Abus Spool Top Pin

Spool Pin (Abus). Spool pins (named for their resemblance to an empty spool of thread) tend to falsely set in the middle when picked. They can be picked manually, but it requires special care with torque when pushing the pin beyond the lip of the spool after it has false set. Such pins do not present any special problems for impact or vibration picks. This is a .215 inch top pin made by Abus.

Image taken with a Nikon D-100 digital camera with the 85mm f/2.8 macro PC shift/tilt lens, attached to a PB-6 bellows and tripod mount. Note that this image is not color-corrected.

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