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Glass Symphony XLR

Discussion in 'Upcoming and Unreleased Plug-in Vaporizers' started by jojo monkey, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    I need to take a break from the symphony. I did 1/8 in 3.5 days, that's A LOT for me. I might have gone through it quicker if the auber didn't have a shut-off timer. I'm not saying it's inefficient or anything, I just wanted to keep using it so I did. Vaping with it is enjoyable and I'm always tempted to load just one more. It's in my fun to use category that my sticky bricks used to be alone in. Taking it easy with concentrates for a day or 2 and then I'll see if I'm able to tear myself away from the symphony before the auber shut-off timer.
     
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  2. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @StormyPinkness

    I have the same problem with the GS... Except i have the RDK-200 so i can leave mine on for extended periods, always ready for a hit!
    On weekends i usually turn it on when i wake up and shut it off before bed, usually 18 hours at least.
    It's the best all glass log vape out there for those instant smashes to the head!

    I have moved down from 950 to 925 with excellent results!
    Also a few degrees can make a big difference and it is super easy to test!
    Lower temp and take a few empty pulls to lower temp and test away!

    You are correct in that the GS likes strong, deep pulls for maximum extraction in minimum time.
    Slightly hotter temps like 950 do this very well!
    925 also does it very well, you just have to alter your inhale.

    Your use will level out after a month or so... It took me that long to get over it's perfection!

    And if you are looking for an awesome grinder... Check out the New Vape Fine Grinder!!
    Amazing piece of equipment!

    EDIT:
    Have to share this moment...
    I was just thinking about loading the last bowl for the night and automatically started picking up my ground herb and loaded it into the grinder again...
    Guess the GS does work quite well!!!

    Tomorrow is going to a great day!!! Will share more tomorrow...
     
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  3. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Totally not GS related...
    This post is also for @Snappo Brother i know what you went or are still going through...
    It was the most difficult part of my life so far but this makes it slightly easier!
    Never forget but know there will be happiness once again.

    I would like to introduce Samson, a pure bred Border Collie, 8 weeks old and my new buddy for everything that life throws at me! A therapy dog for my wife and myself and a new companion for our older dog, Cleo.
    [​IMG]

    And now back to regular scheduled GS talk!
     
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  4. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Wishing for you, yours, and Samson a long healthy happy life...
     
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  5. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

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    Well done for finding the courage to look forward and always be such a positive influence here, never failing to offer others support and advice. So I guess we owe you back?:hmm: Mmmm! How to get out of that one?

    Just kidding, we are here for you bro. We are a caring community with a rich experience, good and bad. Thank you for sharing and wishing you total happiness (alright, 97% maybe. Got to be realistic!;))

    The day we are 100% happy, we will ALL be 100% happy! Our consciousness is connected, so is it really a wonder, put like that, that we have such a hard time staying truly happy?! Not to mention our own daily rap!

    Anyway, one day! And a new dimension (or two) if we're lucky. As long as they got ganja (or something better), then count me in!
    @jojo monkey , please ship my Symphony to "Joyous Heights, Harmony Palace, Blissville, 5th dimension!" (Not yet though):lol:

    Apologies all. High as usual. Really loving my Think Different auto. Only 3 autos left oitside now, 2 weeks tops and all looking good, just shame we got so little sun since mid July but you would NEVER know from the buzz I am getting from all of the autos so far. And a nice variety too.

    By the way Lazy I left a comment on your youtube video earlier, just so you know it was me.

    Happy Sunday everyone. Can't wait to get some more delicious vapor into me. I really am spoilt for choice though. My options have been severely limited and very sub par for years.

    Now in contrast, Ganja heaven!:love:

    It's hard for me to have so many new options. I almost can't enjoy it cos I wanna try everything out all the time!:lol:

    Edit: Lazy, you can see clearly from Sanson's face what he is trying to say- "I'm not sure it is is good idea for ME to hit the Symphony Lazy. Please don't make me it looks kinda big for me!"
     
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  6. jojo monkey

    jojo monkey Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    @StormyPinkness I am glad you are liking it (even if it is too much) and I am sure you'll find a balance. I think you had it less than a week when you wrote that post!

    What a picture perfect pup. Samson should be a smarty. Congrats!

    Thanks for the great post with the GS info too.

    I always liked this story. I grew up in a household where both of my sisters were dogs.

    Best wishes to you.

    I just updated the holographic label to your new coordinates on the 5th plane. Beware, the GS can cause localized dimensional shifts.

    It's very cool your personal thing ;) ended up the way you wanted. (glad there was no mold!)
     
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  7. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @jojo monkey @Alexis

    Thank you for your kind words!! They are really appreciated.

    I am off work this week to get the house ready for sale, so the GS is going to be on all day, every day!
    I am very excited as this will allow me a solid week of testing!!

    I have been coughing a lot lately when vaping and it happens with any vaporizer, convection or conduction.
    For today's first session i used some very strong Sunshine Pink and lowered the temp to 910 set, 900 actual. It usually sits at 901 and fluctuates to 902 every once in a while!
    Settings are ROCK SOLID for me!

    Vapor takes a bit longer to form but just as dense and flavorful!
    Going to see how low i can go with great results!
     
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  8. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    Ugh, making videos is hard (at least for me). I very much appreciate the posters that do it.
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

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    You mean "posers that do it"! ;)
     
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  10. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    Speaking of...

    Alright I finally did one that didn't make me cringe. Though my fingers get in the way holding the bowl and I jiggled the glass too much. Also took a 4th hit I didn't need, but otherwise I didn't hate this video. Still can't quite get as pretty of a shot of the bowl as some others.

    *Disclaimer: This is using hand torn flower at 950f (935). For best results it's recommended you use tamped ground flower.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  11. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    Sorry for the double post, can't edit.

    I was failing at moderation with my symphony this weekend when I remembered @stickstones posting in the tubo thread awhile ago about using whole nugs. Put in a nug(s), hit it once or twice, do a quick hand crumble, then hit it again. Love doing this, I haven't used it any other way since.

    First 2 hits have little to no vapor but are pretty tasty. Hand crumbling after that is super easy, easier than hand tearing little chunks. Put it back in with a light finger tamp and I get a giant cloud from that. One more medium sized cloud and it's dead. I usually stir and hit it one more time, never really need to though.

    Loving this technique, a little too much maybe. I went through an 1/8 in 2.5 days, in my defense it was a 3 day weekend though.
     
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  12. MileHighHuman

    MileHighHuman Active Member

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    Getting about ready to jump on board, but trying to figure out my setup before.

    Ive read mason jars are an option for holding the heater, but do not need to hit the bottom. Would the 1/2 gallon size be large/long enough to prevent any potential contact?

    Would anything else work better?

    The raw rolling tray seems like a really good idea, but will laying this vape down like that damage it in anyway over time?
     
  13. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    Has anyone tried the rimmed screen/eq baskets loaded with flower with a little concentrate cherry on top? I remember seeing a post that just concentrate took awhile, I'm wondering if just a little going through some flower would work.

    Right now I'm using this one they recommended and it works well:
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    I've been keeping my eye out for something nicer, but I haven't seen anything that can handle how tall and top heavy it is. I have a few DIY ideas and I'm thinking about asking one of the fc wood guys if they'll make me something. Right now I use it on a dresser facing a wall, I'd love to somehow wall mount it without cooking paint.
     
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  14. Prolusio

    Prolusio Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned to Jojo that's the method I was using and he didn't seem to think it would pose any problems! I've been using mine with the tray nearly every day since I've recieved it and haven't had any issues yet.

    For me if I got a stand when I'm done with the GS I'm still going to lay it on it's side when I put it away anyway. So in my mind it should be just fine to lay it down!

    Admittedly it's not the prettiest of solutions, but I really like the security of it not being able to tip over. Also that rolling tray is something I just always have out for various vaping tools so when I put the GS away I'm not left with some stand I don't use for anything else.
     
  15. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Picked up 5 new strains at the dispensary last night!!
    This means the GS comes out to really sample and test the flavors and effects of the bud!
    I bought a range from $8/g to $15/G and they all taste amazing in the GS!
    You can definitely tell the cheaper strains from the more expensive ones.
    The vapor trails off much faster in the cheaper bud, density is slightly less but not by much.

    An excellent day of testing strain profiles!

    I guess a strain list would be helpful!

    Organic Purple Kush:rockon:
    Blue Dream:tup:
    Pink Bubba:tup:
    Bruce Banner:tup:
    Grand Daddy Purps:\
     
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  16. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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  17. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    The 250ml could work. But so it's too light and has a small base. So you would have to fill it with sand, any liquid or whatever (GITD powder?) at least to give it more stability. But even in this case it could be dangerous cause of the high center of gravity of the GS and it's weight. Use better a 500ml or even more a 1l filled.
     
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  18. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Been away from this thread for a while but testing and usage has continued!!
    It's a beast and that is that, nothing more to really say...

    Anyway i have been working on my basket adaption i showed earlier on.
    With the original design there was always a cooler spot due to the metal handle disrupting the airflow.
    I did not want to deviate from my EQ mod due to the ease of use and it's awesome micro dosing abilities!

    Tonight was the night i perfected it!
    Now it is 2 pieces and there is almost no metal to disrupt the airflow!
    Instead of the long bit of metal used as a handle on the side of the EQ basket, i now have a small ring protruding just above the lip of the EQ basket. The handle is now a separate bit of metal with a hook on the end.
    I lower the loaded bowl into the RooR bowl and press the edges down with a glass pick.
    Rip at any speed you desire and it is ALWAYS an even ABV from top to bottom!

    2 half packed bowls takes me over the limit very quickly!
    Amazing vape!

    Pics later... have to go BBQ steak for dinner now!

    EDIT to add pictures!

    A spent bowl showing the loop poking through the herb!
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    Simple hook to retrieve basket.
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    The new loop de loop!
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  19. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    I started getting uneven extraction and the edges started getting brown quicker than the middle. I noticed my screen was dirty and *did not* want to take it out to clean it because they are in there perfectly and I suck at screens. Luckily I have a little $20 ultra sonic cleaner and I was able to throw the whole bowl in a bag with some iso and clean it that way. A couple 2-3 minute cycles and the whole thing is good as new and extraction is perfect again.

    I actually added a 18/18 bowl under the gs bowl to raise it higher and make it easier to lovingly stare at. I'd like it a little higher but I didn't have another bowl to raise it with. I'm looking for a 18/18 straight adapter if anyone has a link to one. I found one from ctechglass, but it's not very tall (30mm) and they don't make bigger ones in 18mm:
    https://www.ctechglass.com/ctech-30mm-straight-connecting-adapter-1922-joints-lab-glass-p-671.html
     
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  20. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    @StormyPinkness I use a nickel to build the curve on the screen. That will make it easy for you to put a new screen in. I just torch my screens run under water and then good as new
     
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  21. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    Taste on this thing is a double edged sword when your trying to vape free pre-rolls you got with your order. The "premium" one of them was kind of... bland? The other was just blarg. Like potpourri or something, and so flippin weak and light on vapor. Though since the first one was so weak I figured the "premium" one would be too and I put as much of it as I could into the bowl, pretty much filled it. Bland taste but holy hell was it a lot of vapor. The vapor wasn't hot at all, but it was so strong it almost felt like a hot vapor kind of burning.

    Also realized yesterday other than using my herbailAire once or twice I haven't touched my other non-portable vapes since I got the symphony. I've seen other posters talk about VAS killers, I might have found mine. For desktops. I have one or two other vapes that compare, but the glass bowl always makes me want to use the symphony instead.

    Speaking of glass bowl, I still want to find something to get it slighter higher to see better. I was thinking it also might be nice if it was a bit farther away from my eyes. I think I'm going to get both of these to try, otherwise I think I'll just get a new bubbler that is already shaped how I want.
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    Not sure that second one will fit, the bottom of the female part might be too low.

    [​IMG]
     
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