I purchased a couple of the NS Modz V1 sets last year and wrote about them here on the site. I had a couple of complaints, but nothing major. I’ve since lost the brass set and accidentally sold the SS V1 base. I still have the SS V1 nub though. Since I liked them and had a couple of suggestions, like the knurling on the base, they offered to let me take a look at the NS Modz V2 nub and tip set.
It’s natural to compare these to the Mission Tips because of the similarity. The NS Modz tips do not come with inserts to customize the bore of the drip tips. The NS Modz version tips have a smaller bore than the wide-open Mission Tip base. The height of the NS Modz V2 is a touch shorter than the Mission Tips. NS Modz added some knurling to the base to make it easier to get a grip when threading it into the Billet Box. We all know how it can be with some juice on our fingers.
The reason that there is no oring on the NS Modz tips is to prevent the tip from grabbing your bridge and possibly pull it apart in the Boro, which could make a nice mess.
How is the cross compatibility?
One of the small, insignificant complaints that I had with the V1 set is that the nubs won’t work with the Mission Tip base. That is still the case. The V2 nub will fit on the Mission Tip base, but won’t seat all the way down. As for the claim of being compatible with existing nub tips already on the market, this is true. I tried it with Mission Tip nubs and NN nubs and they fit no problem.
How do you get a set?
Aside from the NS Modz nubs not working with Mission’s base, I see no issues here. For a reasonable price, you get a well-made set that looks and works great. The only other thing I’d like to see from NS Modz is more options. More styles and more colors – metals and other finishes. Customizing your tips to match your Billet Box’s theme is something we need.
Update: Anodized versions are in their plans.
Don’t forget, NS Modz also has some awesome stickers, including the base protectors for your Billet Box’s protection.