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    replacing the nibs on the intuos?

    Just a quick one for all you monkies out there. When "should" you replace the nib on your intous? Does it give you a warning like your hand explodes or something? Does the pad magically light up and then bash your hand into your skull?

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    I think wacom recommends replacing the nib when you feel it "digging" or scratching into surface.
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    it will also get flat on one side.
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    mine's flattened as bw said, and the pen doesn't respond consistently at the usual angle i hold it at. have to steepen the angle a bit. that's a sure sign to replace the tip, i guess.
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    You'll feel the nib periodically catching on the surface of the tablet when the nib needs replacing.
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    what about that one with the spring in it? What's that do? I admit, it's got me curious
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    its to give you a more brushy feeling, it feels a bit smoother
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    maybe i should replace mine,

    oh and there is the dark pretend graphte scratch one too

    Edit: sweet i jes replaced mine, shoudla done that a long time ago, the tip of the ol nib is all flat, hehe
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    what do you do if you've lost your replacement nibs and your pen pressure is thus fucked? I haven't painted for daaaays, the seperation is killing me
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    Order new nibs at wacom..
    Someone told me, he used spaghetti as a nib for some time. So if you're real ghetto..
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    lol, I think I'll try that just for the fun of it hehe, thanks.
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    The black one (the one that feels like cardboard) was screwed after an hour in my hands and it really upset me as it was cool to paint with. They should put 20 of them in the box. It's like painting with chalk, cool in painter.
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