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Savinelli and their filters

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  1. Smokes

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    Ladies and Gents:

    I greatly appreciate the warm welcome I've received thus far. I'd like to obtain your recommendations. I'm currently breaking myself in and enjoying a MM Country Gent. I'm looking for a Briar and like what I have seen and heard from Savinelli.

    Either the Duca Carlo or a Trevi. My concerns are the filters. I don't see the point of them nor do I want to buy a pipe where they are an additional problem or hassle.

    So I'd appreciate any thoughts and opinions on the Savinellis and their filter system (whether you use it or whether you don't have to).

    Here are the pics:
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    Thank you in advance,
     
  2. Monkeyshine

    Monkeyshine Active Member

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    I regularly smoke my Trevi without the filter. It came with the no-filter adaptor but I smoke it without that too.
     
  3. rlucas

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    I have the Sav Café and regularly smoke it without the filter. If I'm trying something new I will put the filter in. Problem is I forget its in there.
     
  4. Jim44

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    Most of the Savinelli pipes come with a filter and an adapter that replaces the filter if you don't care to use them. I generally use the filter for a few bowls, and then pitch it and switch to the adapter. They also smoke very well without either one.

    I don't think you can go wrong with a Savinelli.:thu2:
     
  5. Smokes

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    Thank you Gentlemen.

    Ideally I think I'd like the Duca Carlo's bowl with the Trevi collar and stem. That would be more than beautiful. Both look great though.
     
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  6. Huby Springer

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    I always use the filter (more of a moisture catcher) in my 320 Trevi. I'm sure it'd be fine without it though.
     
  7. krusty

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    Greetings Smokes.
    You can smoke any of the Savinelli's that are designed for a filter with out either a filter or the adapter piece with no worries.
    I have done so for years with no issues. Good pipes for the money, enjoy!
     
  8. ronbruce61

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    That was my first thought as I viewed the pics.Since that's not an option I would go with the Duca Carlo.

    I have a Sav Piazza Di Spagna 173 that I just love.I smoked it for several months with filter.I ran out,forgot to order,so I finally placed the adaptor in.No probs still smokes like a champ.I also have a Caramella 626......just started using it without the filter last week.These poor pipes get so little use nowadays since I discovered cobs.

    Ron
     
  9. neoclassical

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    The Trevi line is much better than the Duca Carlo. I had one and it had tons of fills, the finish was bleh, and it did not smoke well. It turned me off Savs for a long time until I tried better lines.
     
  10. Smokes

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    Thank you all, good to know.

    Ron, why your preference for Cobs?

    Neo, yeah knowing it may be up a line is having a bearing on the purchase. In all likelihood I think it'll be the Trevi being as that is the most I want to spend and the most beautiful thing I've seen for myself.
     
  11. ronbruce61

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    Why cobs.........I get such natural raw unambiguous flavor from any tobacco burned in a cob.I don't need to smoke a particular blend in every piece of briar I own to find its perfect match........Found it already,MM Country Gentleman.Burning some fantastic Reiner Long Golden Flake in a CG right now......not one of my briars led me to believe this blend was worth a second look.Boy were they wrong.

    Ron
     
  12. ArmedOctopus

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    I try using the filter if I smoke a blend with more moisture than others. I dont know if it has an affect, but it makes sense in my mind. :D
     
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  13. Jay

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    I have the same Duca Carlo. It is a good pipe, drilled a little high. Smoked best once broken in. Smoke it all day without the filter or the adapter no problem.

    I also have a Trevi 626, it is a smaller pipe, drilled well. I also smoke that without the filter or the adapter and there is no problem.

    Savinelli pipes are a great value.
     
  14. msutton

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    I have a Duca Carlo, and it's one of my favorite pipes. I took the filter out before the first time I smoked it and threw it away. I've never had an issue with moisture.
     
  15. mattia76

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    I haven't used one of the filters in years. When I did, i seem to remember changing it out ever 2-3 smokes.
     
  16. CalPiper

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    I also have a Duca Carlo and its easily one of my favorite pipes. I told the guy at the B & M to keep the filters and adapter cause I dont use them. Thing smokes like a dream
     
  17. Lukasaurus

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    I do the very same with mine at present! I'm so pleased with my first sav that I've ordered a second one (payday!) and I can't recommend them enough. You get plenty of filters thrown in but the pipe smokes brilliantly both with or without.
     
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