Yeah, I tried to narrow the list down, partly from what I read about them, partly how they fit into size/shape that I was veering towards, and... aesthetics. Actually, the T1 had been on the earlier list, and the main reason I took it off was that the bottom appeared to be rounded, and solid white wasn't my most preferred look.I selected synthetic brushes on Top of the Chain... then sorted them low to high in price. There are quite a few (18, if I can count... the jury is still out on that one) that are just under $30 from which to choose.... People seem to like the Simpsons T1... that's there in price...the T2 is $9 more.
Too many of the boar brushes are sold out at the moment... so the selection is sparse, as you already know.
Yeah, the sold out section is kind of wild. At first I talked myself out of a brush. Then, I thought the little yellow/white Omega that was $14.99 wouldn't hurt... but then, I figured I should actually put the money out on a bit better, and was totally happy to toss in the 1305 Semogue, without a peep to anyone on the boards about it... and it was sold out. I liked it because it was a bit more expensive then the others, and I figured that would hopefully translate into quality, and... I like the color/shape.
So, then when I couldn't decide, I narrowed the lists and posted here. The Semogues have so many that seem smiliar, with about the same price, I kept thinking, what can it be that there are so many differences... and well, I just knew nothing about synths.
I was trying to keep in the $30-$35 range overall. You probably noticed that it then does a pretty quick leap into the $40 plus. I don't mind spending more when the time comes, but I didn't want to be a $150 synth and find out I hate them. So, 'dip my toes in' prices.