Thank you, philly4life, for all the great product reviews!
Camera Used: Sony CyberShot DSC-930
Make: SYN Bubbler
Model: Kettle Bubbler with Removable Bushing Downstem
Price: $125-$200+ (based on working)
Base Width: 6”
Tube Thickness: 5 mm
Base Thickness: 3-4 mm
Joint Size: 18 mm
Comments: The SYN crew and FatMike have been putting out pretty high quality glass for a while now. They specialize in making quality American glass that can still be afforded by the average collector. They have a wide range of glass including fixed stems, circulator percs, and multiple arm trees.
This bubbler is very stable because of the very wide base and you do not have to worry about it tipping over at all. The joint welds are all very well done although they are a little more visible than what I am used to seeing on a US Tube, TORO or the SGs that I have hit.
The 7” d-cut downstem that came with the tube is not the best although I am planning on getting a worked one from FatMike for a reasonable price. The bubbler diffuses nicely and there is no splash back because of the mouthpiece design. The clear on this bubbler is also very quick, although a little harsh without extra filtration. Where this bubbler really shines is when you hit it with a hops inline or similar a/c.
I picked this bubbler out as a piece that I would not have to be worried about smoking with the roommates or just leaving out. It was a bonus that I was able to get a little worked section as well as a matching slide. It is a nice bubbler although it does not hit as well as a multi-arm or have quite the same craftsman ship as an SG or TORO. Overall it is a nice affordable bubbler if you do not want to spend a ton of money. –philly4life
It seems the grade is a bit harsh, no? Certainly, I wouldn’t expect this to hit nearly as well as a multi arm. Just want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. –Mrs. Chubbs
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