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Comparison Of The Pilot 78G B And Bb Nibs Video


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#1 Fabienne

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 19:09

I got my 78G Pilot BB today from Speerbob and took it out for a test drive side by side with the B nib I got from Todd at isellpens. The results surprised me and I videoed my thoughts for you to share. Please forgive the background, I thought I had all of the things other than paper out of the way and I didn't. Next time. I liked the immediacy of my thoughts so I didn't shoot it over. http://www.youtube.c...h?v=UZM4uMlisTU


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#2 Uncle Red

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:55

Nice video, I'ts good to see them side by side with the same ink.

#3 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 22:06

Oh, COOL! Love your handwriting, too. I have one or the other of these... can't recall whether it's the B or BB, but it is a nice lightweight pen with a biiig ink capacity.

Wish the 78G came in a tipped B.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 23:05

thanks for the video
they are such great pens for the money

i bought a medium and i wonder if anyone knows where to get just a broad nib ?
i haven't seen one anywhere, only the pens and nibs as a single unit

#5 tinta

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:08

Thanks for the great video, Fabienne.

My new 78G BB pen arrived yesterday (a gift from a good friend).

A super little pen.

A pen seller suggested that a BB nib would be too wide for practical writing.   Not in my case.

My cursive script is rather large & my writing speed very slow. 

Using Pilot's Shin-kai, the BB nib kept up with my deliberate writing, producing amazing shading & line-width-variation.

As good, if not better than my expensive custom CI nibs.


*Sailor 1911-M, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Professional-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c.factory "H-B" *2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB) *Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub

#6 tinta

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 22:22

Lordie!  I didn't notice that the original post was from Jan 2012. 

Used the search engine on FPN , typing in "Pilot 78G BB nib"

The first item on the list was this thread................


*Sailor 1911-M, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Professional-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c.factory "H-B" *2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB) *Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 13:32

2016 and still a live topic. I'm new in fountain pens and I wish to buy either a Pilot 78G, but I cannot choose between B or BB. Best Regards, Javier. 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 18:27

If you have used a stub nib before, the B seems to be to be similar to the 1.1 width, which is offered on other pens.  Depending on what other nibs you have, this might seem broad to you; I like 1.5 & the BB is as wide as I really like.  I do have some 1.9 nibs that are acceptable, but find 1.5 to be my generally favored nib.  I bought the BB first liked it, added the B, really just to see the difference, & to have another 78 G, but in a different color & nib size.  They have both been good choices for me.  

 

If your other used pens are from the "fine & medium" families, you might be perfectly happy with the B.  Whichever you choose, I think you will be happy to have the pen.








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