And now, part 2 of a two part series of shit I'd never fucking bother with if it wasn't dirt cheap, or free, the Marc Petitjean Magic Bobbin. Shit? Maybe its just Marc Petitjean Bobbin? There's a Magic Tool, right, so is this shit magic or not? Well, definatly not, but is it suggested that its magical? I just checked the Official Site, it's MP-TT Bobbin. WTF does that even mean?
Magical? Uhm... You know what its not? Cheap. Not by a long shot. Said official site suggests its $63 in proper American cash. Sixty-three!
Yeah, you're goddamned right I didn't spend that much. Shit, even at list price (thank you very much), I agonized over dropping the coin, but knew I'd be able to sell it for what I paid if I didn't like it.
So, what do you get for $63?
- Built-in tensioner.
- Quick threading capability.
- Built in dubbing loop hook thingy.
- Pettyjean Inc claims, "perfectly balanced." Sure. OK.
- Smug sense of look at my bobbin, my bobbin is amazing..?
Tensioner and bottom half of
The thing is, I love fucking gadgets. I eat that shit up like you can't imagine, and I love dubbing loops, so that right there should come together to make this fucking thing a religion to me, right?
We'll come back to that. Let's start smaller: Bitch threads up faster than you can imagine. You hook some thread under a wire, up the open channel of the "tube" (which is a U here) and then under a sort of wire that surrounds the tip.
Top of threader, and loop
Shit, thought, bitch threads up fast. On the other hand, you can buy ceramic bobbins from cheap dealers for like $8 now, and this costs you $63 because its basically price controlled and that's fucking 8 fucking bobbins for the price of one. Do you want 8 prethreaded fucking bobbins rolling around, or not? Your call.
|Looks clever, eh? Also, I did it wrong here. Fuck it.|
So, we're onto the big deal, or at least what was the big deal to me, and its selling point, the built in dubbing loop hook. I fucking love dubbing loops, and I've amassed a large collection of different tools to make them, so this was what won me over. Two years ago, I watched Gary Borger make magic with a dubbing loop (admittedly, not that pattern, but look at that shit), and I bought his preferred tool and never looked back. Of course, this is another tool, and people would have you believe that swapping tools back and forth is akin to beating puppies or some shit, so yeah, the Uberbobbin and what not would save me time and puppy beating.
|Just buy this thing.|
Truth is, its a whole lot more fidgety and fucking annoying than the extra tool. Not only that, but you're pretty much locked into using a rotary vise, which I have and strongly don't care for. Maybe you do, but fuck off, its my blog so make your own and drunkenly ramble about dumb shit.
How about perfectly balanced? Let me call you when I get this bitch up on the ole centrifuge and spin it up a couple thousand RPM.
So, we're left with the smug sense of amazing bobbin, I guess. Fuck it. I sold it.