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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Bleezy, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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  2. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    The BWG upline is only 60mm can actually. And, like you said, has less slits than the SOV. Mine has 7.
    But like you said, considering the price, and quality german boro, it's hard to go wrong.

    BTW, the reason it's so clean and looks so similar to SOV is the initial run (one I have) was done by an ex-SOV employee in his new shop. He decided he couldn't sell them under his new label (one that you'd probably recognize but I aint saying) because they were too close to SOVs and feared problems. But they sold out the back door so well that this guy's apprentices started turning them out and even expanded the range. lol. But they remain unbranded and somewhat of a hush hush issue because I was told not to repeat this in public forums. hehe. Meh. Whatever. I didn't name any names. :D

    During BWG's BF sale I bought one of the 12" dual chamber pieces. Gridded downline-to-circ(they call ufo). Schott glass. $125. It's only a mini-tube being short and 50mm can. But it's so damn smooth, I absolutely LOVE it and have picked it up before either of my Mobius' on more than one occasion.

    Good value tubes.
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  3. BLAZING OG

    BLAZING OG Vaping is a way of life!

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    I agree, might have to pull the trigger on the bwg.
    Thank you!
    Scott glass, oh iam in!
  4. hanfhead

    hanfhead is high

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  5. brucebannor

    brucebannor The Cheshire Cat

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    The size makes them feel very different. My Mini King Stemline has 18-slits (9 per side) and the AG upline has 10 slits (gridded to 5 holes each) both are 18mm. Notice the difference in the ground joint thickness. Despite being thin, the AG piece seems very well made, quality-wise it's great and I can't find a bubble even when being picky. Just got the upline but I'd still feel safer with the beast on the right.
  6. BLAZING OG

    BLAZING OG Vaping is a way of life!

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    Nice comparison, so the one on the right is the AG from BWG, and the one on the left is a jhanpixel?
    How do they feel on the percolation tip? Do they stack bubbles?
    Thanks !!!!
    I just emailed BWG to see if they can offer me a 15-16 inch version of there AG up perc with an 18mm Female joint , we will see what answer I get. I also hit up jhan pixel to ask if they offer there 18" king size stemline in a gridded inline perc!!
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  7. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    What a/c for a j-hook would you guys get if you're goal was minimal sound?
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  8. brucebannor

    brucebannor The Cheshire Cat

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    Sorry it's the opposite, the AG is the left piece and Jhanpixel's is on the right. They both stack bubbles nicely, especially with something like Rezblock. The percs are similar, you can tell the mini king on the right is bigger, it's a bit more of a hum (effortless to clear). The AG (12") is definitely the mini-tube and a bit more fizzy of a draw (clearing is effortless but it's so small there isn't much to clear). The Mini King (15") is bigger all around from the mouth-piece to the size of the stemline, the stacking bubbles might be a bit bigger but I can take a hit until my lungs won't go anymore. (sometimes I'll fill it up, exhale and then take my hit so it's not airy) I've just used the AG piece a few times with my Cloud but it's very smooth especially for the size. The mouth-piece is narrow, I thought I wouldn't like it but I don't mind it, it's different.

    When I use the Jhan's Mini-king I feel like I'm taking a more traditional bong hit and when I use the AG upline I feel it's more similar to a hydrotube. It's more the volume of the pieces than the percs though; not sure if that helps. I really like them both!

    Edit: Now that I think of it the upline reminds me of the Colie Glass recycler. It has a gridded inline, a few less slits but same fizzy draw with the same narrow style mouth-piece and small volume. I kind of wish I had a male nail now, I want to try the upline with wax.
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  9. Doug

    Doug Just passing time

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    I still like my infamous, but WOW have the options changed for cheap glass! I'm impressed!
  10. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    I also found fault on the AG only with size and the thinner joint. Otherwise, like you, I found it to be of excellent construction. The quality of construction, plus the german boro plus gridding makes the damn thing a real bargain at less than a bill.

    And it purrrs like a kitten. Very, very smooth.

    However, you say your AG tube is only 9" tall?! Wow, mine is 14".
    Talk about a variance! lol. That's crazy.
    Is yours a 50mm can?
    My AG upline is 60mm.
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  11. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    agreed, and so far, the infamous remains the smallest of the group, great for pocketing on the go. I do like the size range of these other low cost pieces.
  12. brucebannor

    brucebannor The Cheshire Cat

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    It's 50mm, I got out the tape measure it's actually just shy of 11.75" (base to the top of can is 6" exactly) that bad measurement was based off me thinking the Mini King was 13" but it's actually just over 15".

    I'm snowed in tonight, these are less blurry and you can see the stemlines a little better.
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  13. Doug

    Doug Just passing time

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    I'm really thinkin' about ordering that matrix look-a-like. For 28 bucks, how could it not be worth it?
  14. BLAZING OG

    BLAZING OG Vaping is a way of life!

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    any one try this site before?
    http://thick-quality-glass.myshopif...pipes-1/products/12-extreme-fritted-disc-perc

    http://thick-quality-glass.myshopif...dragless-fritted-disc-perc-w-dome-splashguard


    Thank you both immensely!!!
    Now to figure out what to get , gridded or non-gridded.
    people seem to like the matrix style pieces for vaping, are these smoother??
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  15. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 Mini Glass Hoarder

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    Quick dab out of the small AliEx stemline.

  16. mystikalghost

    mystikalghost Active Member

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    Looks pretty damn good....
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  17. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    So, I made no bones about how I disliked the tree perc I got. I have used it a few times, but it will never be in my main rotation.

    However, if any of you have it and also have a LSV, it makes an amazing mouthpiece for the LSV. Because it is angled I don't feel like I'm gonna drool all in my mp like the original LSV mp.

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  18. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    If anybody hasn't jumped on this one yet, I highly recommend it. This one is my fav of all the glass I have bought in the last year.
  19. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    You can actually talk the price to your advantage if you order a bunch of pieces. I'm ordering three of the inline bubblers, one oil, two flowers, plus 6 adapters to fit everything I want in them. Seems like they don't have a problem doing adapters that are not listed and custom orders. I'll update when it's finalized.

    I love the one I got so far. It's so versatile. Smooth with flowers and small enough for oils. The best piece you could get for that kind of money. I'm going to try to get some free Ti nails to check them out and also a better packaging/shipping option
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  20. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 Mini Glass Hoarder

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    My inline piece came with a Ti nail and two glass nails. I am not 100% sure that it is actually Grade 2 Ti. I did heat it up and noticed that the color changing pattern due to heat seems to be on par with items I own that I know factually are Grade 2 Ti. No mystery smells or vapors coming off the nail after heating.

    @Roger D, please let us know how everything works out?
  21. hanfhead

    hanfhead is high

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    Got the $26 dhgate bubbler finally. :D

    First impression. Way heavier than I expected. Very sturdy base. Comfortable to hold.

    I got it to use with my domeless ti nail. I also ordered a 45 degree 18mm male to male in case the nail was too close to my face with the straight adapter it came with. I like it angled to the right so you can see into the nail but straight up works just fine. It is so smooth I can take monster dabs and not even feel it. The perc could sit lower, it uses more water than I am used to but that probably helps the smoothness.

    I thought this would quench my thirst for a while but I have seen so many more that I want. I have been saving a folder of bookmarks from this thread. Now that I see the quality is good I will be getting more for sure.

    :leaf:
  22. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    Lol, you guys took them all ! I've got to wait for the re up now :p
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  23. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Just got my order in!!! Box all smushed up again, but great packaging! Got the two pieces left of Oli's solo. Yeah that ac is a beast! I love it paired with the Ali ex hc bub pictured below, (to right of Jam's sunshine möbius). On mine, if you connect them almost touching each other the bottom of the ac hc disc lines right up with Ali ex hc disc, plus the heights of the bubbles being stacked matchup perfect for a wonderful waterworks show! However not the most balanced piece when you add a vape. Thanks for the pics... @jambandphan03 & @oli Also, very nice collections!


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  24. vakedcow

    vakedcow Gentlecow Vaper and Halloween kiddo

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    So I received my china glass and all was well, percs are nice and low.

    After some days of testing I am so glad I bought that stuff because only know I remember that in long ago combustion times I already didn't like those small mouthpieces.. I prefer the ones that widen up like the matrix clone. (educate me, what are the different mouthpiece styles called?)
    Glad to have saved $$ by ordering chinaware to re-figure that :D

    additionally found the D020 bubbler on ali, here the link share:

    D020 bubbler (Matrix?) on Ali for $15:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...perc-water-percolator/1032043_1487052207.html

    same store a 2 Honeycomb tube:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...colator-smoking-color/1032043_1479372544.html

    also has some more of the DHGate stuff in that store :peace:

    Edit: ordered that D020 bubbler, shipping to my region is much cheaper then DHGate but probably looooonger to :ninja:
  25. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    :) glad you like your glass, and getting lower percs Vakedcow. The D020 ends up being $26 w/ shipping on aliexi, still a screaming deal, but the same as I paid on DHgate. Either way you go, it's a nice little bubbler, and I agree, I like the flared mouthpiece over the "cobra" looking ones.

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