Brass Pins

brass pins descriptionThese pins are made of 70/30 yellow brass and pointed on one end. They are used on the nuts and bridges of early keyboard instruments. The .040" x 3/8" (1.02 x 9.5 mm) pins are particularly useful on clavichords where the strings are spaced close together.

The longer .050" x 5/8" (1.27 x 16 mm) brass pins are used for back pinning the bridge of harpsichords.

Brass Pins (Bridge and Nut Pins)

Brass Pins .040" x 3/8", tapered and pointed NetPrice brass pins 13535
#13535 Package of 20 $2.40
#1353 Package of 135 $11.50
#1354 Package of 1000 $60.00
   
Brass Pins .050" x 7/16", pointed   brass pins 13575
#13575 Package of 20 $2.40
#1357 Package of 135 $11.50
#1358 Package of 1000 $60.00
   
Brass Pins .050" x 5/8", pointed   brass pins 13555
#13555 Package of 10 $1.40
#1355 Package of 65 $6.75
#1356 Package of 500 $35.00

Brass & Nickel "Silver" Pins

These pins are made of brass with the addition of nickel (no silver), pointed on one end. They vary in color from brass to silver with a tinge of yellow. They are used as axle pins in various action parts because of their smooth and non-corroding surface. The .046" pins are used for axle pins in harpsichord jacks, the .050" pins can also be used for back pinning.

Brass and Nickel "Silver" Pins: Axle Pins, Center Pins

Axle Pins .046" x 3/4" (1.15 x 19mm), pointed
#10235 Package of 10 $1.80
#1023 Package of 65 $8.65
#10240 Package of 100 $10.800
     
Axle Pins .050" x 3/4" (1.25 x 19mm), pointed
#10255 Package of 10 $1.90
#1025 Package of 65 $9.60
#10260 Package of 100 $12.00
     
Axle Pins .059 "x 3/4" (1.50 x 19mm), pointed
#10275 Package of 10 $2.50
#1027 Package of 65 $12.00
#10280 Package of 100 $15.00

Coppered Steel Pins

Steel pins that have been coated with copper (also called bridge pins in the piano trade). They are 3/4" (19 mm) long, have slightly rounded ends and come in three different diameters, thick (.108" or 2.77 mm), medium (.096" or 2.44 mm), and thin (.076" or 1.93 mm). They are used as hitch pins in some hammered dulcimers and other small instruments.

Coppered Steel Pins (Hitch Pins, Piano Bridge Pins)

Thick Coppered Pins .108" x 3/4"
#13755 Package of 10 $2.20
#1375 Package of 65 $10.55
#13750 Package of 100 $13.20
     
Medium Coppered Pins .096 "x 3/4"
#13735 Package of 10 $2.00
#1373 Package of 65 $9.60
#13730   $12.00
     
Thin Coppered Pins .076" x 1" pointed one end
#13715 Package of 10 $1.80
#1371 Package of 65 $8.65
#13710 Package of 100 $10.80
#1372 Package of 500 $45.00