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Comparison Of The Pilot 78G B And Bb Nibs Video
Posted 19 January 2012 - 19:09
It's for Yew!
Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:55
Posted 19 January 2012 - 22:06
Wish the 78G came in a tipped B.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 23:05
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
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.
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................
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.
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.