Zither Pins: 5 mm

5 mm Zither Pins - Zither Pins are tuning pins used in smaller instruments like zithers, hammered dulcimers, psaltries, door harps and lap harps, but also in clavichords, virginals, harpsichords and fortepianos as a substitute for historical wrest pins.

5 x 45 mm Zither Pins, Japan
Threaded tuning pins used in zithers, hammer dulcimers, psalteries, and some harpsichords. They have a diameter of .198" (5 mm), a length of 45 mm (1.75”) and are avaylable blued or nickle plated. Use tuning keys/hammers #8011, 80110, 8013, 80130. 5x39mm

Black Zither Pins, China
Similar to the above, except only 39 mm (1.562”) long and not as well made, black oxide. Use tuning keys/hammers #80102, 80103, 80110, 80130.

5 x 50 mm Blued Zither Pins, Germany
Precision machined threaded tuning pins used in zithers, hammer dulcimers, psalteries, some harpsichords and fortepianos. They have a diameter of .198" (5 mm) and are 2" (52 mm) long. Use tuning keys/hammers #80112, 80130, 80132.

Oversized Zither Pins and Over Long (4') Zither pins can be found on a separate page.

Note: The holes on Chinese and German zither pins are located somewhat higher than on Japanese pins, therefore the different recommendations for tuning keys. The recommended keys/hammers will NOT cover the holes in the tuning pins.

#1331 Blued Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, each $0.53
#13320 Blued Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 100 $49.00
#1332 Blued Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 500 $230.00
     
#1335 Nickel Plated Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, each $0.55
#13360 Nickel Plated Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 100 $51.00
#1336 Nickel Plated Zither Pins 45mm long, Japan, package of 500 $235.00
     
#13312 Black Zither Pins 39mm long, China, each $0.30
#133220 Black Zither Pins 39mm long, China, package of 100 $28.00
#13322 Black Zither Pins 39mm long, China, package of 500 $130.00
     
#13315 Blued Zither Pins 50mm long, Germany, each $1.30
#133250 Blued Zither Pins 50mm long, Germany, package of 100 $120.00

Zither Pins: Oversized

5 x 66 mm Zither Pins, Germany
These precision machined threaded tuning pins are extra long and have a hole 10mm (blued pins) or 25 mm (nickel plated) from the top. They are used on the 4' register of harpsichords so that the top of the pins stick out far above the 8' strings. This allows tuning of the 4' strings without the tuning key having to reach between the 8' strings. They have a diameter of .198" (5 mm) and are 2.5" (66 mm) long. Use tuning keys/hammers #80110, 80112, 80130, 80132.

5.3 x 45 mm Oversized Zither Pins
These pins are similar to the Japanese 5 x 45 mm zither pins, except for the diameter, which is 0.3 mm (.012") larger. Use the pins to replace loose 5 mm zither pins. You can also use the 5.6 mm pins for fortepiano to replace loose 5mm tuning pins. Use the same tuning keys/hammers as for the 5 mm zither pins.

Oversized Zither Tuning Pins

#13311 Oversized Blued Zither Pins 5.3 x 45mm, Japan, each $1.75
#13351 Oversized Nickel Plated Zither Pins 5.3 x 45mm, Japan, each $1.75
     
#13317 Blued Zither Pins 5 x 66mm for 4' strings, Germany, each $1.30
#13327 Blued Zither Pins 5 x 66mm for 4' strings, Germany, package of 61 $75.00
     
#13357 NiPl Zither Pins 5 x 66mm for 4' strings, Germany, each $1.30
#13367 NiPl Zither Pins 5x66mm for 4' strings, Germany, package of 61 $75.00

Dulcimer/Piano Tuning Pins: 7 mm

7mm Dulcimer/Piano Tuning Pins Dulcimer/Piano Tuning Pins, Japan - Blued piano style tuning pins of dimension 7 x 50 mm (.275" x 2"), useful in larger fortepianos or large (Hungarian) hammered dulcimers. Use tuning hammers #80118, 80119.

7 mm Dulcimer/Piano Pins

#1337 Blued Dulcimer Tuning Pins, Japan, each $0.65
#13380 Blued Dulcimer Tuning Pins, Japan, package of 100 $60.00
#1338 Blued Dulcimer Tuning Pins, Japan, package of 250 $125.00

Zither/Fortepiano Tuning Pins: 5.6 mm

Zither Pins 5.6mm Zither Pins 5.6 mm, Germany - Precision machined blued threaded tuning pins have a diameter of .224" (5.6 mm). They are 2" (50 mm) long and blued. They are recommended for larger fortepianos and square pianos as a substitute for historical wrest pins, as well as any instrument that is heavily strung with a high tension on the strings. Also useful as oversized pins to replace loose 5 mm and 5.3 mm zither pins. Use tuning hammers #80115 and 80136; #8011 and #8013 will also work.

5.6 mm Zither Pins

#1333 Zither Pins 5.6 x 50 mm, Germany, each $1.30
#13340 Zither Pins 5.6 x 50 mm, Germany, package of 100 $110.00
#13342 Zither Pins 5.6 x 50 mm, Germany, package of 250 $225.00
#1334 Zither Pins 5.6 x 50 mm, Germany, package of 500 $400.00