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    Default Nib tuners besides Dan Smith and Masuyama?

    Hello,

    With Masuyama having an 18 week wait and Dan Smith (the Nibsmith) not taking orders at all, who else out there takes mail-in pens for tuning/modification and has a good reputation? I've got a couple of hard starters and scratchy pens I'd like to get tuned up, but alas, these are the only two reputable nib tuners I know.

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    Default Re: Nib tuners besides Dan Smith and Masuyama?

    Mark Bacas (nibgrinder.com), Gena Salorino (customnibstudio.com) and Linda Kennedy (indy-pen-dance.com?) come to mind. I can't specifically speak to their current wait times, Gena is the most recent entry and might have the shortest wait, and she will also be at the upcoming Philly and LA pen shows.

    That's a start, anyway.
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    Default Re: Nib tuners besides Dan Smith and Masuyama?

    At the end of last year, Gena was at three weeks. Mark Bacas was at eight, but with an express option (two weeks $30).
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    Default Re: Nib tuners besides Dan Smith and Masuyama?

    Thanks all. I sent an email to Gena, and I'll go to Bacas if she is too busy in the upcoming season.

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    Default Re: Nib tuners besides Dan Smith and Masuyama?

    Kirk Speer (penrealm.com) is great, affordable, and posted today that his wait is at five weeks.

    Bacas is great as well.

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    Default Re: Nib tuners besides Dan Smith and Masuyama?

    Is Pendleton Brown still working on nibs? Not sure what modification you're looking for, but his "Butter Line Stub" is an experience.

    http://pendletonspens.com

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