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My Gonzodized Ti2 Techliner finally arrived... with hefty custom charges... The Gonzodized is really fantastic looking , loving the blue with a hint of gold.

 

I try to get some picture later, too busy playing around with the magnets. lol.

 

Neat, yeah I ended up ordreing a short version in that finish. :)

post #2597 of 2609
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Originally Posted by brim71 View Post
 

Yep, could be lots of things going on with it.  In general, you don't need much pressure at all when writing with a FP.

 

The great thing about the Lamy nibs is that you can just pick up a couple (if you can afford the $13) and swap them around.  I'd say, pick up another nib (maybe try the F) and see if it writes the same way.  Now that you have a backup nib, try spreading the tines a bit on the other one (youtube it) to make it a little wetter.  It you screw it up, you're only out $13.

 

Even on the Lamy 2000?

 

I'll take it to a local pen shop soon and see what they think....

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Even on the Lamy 2000?

 

I'll take it to a local pen shop soon and see what they think....

Whoops, the Lamy 2000's use a different nib design, missed that in your initial post, sorry about that.  All the other Lamy pens (Safari, Al-Star, Studio, CP1, etc.) use the swappable SS nibs.  Yeah, I wouldn't mess with the 2000 14k nib.

 

Let us know how you make out!


Edited by brim71 - 11/12/14 at 5:39am
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Originally Posted by brim71 View Post
 

Whoops, the Lamy 2000's use a different nib design, missed that in your initial post, sorry about that.  All the other Lamy pens (Safari, Al-Star, Studio, CP1, etc.) use the swappable SS nibs.  Yeah, I wouldn't mess with the 2000 14k nib.

 

Let us know how you make out!

So went in to a pen shop in the city today and asked them to check out my pen. They said it was a little scratchy, but that's just the way EF nibs are, however it should get better with use. They cleaned it for me and recommended I wear it in a bit. 

 

Hopefully it gets better. As of now I find it a little too awkward to bother writing anything with.


Edited by dclaz - 11/12/14 at 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

So went in to a pen shop in the city today and asked them to check out my pen. They said it was a little scratchy, but that's just the way EF nibs are, however it should get better with use. They cleaned it for me and recommended I wear it in a bit. 

 

Hopefully it gets better. As of now I find it a little too awkward to bother writing anything with.

Hmm, they don't sound exactly helpful.  It's true that EF nibs by nature give a little more feedback than larger ones, but they should still be usable.

 

You could always try getting in contact with Lamy directly.  If the pen is less than 2 years old it should still be covered under warranty.  I've never dealt with them directly, but they do have a US branch, so worth contacting them to see what they say.

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As someone who has spent a large amount of time adjusting EF nibs for school use, get a bit of mylar paper or micro mesh, and smooth the tip A BIT, maybe 3-4 circles clockwise and counter clockwise at a normal writing pressure, it helps to tune the scratchiness down just a bit, to make it more comfortable to write. But do keep in mind EF nibs simply are scratchy, nothing much to helps that, my professionally tuned and ground EF from John Mottishaw is still scratchy, but that's just how they work. 

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Originally Posted by Noobmachine View Post
 

As someone who has spent a large amount of time adjusting EF nibs for school use, get a bit of mylar paper or micro mesh, and smooth the tip A BIT, maybe 3-4 circles clockwise and counter clockwise at a normal writing pressure, it helps to tune the scratchiness down just a bit, to make it more comfortable to write. But do keep in mind EF nibs simply are scratchy, nothing much to helps that, my professionally tuned and ground EF from John Mottishaw is still scratchy, but that's just how they work. 

I see. I might give that a crack! Cheers.

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Originally Posted by brim71 View Post
 

Hmm, they don't sound exactly helpful.  It's true that EF nibs by nature give a little more feedback than larger ones, but they should still be usable.

 

You could always try getting in contact with Lamy directly.  If the pen is less than 2 years old it should still be covered under warranty.  I've never dealt with them directly, but they do have a US branch, so worth contacting them to see what they say.

I don't think I'll be able to get it covered under warranty because there's nothing actually wrong with it?

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My fine Pilot Vanishing Point just came in and I have to say it is wonderful. It's both finer and much nicer to write with than my Lamy 2000. It's not quite as beautiful. but it feels great in the hand.

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Just opened up my Pilot Metropolitan pen (fixed medium point). It writes a lot smoother than the Lamy Safari Extra Fine and 1.1 Calligraphy, but it also writes larger.


I still prefer the Lamy because I tend to take my time writing words compared to the Pilot, which spews out a little too much ink for my slow-writing preferences.
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post

My fine Pilot Vanishing Point just came in and I have to say it is wonderful. It's both finer and much nicer to write with than my Lamy 2000. It's not quite as beautiful. but it feels great in the hand.

More reason to hunt for the yearly limited editions and Namiki raidens?
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Hi all, I'm usually over at The Canon Thread but I noticed you have this Pen-Fi thread going on as well... so I thought I'd pop in and show my most recent acquisition:

 


Apologies for the nasty finger prints though, it was just a test shot after I had acquired a new lens.

 

Since my school days I've been more of a Parker person myself, but I got this instead because I was hunting around for a fine tip pen but all the local stores only had M tip (I was looking for a Parker Sonnet), so this is my first Faber Castell.

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Originally Posted by MadCow View Post
 

Hi all, I'm usually over at The Canon Thread but I noticed you have this Pen-Fi thread going on as well... so I thought I'd pop in and show my most recent acquisition:

 


Apologies for the nasty finger prints though, it was just a test shot after I had acquired a new lens.

 

Since my school days I've been more of a Parker person myself, but I got this instead because I was hunting around for a fine tip pen but all the local stores only had M tip (I was looking for a Parker Sonnet), so this is my first Faber Castell.

Very nice!  Let us know how it writes.  My Faber Castell has a silky smooth nib, so hope yours works out as well!

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Just opened up my Pilot Metropolitan pen (fixed medium point). It writes a lot smoother than the Lamy Safari Extra Fine and 1.1 Calligraphy, but it also writes larger.

I still prefer the Lamy because I tend to take my time writing words compared to the Pilot, which spews out a little too much ink for my slow-writing preferences.

You can always push the tines together a little to reduce the flow.

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