Before spending your hard-earned money on a custom water pipe, learn what to look for when buying custom water pipes. Not many people know where to begin, so I thought it would be beneficial to give you a list. My list consists of five useful tips when purchasing custom glass water pipes to help you avoid hassle. If I were you, I’d start writing these down before stepping foot in a store or begin browsing the internet marketplace.
Where to Begin With Custom Water Pipes
Custom water pipes can be created for you, but if you don’t have a couple thousand dollars to throw around, it’s smarter to pick out a custom piece that has been made and is ready to sell already. The first place to start is considering the type of custom water pipe design you would like. Are you a bubbler guy or a hookah man? Do you prefer a simple hand pipe, or do you need a large bong? Before ordering, figure out which type of design you want before you buy any custom water pipes.
Sizing of Custom Water Pipes
Before buying a custom water pipe, see which size and overall measurements you would like. Custom water glass pipes can be any size. For example, I saw this cool barrel-shaped concentrate rig that was about 7 inches in height. The size of the male joint itself was almost 15 millimeters. It is important to know if you are working with a male or female joint, and the measurement when you are buying nails, domes, and accessories such as an ash catcher.
Brands and places to order your custom water pipes are important. Research the specific brand or brands and read their descriptions, reviews, and anything else that would be helpful. Be cautious with certain major custom water pipe brands as there are some knock-offs in the market posing as the real deal. You can even look into professional glass blower artists who may help you. The same applies to if you order a specific brand online or at physical custom glass water pipes store. You want to feel confident that you will get your order on time based on their method (delivery vs pick-up).
Other Options for Customization
If you are buying from a smoke shop that sells hand blown water pipes, find out if they offer options of personalization. In other words, what personal attributes can you add to any of these custom water pipes? Can you get your own logo or name on it? Will it be painted on the base of the water pipe, or will it be sandblasted? Some people like to get symbols sandblasted onto the glass. You can look for a pipe that is already shaped like an animal, for example, or request a design. Colors can vary and be customized, too. So, if you want a purple dragon piece and the specific brand and store can do that, then by all means!
Pricing for Custom Water Pipes
Last, but not least, you want a fair price in the product you are buying. Research the price ranges for custom water pipes to make sure you are not being cheated or if you can get a better deal elsewhere. Be aware that a unique custom water pipe piece will not be cheap! It depends on the quality of materials, size, and complexity of the design. Keep in mind of additional colors and features such as custom etchings.
Be sure to double check dimensions and joint sizes when buying. We’re confident that with our tips, you’ll find the piece of functional glass art you have been searching for amongst a sea of custom water pipes available online.
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