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Hello FPNers - I have a Sailor Pro Gear that originally came with a music nib.  This nib wrote beautifully, but I don’t write music scores, so I wanted to convert it from a once-in-a-while writer to a daily writer.  I hired a nibmeister to convert it to a medium nib, which turned out to be impossible because the ball tipping material wasn’t there.  He reduced its size and made it smoother, but it’s not working for me at all.  

 

I’m open to suggestions, including nib replacement (is this possible on a Pro Gear?), alternate nibmeisters, etc.  I don’t want to end up with a stub or anything unusual.  I prefer standard medium or fine nibs, or perhaps a smooth cursive nib like Lamy offers.  The Pro Gear is perfect for me ergonomically; I just need to get the nib right.

 

Thanks,

GNL

Current favorite pen: Montblanc 144 Meisterstuck purchased at Art Brown in 1984. After 38 years, every part has been replaced except the nib. Still a gorgeous writing instrument, rock-solid reliable, gives me hours of pleasure to use.

Current favorite ink: Colorverse Supernovs

Current favorite paper: Romeo notepads

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On 4/24/2022 at 12:18 PM, Karmachanic said:

Hmmm.

 

 

fascinating...

David-

 

So many restoration projects...

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Two questions come to mind:

 

What communication occurred between you and the nib worker before they ground this music nib?  Were they clear on what they could and could not achieve by grinding and adjusting a Sailor music nib?

 

Now that you have the results of that nib work back in your hands, and are unhappy with the results, do those results differ from what  the nib worker communicated that you should expect after their grind/adjustment?  Or do the results differ only from your initial expectations?

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If I may liken the nib as a 'buttoned shirt', all the meister had to do was to make the ink channel closer by pressing the tines together at the ink slit to reduce the ink flow, like buttoning down the shirt collar. Seems unfortunate, since Sailor doesn't deal in aftermarket nib service. They are kind of strict about it.

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