10-2016, 04:10 PM
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Very nice revamp.  I like the changes in both the knot and handle.

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 06-10-2016, 05:04 PM
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  • Shanman
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Very classy as always Aldo!

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 06-10-2016, 06:56 PM
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Is it possible to get on that list? I'd love a mega (as many do I'm sure)


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 06-10-2016, 07:05 PM
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  • Agravic
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Brilliant!
I love the original Mega, and now I yearn for the 2.0 version Smile

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 06-10-2016, 07:13 PM
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Beautiful work Aldo! Nice, subtle touches that I'm sure make it that much more enjoyable

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 06-10-2016, 07:23 PM
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  • greyhawk
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Beautiful! Subtle changes, but definite improvements.

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 06-10-2016, 08:50 PM
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Excellent! Any chance for us old timers who got the original mega may get a spot for the new mega?

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 06-11-2016, 06:48 AM
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  • blzrfn
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(06-10-2016, 07:05 PM)Agravic Wrote: Brilliant!
I love the original Mega, and now I yearn for the 2.0 version Smile
+1

The original Mega is one of my favorite brushes, but I can't wait to get my hands in the new version (after I get my Beehive that is).

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 06-12-2016, 01:34 PM
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  • Aldo
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I've received a lot of requests to reopen the list or to get a spot on the list and as much as I would want to I must apologize but I can't do that at this time. I'm working through the weekend to get some brushes out so I won't be able to answer emails/messages until mid-week if they don't involve an active brush order. I really appreciate everyone's interest and comments.

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 06-13-2016, 01:00 PM
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(06-10-2016, 07:05 PM)Agravic Wrote: Brilliant!
I love the original Mega, and now I yearn for the 2.0 version Smile

Same problem. I have 1.0, and now 2.0 is calling... lol

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 08-11-2016, 08:04 AM
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Any update on how the list is coming along?

I've tried to inquire via your website but haven't heard anything for almost three weeks. I understand your'e busy but any info would be appreciated.

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 08-11-2016, 09:07 AM
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Same here.  I'd be a first time buyer which I know is something that Aldo tries to work with.  Would love to have one of these.

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 08-11-2016, 07:43 PM
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He is fulfilling orders. He's been extremely busy. I just recently got a Mega 2.0. Now that I have my second I'm off the list. I wish you all luck in finding a Varlet brush!

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 08-12-2016, 04:49 AM
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(08-11-2016, 07:43 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: He is fulfilling orders. He's been extremely busy. I just recently got a Mega 2.0. Now that I have my second I'm off the list. I wish you all luck in finding a Varlet brush!

Would it clog this thread to ask you what you think?  Now that you have two of these Megas? What would you compare them to? How is the hair?  Scritchy, scrubby, none of the above?

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