The Worst Violet Wand kit Ever?

 

I came across a picture of a violet wand kit on somebody’s blog.  The blogger was describing how they went to a brick and morter kink retail store and saw this kit, and they took a picture of it and posted it to their blog.

 

It is truly one of the worse excuses for a violet wand ‘KIT’ I have ever seen.  I don’t know who put it together, but it is sad.  Aside from the footswitch, GFCI and violet wand and case, obviously having had to be purchased from actual manufacturers, the rest of the kit is a sorry bunch of homemade or cheap nonsense.

 

 

bad homemade lightbulb adaptor set

This was the first thing that caught my eye; a lumpy, out of round, homemade lightbulb adaptor so bad that there ought to be a law.  I can’t get the photo any clearer, but underneath the layers and layers of heat shrink tubing wrapped and overwrapped because its the only thing holding it all together, appears to be a lamp socket ripped out of someone’s old lamp, complete with the brass threaded tubing. What is all that lumpiness under there, feces?   Its the large lumpy blackish piece at the right, the one with the frayed, ripped edges of rubber near the bottom of the black turd where it meets the brass threaded lamp stock.

 

This was a tip off right away that there is homemade nonsense in here.  Someone got the idea they could knock off a lightbulb adaptor set at their kitchen table using some lamp parts.  Hey, that’s fine for your own toys, but they’re selling this?  Mummifying your parts in tubing is a really handy way to hide your bad soldering skills underneath..and no excuse for not putting it together right in the first place.

 

Now, compare the black turd above to the photo below. The lightbulb adaptor in the below photo with the red background uses threaded lamp stock.  tsk tsk.  It was, in my opinion, the worst lightbulb adaptor ever made.  Till now, because the black turd is now miles below that.

 

 

 

Large Black turd’s Retail Value=  -$0.00


 

 

This is a replacement radio antenna.  Get em at Radio Shack for under $5.  The thing that makes this part of the violet wand ‘KIT" is that its been glued into an endcap.  I wish the picture was clear enough to find out what found item they’re using as an end cap.  More threaded lamp tubing??

 

Radio antenna retail Value=  <$5.00


 

violet wand body contact ball chain

Way back in like 1998, long before there were real body contact pads and probes, they had to use ball chain.  Because it was all there was to use.  The first body contact pad was a piece of ball chain that attached to a piece of cardboard that was wrapped in aluminum foil. That was called ‘jury-rigging’ because there were no professional tools on the market yet.

 

And my dear readers, they are expecting you to buy this jury-rigged body contact garbage.  Theres a metal bar of sorts, shrink wrapped to a ballchain (with a piece of vinyl tube over it) and then its shrink wrapped to another lumpy -little- black turd.  Guy, whomever you are who made this ‘kit’, take a basic electrician’s course and learn how to solder.    The answer to your flawed attempts is NOT ‘ More shrink wrap!!!"

 

ball chain and small black turd retail Value=  <$2.00


 

Im lazy.  Id rather have someone else make a toy than make it myself.  I know I can cut a leg off my old aluminum lawn chair, attach my old christmas tinsel, and cover the bad glue job with fur.  But I’d rather let someone else do it.

 

But Im only going to pay what its actually worth for christmas tinsel glued to a lawn chair leg with some fur.

 

We have three holidays covered in this one, folks.  Christmas tinsel, lawn chair that broke when you got drunk on the fourth of July, and remnants of an Easter bunny.

Holiday Decoration retail Value=  <$5.00

 


 

There are two whole lightbulbs in this kit.

 

And one…count em!  ONE glass electrode in this kit.  Im going to give the kit builder the benefit of the doubt on this one, and give a full value to the electrode.  Even though, with this ‘case’ history, Im inclined to believe its a repurposed antique. 

That can’t -really- be more threaded lamp stock on the end of the electrode. I refuse to consider it.

Lightbulb retail Value=  $8.00

Electrode retail Value=  $30.00


Sheet of conductive material.  Its stiff, so at least its not aluminum foil.  Im going to assign it the same value as the other 54" x80" conductive sheets by professional violet wand companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retail Value=  <$10.00


2 configurations of radio antennas glued or screwed base to base (what, no shrink wrap?)

and

a carbon fiber rod wrapped with wire

 

 

 

 

 

retail Value=  <$12.00


found metal bar with small ball chain attached

retail Value=  -$0.00


 

Ball chain flogger.  It doesn’t look too bad.  No shrink-wrap mummification, and its not lumpy.  Lord, I hope that’s not electrical tape that it’s wrapped in, though.  Since this is one I can’t tell if its poorly made from the photo, we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and assign it the same value as the up-to-standard violet wand ball chain floggers.

 

  

retail Value=  $35.00


 

not homemade violet wand items

We finally get to the things that are NOT HOMEMADE. 

Actual retail values:

GFCI: $32

Foot switch: $45.00

Violet wand, 10 minute run time version: $229

Case: $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Let’s add that all up, shall we?  And the grand total actual RETAIL VALUE of this kit is $453.00

 

And now…for the Reveal….straight from the blog poster’s experience at the actual retail store.

 

 

 

 

I keep telling you what to look for when you get a violet wand.  I keep telling you what not to get.  I do hope you’re listening and that you’re not actually paying this kind of price for this kind of nonsense.

 

 This unfortunate offering is available at Mr. S. Leather, San Francisco, California.

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2 Comments

  1. Dorethea May 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    well, I cant say that all of the other vendors make professional violet wand stuff. I got a toy from Dr Clockwork that was so terrible I was embarrassed to use it on anyone. Most are pretty good, and I’ve been happy overall but I agree this one is turds.

     
  2. Rosesinbloom April 27, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Ok that's what not to get. I've been doing my research because frankly I didn't want to spend 500-700 and make a mistake with it. I finally settled on this main kit here because its the kind of wand I want and biggest for the money. Im real pleased with it, it has amazing power. Im still getting the hang of it. Now Im getting some extra glass electrodes like this CBT electrode and this insertable . I got a lot of my information from your site and on how to use a violet wand from violetwanda I think Im set!! Is there anything else that I really shouldn't miss?