I just found out we're all "acoustic shavers"

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I just found out we're all "acoustic shavers"

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Maybe in some way it refers to single edge razors, which "sing" when they're cutting the hair.
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For me the acoustics is part and parcel of the shave and it is the reason why I can't understand how gents shave with running water....they miss out on an integral part of the ritual

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Full hollow ground straight razors sing, some more than others, while the heavier grinds (1/4 for example) don't provide as much audible feedback, but there is some. The Cobra Classic has a pleasant and dependable little song that reassures me it's working. "Whistle while you work!" (Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs :) )
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fallingwickets wrote:For me the acoustics is part and parcel of the shave and it is the reason why I can't understand how gents shave with running water....they miss out on an integral part of the ritual

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Gotta hear the "pings" - it's like having more cowbell.

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+1 the sound. OK, I must have a great shave, but the audio definitely helps. That's something I like about SE razors.

Acoustic shaving... what a crappy name though. It's OK in Urbainia I suppose. Let the Urbainians use the term. :bull
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Out of all the things I've had to listen to in my life it's a pleasure to close the bathroom door and hear something pleasing.
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On the subject of acoustic shaving . . . when I first got my Merkur Vision, I couldn't believe the auditory feedback. Sounded like a rock crusher next to my ear CrunchCrunchCrunch. Very loud, but you knew it was cutting something By God!
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I guess I am missing out on all that with the vibrator turned on on my Fusion. By the time I polish with Schick injector the stubble is too short.
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with the vibrator turned on
<---------speeeeechlesSS


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fallingwickets wrote:
with the vibrator turned on
<---------speeeeechlesSS


:lol: :lol:
:shock:

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At least the vibrator was in the razor. :? I swear that the Gem 1912 is designed to magnify the sounds of whiskers shearing. Over twelve hours now w/o stubble from the aforementioned razor.


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It's difficult for me to shave without some audible feedback. I prefer my hollow grind straight razors for this reason. This lets me know when I'm getting that last bit of stubble.
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Well, acoustic indicates electric razors more due to their noise :)
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I kinda like this name...
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I'm the one who never "gets" it. You kinda like what name? (Sorry, I had to ask! :lol: )
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