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virtualwizard
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I realize this has been discussed on this forum before but it seems like years ago and therefore I thought it worthwhile to start fresh.
If moderators see fit to move this topic, I understand.

I am searching for a magnetic scotch and soda but have not found much at all.

Tango seems to have one, but the reviews on Tango's are somewhat hit or miss in terms of quality.

The major coin guys do not seem to carry this in stock and I am reluctant to ask for a custom item due to potential cost for a one off item.

Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Might not be exactly what you're looking for, but Johnson has this:

https://www.johnsonmagicproducts.com/sho......301e5ac1
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JB Magic has this as Coin Unique.

https://www.jbtvusa.com/p/latest-j-b-pro......swadling
virtualwizard
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Last Laugh -- No, I am looking for a magnetic version.

wsgumby--This looks interesting --not exactly Scotch and Soda, but it may work for me--thank you.

Anxious to hear other thoughts too.

Thanks again.
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Pretty sure the Johnson one is magnetic. Says it comes with a bang ring. Isn't that for magnetic locking coins?
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No, Johnson's S&S is not magnetic. Bang rings are typically for locking (tight-fitting) gaffs, not merely magnetic ones.
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Oh okay, thanks!


I was confused, Johnson does make a magnetic one, but it's out of stock on his site. It was on there last week as I almost bought it.

https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/mo......n-magic/

https://usamagictricks.com/product_info.......id=41080
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virtualwizard
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Thank you!
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On Sep 24, 2019, Last Laugh wrote:

I was confused, Johnson does make a magnetic one, but it's out of stock on his site. It was on there last week as I almost bought it.

https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/mo......n-magic/

https://usamagictricks.com/product_info.......id=41080


To be precise, those links are both specifically to Johnson's Magnetic Silver and Copper, which is technically a different item than Johnson's Scotch and Soda set (whether magnetic or not).

Their difference: both use a half dollar, but the former's copper coin is an English penny, whereas the latter's copper coin is a Mexican centavo, which is smaller.

(Looks like Roy Kueppers markets his own non-magnetic Scotch and Soda, which evidently uses an English penny, but I think that's a bit unusual use of the typical terminology. So far as I know, most S&S sets use the smaller Mexican centavo.)
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virtualwizard
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I bought the Johnson one you mentioned --thanks for helping me locate one --I realize the Eng Penny is a bit larger than Centavos but I think it will be fine.
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Johnson is hands down (for me) the best bang for your buck and a life time warranty that has been proven in my experience.
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The problem with the magnetic one, I remember, was that the insert could spin in the [ a bit, and it felt sorta light. The S&S with the bang ring was a better handout and a more solid feeling coin. I’ve had both over the years, and while I liked the ease of the magnetic version, it didn’t feel quite right to me, though it would work good enough in performance. Maybe the sets are better made now? I always thought it was a pretty good idea.
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I have always had the set with the bang ring and I agree it feels pretty solid. I think I will just stay with that.
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I really like Captain & Coke 2. Magnetic and it uses “normal” coins, a quarter and penny.
I don’t believe they are being made anymore but you can find them fairly easily on the secondhand market.
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I got the Tango poker chip scotch and soda. I didn't really like them. One thing I noticed was that the designs on the chip and shell didn't line up when put together.
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Ravenspur, you can easily use a chisel tip Black Sharpie and “blackout” the edges of the set to eliminate misaligned inlays If you keep use it check to see if the shim is securely adhered. They are prone to detachment.

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Thanks, Stephon.

I gave the poker chip Scotch and Soda to a friend who's interested in magic. He bartends once a week, and I figured he could use it.
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Johnson gives great quality for the price! I have scotch&soda and magnetic half/english penny: magnetic does have some "play" to it, and I wouldn't allow spectators to handle more than briefly (but does allow to be tossed onto mat casually without worry of coming apart)... S&S locks beautifully (even in the spectators hands) and can be examined without worry.
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