After many years, Seth has given his Classic Liner and Shader some major updates, reworking the entire frame and geometry to create this Modern Classic. With sculpted curves, various subtractions and additions, these aluminum frames are done right so there is no extra twang or vibration. Leaving the user with a highly functional, lightweight, forward balanced machine, easy on the wrist and appealing to the eyes. An all around Workhorse with a modern touch.
Deluxe Blackened Steel Hardware, including Pinch Tightening Front Binder and Inlaid Steel Rear Binder for a Better Connection
Side Facing Guillotine Vise, great for use with Disposable and Steel Tubes
Inlaid 1/4" Iron Coil Yoke for Better Performance and Less Vibration
1" 8 Wrap T-top Coils
Medium Quick Speed with a Solid Hit
Running 140-145 Hz at 6V Unloaded
Pushing 3's to 11's No Problem
Weighing in at a mere 5.5 ounces!
As always, MADE IN THE USA
Here are a few words from Seth on the evolution of his "Classic":
In 2003, when BJ and I founded Workhorse Irons, we each had one model available! The frame style I chose was based on what we've come to know as the Coleman style frame, popularized by Paul Rogers, and many who came after, recognizing the versatility and functionality of it's geometry. With a few simple adjustments, just about any type of liner or shader can be set up with relative ease. We called it the Classic, in acknowledgment of it's well-established lineage.
As thousands of the "Classic" liners and shaders made their way into the hands of tattooers; beginning, established, and everywhere in between, we've been given incredible amounts of feedback about what you have come to desire in an everyday workhorse. Over the years, we've employed a handful of different materials for these machines, mostly cast iron, with some limited editions in brass, aluminum, 3 piece "pre-fab" frames in steel, and eventually CNC machined blocks of "10-00" iron.
Rather than aiming to produce a machine that adheres to the aesthetic and expectations of old-school tattooing, this time we've addressed numerous shortcomings of the average "iron", and have designed a pair of machines with the intent of making them a pleasure to use. Clipcord position and simple vise operation became priorities. If the clipcord can't maintain a solid connection while you work, then your job becomes tedious and annoying. If your vise can't hold any tube, or requires the use of extra tools to get them in and out of the machine, then you're wasting valuable time and energy that could be spent making money.
We wanted to create a tool that's lightweight and balanced, yet rigid and strong enough to stay tuned. With an extra-deep pocket for an extra-thick steel yoke, and a drop vise, we've worked around the issue of frame height dictating which tubes are long enough to accommodate standard length needles, and we've placed enough ferrous mass under your magnets to keep them fired up on low voltage, hitting as hard as you want, all day.
Aluminum frames tend to wear at the connections, so we've added a steel insert for long-lasting and dependable clipcord contact. (again, that connection is so important!) To ensure proper alignment, we've added a recessed channel in the spring shelf, and a mated steel cover that sits flush with the front edge, as well as the top.
These aren't tricks, but deliberate updates, each made with the tattooer in mind. The Modern Classic is designed for comfort and dependability, and is suitable for use with virtually any grouping. Start off on low voltage, then dial up as you see fit to get the saturation you're after, at the hand-speed you choose.
Tuned for all-day, every-day street shop and/or custom tattooing
Medium speed with enough hit to push 3's to 18's no problem
Runs 130 Hz @ 6.5 Volts Unloaded, crank up to 9-10 Volts for large groupings
CNC Cut Iron with the highest precision and care
Now a Mini-Size frame with 1" 16 Wrap Keg Coils
Standard Workhorse Red Oxide Finish
Standard Workhorse Hardware
Weighs 6 oz
MADE IN THE USA
A few words from Adam about this machine: "The Ghost Dog Liner is set up to make solid single pass outlines with ease. Weighing in at a mere 6 ounces, this is a machine that punches way above it's weight class. Perfect for tattooers who like the weight of a rotary machine but prefer the feel and performance of a coil machine" -Respectfully, Adam C.
BLACK FRIDAY Limited SOBA Birdman Liner
Regular price$300.00 USD
Black Distressed Aluminum SOBA Birdman Liner
Special run of SOBA's featherweight aluminum Birdman frame! Very lightweight, these liners are quick and zippy, plus they feature a swing-gate vise guaranteed to lock tight on any tube.
- CNC Aluminum Frame - Swing Gate Vise with and Internal Spring for ease of use - Distressed Black Anodize Finish - Custom Deluxe Blackened Hardware - Deluxe 1" 8 Wrap T-Top Custom Coils - Very Light and Quick with a Solid Hit - Great for Smaller to Medium Sized Groupings - Pushing 3's to 9's easy - Running 150 Hz @ 6.5 V Unloaded - Super Lightweight at a mere 4.99 oz - MADE IN THE USA
Seth Ciferri Cholomatic Liner
Regular price$325.00 USD
Seth Ciferri Cholomatic™ Liner
- New CNC Cut Cholomatic™ Liner Frame - Drop Down E-Z Pinch Vise Allowing For More Space - Black Zinc Finish - Antiqued Brass Workhorse Hardware - 1.25" 8 Wrap Workhorse Coils - Quick with a Soft Hit - Perfect for Stippling and Extra Fine Lines - Running 150- 155 Hz @ 6 V Unloaded - Pushing 1's to 3's Easy - Weighs 7.2 Ounces - MADE IN THE USA
Cory Rogers Speedballer Liner with newly updated frame design featuring a Custom Swing Gate Vise guaranteed to lock down tight on any tube, disposable or steel!
- CNC Cut Iron Frame - Standard Workhorse Red Oxide Finish - Blackened Swing Gate Vise with and Internal Spring for ease of use - Black Workhorse Hardware - 1" 8 Wrap Mini Coils - Quick Speed with a Solid Hit - Great for Smaller to Medium Sized Groupings - Pushing 3's to 9's easy - Running 145 to 155 Hz @ 6.5 V Unloaded - Weighs 6.4 oz - MADE IN THE USA
*For those that might be wondering, Speedballer are now built by Cory Rogers as part of SOBA's partial machine retirement! Same quality, care, and performance the Speedballer has always possessed, just built by another one of our highly qualified builders.