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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2015, 11:49:20 PM »
Erica, is there the possibility it's user error? Because I've never had any problems whatsoever.... ;D

I didn't know they had problems, it's actually one of my favorite nibs, so I hope that the problem gets solved so I can order some more, my last one just committed nib suicide yesterday. Not pretty.
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2015, 01:02:04 AM »
Hi Harvey,
Thank you for your kind offer. I have been doing pointed pen for a little over 22 years so I actually have used many nibs that are now considered vintage!  ;D Honestly, I prefer a good Nikko G to a 303 or 101 or possibly even a Hunt 56, any day! LOL! Too many skips and other idiosyncracies for me. Although the Hunt 56 will always be a fave.  :)
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2015, 01:20:11 AM »
Erica, is there the possibility it's user error? Because I've never had any problems whatsoever.... ;D

I didn't know they had problems, it's actually one of my favorite nibs, so I hope that the problem gets solved so I can order some more, my last one just committed nib suicide yesterday. Not pretty.

Lol , "committed nib suicide "  ;D

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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2015, 01:20:35 PM »
Erica, is there the possibility it's user error? Because I've never had any problems whatsoever.... ;D

I didn't know they had problems, it's actually one of my favorite nibs, so I hope that the problem gets solved so I can order some more, my last one just committed nib suicide yesterday. Not pretty.

Well, it's always possible. But when multiple people report the problem, it's more likely a bad batch. Happens from time to time.  ;)
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2015, 03:36:59 PM »
Erica, is there the possibility it's user error? Because I've never had any problems whatsoever.... ;D

I didn't know they had problems, it's actually one of my favorite nibs, so I hope that the problem gets solved so I can order some more, my last one just committed nib suicide yesterday. Not pretty.

Well, it's always possible. But when multiple people report the problem, it's more likely a bad batch. Happens from time to time.  ;)

Erica. Please forgive me, and just know I'm a dork. apparently my humor (the lowest form: sarcasm) doesn't always translate well when written down. Online. With people who don't know me super well...  I need to remind myself that and remember that it ends up making me look and feel like a real heel!!!  :) know I meant no malice and OF COURSE it wasn't user error of everyone on this forum!!! I would be the last person that would be qualified to suggest that...*face palm

So, if I happen to say anything else in the future that makes you scratch your head, is borderline offensive, or just plain stupid, please just give me the benefit of the doubt and say to yourseIf there goes Sarah again, trying to be funny, even though it's...not.  ::)

I love you, Erica!  :)
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2015, 04:43:56 PM »
LOL! You crack me up!  ;D No offense taken whatsoever.  :-*  (I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes!  ;D
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2015, 04:51:30 PM »
you're not slow, you're just incredibly nice! Your reply to my first comment was nothing but gracious, like always!   :)

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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2015, 06:43:22 AM »
Hi Erica, just found your reply to my post on Brause 66EF nibs to you. I will send you a couple of La Renommee nibs if I had your address in Florida. Let me know either through the Forum or email: [email protected]

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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2015, 12:10:53 PM »
Hi Erica, your package is in the mail - you should receive it within a few days. Enjoy, and consider this as a thank you for all your hard work with the forum!
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2015, 11:27:25 AM »
Erica- did you receive the La Renommee nibs? Curious for a review...  ;)

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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2015, 05:14:51 PM »
Reply to cheri: simple solution - try my offset, metal flanged holder made to accomodate the Brause 66EF nib...only $14.95 plus $3.95 postage = total $18.90.
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2015, 02:37:41 PM »
Will stores take back defective nibs? A while ago I looked at my Brause 66 stash and a lot, maybe 1/4 to 1/3, were visibly cut wrong - off center and at the edge of the hole so 1 tine was thicker than the other. If I'd check them when I received them is this something where it'd be reasonable to return them?

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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2015, 12:25:29 AM »
Depends when you bought them and who you bought them from, I would say. John Neal have been good at replacing nibs from defective batches in the past, so if you bought them there at a time when there was a recognised problem with the nibs, it would be worth contacting them and asking if they can be replaced. I donít know what PIA is like, but theyíll probably be sympathetic too. If you bought from somewhere else and it was a while ago, I think you may be out of luck. But if you only just received them and the nibs donít work as they should, then you should get them refunded or replaced.

Are you talking about a considerable difference in widths? In my experience, in a lot of pointed nibs thereís a difference between the tines but not enough to cause issues.

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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2015, 08:20:44 AM »
Reply to Cheri: Obviously you haven't yet tried my holder made especially for the Brause 66EF nib. It's not too late - I make them and sell them for $14.95 + $3.95 postage USA, metal flange, lightweight wood, and have nothing but rave reviews (8 models). Let me know if you are interested. They are not fancy, just practical and easy on the hand-fatigue.
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Re: EF66 - defective?
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2015, 08:46:11 PM »
Depends when you bought them and who you bought them from, I would say. John Neal have been good at replacing nibs from defective batches in the past, so if you bought them there at a time when there was a recognised problem with the nibs, it would be worth contacting them and asking if they can be replaced. I donít know what PIA is like, but theyíll probably be sympathetic too. If you bought from somewhere else and it was a while ago, I think you may be out of luck. But if you only just received them and the nibs donít work as they should, then you should get them refunded or replaced.

Are you talking about a considerable difference in widths? In my experience, in a lot of pointed nibs thereís a difference between the tines but not enough to cause issues.

Thanks for the input. I was just wondering if refunds were likely to be an option if I noticed problems in the future. IMO there was a considerable difference. Some were cut at a slight angle and some were more straight vertically but cut at the far left or right of the hole. I'll check over my orders more carefully as soon as I get them in the future.