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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:56 PM
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Default Looking for the best Bell Base: Opinion?

Well, first of all, my rig looks like this:


Now, I'm looking at thehookah.com,
and enjoy the bases there,
but don't know which would look best.
They all have similarities, but slight differences, looking for opinions.

First of all, this one here:

Currently, only the black is available, but I can't quite tell what the image on the vase is. It kind of reminds me of the Sultan from Alladin ha, but perhaps it is a flower? Or maybe a cowboy ha... no, well let's hope not.

Next:

Blue with either silver or gold bands. My rig being a tri-metal, either would look good, but can't quite tell which would be ideal. My new windcover is silver in color, and the majority of the stem is goldish in color, so perhaps silver to keep it balanced? And I really only consider the blue because I have a blue Nammor hose as well as the black KM hose.

Next:

Again, same problem with the clear vase, though I feel the gold stands out much more in this one.

And last:

Very similar to the previous, but perhaps a bit too simple. I really wish the site had larger views to tell what the detail really looks like.


As you can see, I'm not very decisive.
If you know of any other bell vases that have the same feel, please share.
And the hose has a bit of red trim too it,
so if there was anything in red, I'd love to see it.




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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: Looking for the best Bell Base: Opinion?

they're all pretty nice, but I think the 1st one would do your HOL due justice.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:59 PM
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they're all pretty nice, but I think the 1st one would do your HOL due justice.
It's my first choice, but I just wish I could see a detail on the image on it
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Old December 16th, 2009, 12:02 AM
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give'em a call or shoot'em an email and ask.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 12:18 AM
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i think the blue or black bases will look better, i have a heart of the lion tri metal also (but i think mine is 33 inch, looks pretty much the same just a touch taller) mine came with a crapy clear base and i wish i had a nicer colored base for it.

i vote for the silver accents on it but i am more of a fan of silver.

<rant> now my view on Egyptian "quality" glass might be jaded since i blow glass but god the stuff is horrid, nothing is freaking straight, nothing is even, freaking horrible quality glass (cords- thick lines due to uneven composition of the glass, seeds-lots of small bubble from not melting the glass right, stress fractures from either improper annealing of the glass to remove stress or glass that is not compatible with it self, and rocks in the glass: pieces of refractory brick that broke off in the glass and the blower was to lazy to cut it out before blowing or to cheap to trash the glass </rant>

i rant to make sure you are aware of the glass you will get, a lot of people seem to be fine with it but i just cant stand what is passed off as "quality" in areas that i at least know something about and wouldnt try to pass off those issues in a piece i am selling, or even a piece i am giving away

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Get the smoke base, then go to ********** and order one of his base trays.
brass:
http://**********.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=20
or black:
http://**********.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=20
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Old December 16th, 2009, 12:38 AM
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Default Re: Looking for the best Bell Base: Opinion?

To be honest, I like the Shimmer bell vases on The Hookah, but I can understand that it's not the right vase for that. I would say the smoke base and get that cobalt etched tray from john. mmm... I might need a towel and a cigarette after I see that rig come to fruition.
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+1 for the first.
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Have a look at thia bases thay have it in a few colours with some designs
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-1237-...okah-base.html
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Get the smoke base, then go to ********** and order one of his base trays.
brass:
http://**********.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=20
or black:
http://**********.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=20
Perhaps after the holidays when more money is free.

John also has this vase:
http://**********.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=19
But the photo doesn't do it justice, I'm sure.

I also have to figure in the sizes of the openings. My current bases opening measures 1.875 inches across, while the ones I showed are listed as 2 inches. Which might just be rounding up, but I'd have to make sure. And John's are listed as 1.75 inches, though I'm sure he could help me with the proper grommet for my stem.
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To be honest, I like the Shimmer bell vases on The Hookah, but I can understand that it's not the right vase for that. I would say the smoke base and get that cobalt etched tray from john. mmm... I might need a towel and a cigarette after I see that rig come to fruition.
when i saw those shimmer bases on line i thought they looked great but when i got one it didnt look any where near as good, if it was done with just silver leafing instead of glitter it would probably look a lot better

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when i saw those shimmer bases on line i thought they looked great but when i got one it didnt look any where near as good, if it was done with just silver leafing instead of glitter it would probably look a lot better

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(I have that hookah and love it) I don't like those glamor bases either.

I like the first ones and the last one .. would make that hookah look friggen awesome! If "I" had to choose .. I would go with the last one because I think the clear frost with gold trim would make it look elegant.
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+1 ^^^^

I like the first and last one, but i would choose the last one as im a person that likes seeing the smoke in the base
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Whatever base you get, just make sure it's not too dark so you can see your stem going into the water
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I like the first one best as well, but any of those wouldn't be bad.
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I think, when it comes down to it, the gold banded version of #3 will win out. I think I'd like to have more landmarks on the glass to point out water level.
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idk if i just got a bad one or what but the "gold" paint on it came out weird, kinda comes worn off a bit and doesnt look very gold but more of a silver/black/gold metallic shade

just saying to give a fair warning to not be disappointed if it comes like mine did.

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Which one did you get? I bought two clear vases (one silver and one gold) and they still look fine.
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what ever one came with my heart of lion 33" and then a clear shimmer vase. maybe i am just a glass snob since its one of the areas im getting my degree in

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I have one of the ones which you want to get, you will not regret it. trust me. Heres a picture but it doesn't do justice.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:28 AM
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I have one of the ones which you want to get, you will not regret it. trust me. Heres a picture but it doesn't do justice.
The smoke with gold trim. Tell me, what is the detail an image of?
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