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General Brand Clothes Pins - Wood, with Spring - Pack of 50

B&H # GBCP50 Mfr # GS4850SM
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Securing reflectors, gel filters, negatives, prints, fabric, etc., doesn't get any simpler than with this age-old, natural solution. Also great for use as clips for drying film and prints in your darkroom.
Package of 50 wooden, spring clothes pins.

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General BrandClothes Pins
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)
  • Weak (7)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (8)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Phenomenal Product

With this product, General Brand has done a phenomenal job of creating a clothespin/C-47 that is not only rugged, functional and durable, but sold at a price that won't break the...Read complete review

With this product, General Brand has done a phenomenal job of creating a clothespin/C-47 that is not only rugged, functional and durable, but sold at a price that won't break the bank for everyday folks.

Long gone are the days of overpriced C-47s reserved only for professionals shooting large scale productions. Now the everyday consumer can use the same C-47 that the pros are using on their own productions, opening the market to new artists with refreshing creative ideas.

Sure, the pros probably aren't happy that Average Joe has much better camera, audio, color correction, editing, and now, C-47, resources than in the past, but as Bob Dylan said, "The Times They are A-Changin," and perhaps that's more true nowadays than ever before.

I've been using these C-47's fairly heavily for the past two months, and overall, they've been perfect. Apart from the scuffs and scratches of everyday use, the products haven't lost any spring strength and still keep hold well on [relatively] heavy applications.

I'll obviously have to monitor their condition over the next year or two, but considering the great price, it wouldn't be a big deal at all to get more if some start to fail. However, kudos to General Brand's craftsmanship-- I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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Not Great

I bought these for securing gels and defusers onto professional lighting equipment. I did not like it because the pins are smaller than they look and the construction is poor. Some pins snapped out...Read complete review

I bought these for securing gels and defusers onto professional lighting equipment. I did not like it because the pins are smaller than they look and the construction is poor. Some pins snapped out of my fingers when clipping and broke.

Perhaps it would work well enough to hang prints and negatives to dry, since those are very light. For gels, diffusers, cloth, etc, which are a bit heavier, I would not recommend. As an example, you would not be able to hang jeans to dry with these.

My comment is that you get what you paid for... these were inexpensive and that is what I got as far as quality.

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4.0

Decent spring, better than most.

By Casey S.

from Seattle, Wa

Verified Buyer

Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

Holds gels and hasn't caught on fire yet. Seems as solid as an others.

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1.0

All of them broke

By Gracie Lane

from San Francisco

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Poor design
  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

    I got these to pin my models clothing on locations, and yesterday they all broke, they're a very poor design and not worth the money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Can't say enough...

    By David J

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

          These clothes pins are amazing! While other stores sell them, I found myself very, very happy with these. They show up on time, work really hard holding gels and diffusion, and don't ask when they will be paid. I would certainly recommend them for any other pro out there. And, the color is tack on. Not to light, not too dark. Don't shop around, get these!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Simple but of works

          By Alfred

          from Bergenfield,Nj

          Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

          I bought them not only to hang clothes, but to hold jell and small wires. The price is right and so far hey have lasted

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          5.0

          As simple as they get

          By Johan Corilla

          from New Haven, CT

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

            Used for holding gels onto barn doors and lights. These C47s are perfect and good quality. I know people say to use plastic but I like the wood and they came in a nice package for future storage if you do not intend to use all of them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Worthless

            By Mike B

            from Miami Fl

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                I have purchased there twice in the last two years and they are total garbage, these clips break almost as you take the out of the bag. Buy them somewhere else these don't belong anywhere near a a set.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                What can I say

                By DP Noah

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                  standard size, durable, affordable. Must have for so many uses.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Mislav

                  from Split, Croatia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                    Excellent hold for drying the goods.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what was needed

                    By Yen

                    from Gaithersburg, Maryland

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                      I use clothes pin to attach gels to lights/barn doors.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Hang that diffusion

                      By Spirit Juice Studios

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Weak

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                      When it comes to hanging diffusion, there really is no other option.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      clothes pins

                      By spielz

                      from staten island, new york

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                        they worked like expected!!! lol

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works as Advertised

                        By Matt the Videographer

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                          What can you really say about clothes pins (C47s)? I prefer wood because it's durable and doesn't heat up. I use this for lighting and various other things. These works great for me.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          For Pinning Stuff

                          By OneManCrew

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Really Cheap
                          • Wood

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Termites
                          • Weak

                          Best Uses

                          • Drying Clothes
                          • Gaffing
                          • Gripping
                          • Lighting
                          • Practical Jokes
                          • Protecting Against Odors

                          Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                          Not all C47s are created equal. And these ones are certainly less equal. But as C47s, you just throw them away after they have broken during the first use. They're so cheap they're practically free. At least they come in a pack of 50.

                          Also, it doesn't matter where you get them, they are all made poorly.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          TOP notch C-47s

                          By Corporate Schmo

                          from Greater Charleston, SC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                These can hold any gel.. I put them up against anything you can buy at the local grocery.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                1.0

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                                By Time is Money

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy
                                  • Weak

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                    Fell apart and did not hold as well, cheaply made.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Needs more clipping power

                                    By Meltronic

                                    from Irvine, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Cheap

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy
                                    • Weak

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                      These C-47s lack the clipping power I'd expect from a decent clip. They feel like they'll break pretty soon. At least there are 50 of them.

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                                      4.0

                                      Cheap but perfect.

                                      By ISTRICO

                                      from WASHINGTON, DC

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                        Never worry about leaving behind expensive clips and you can use them to hang your laundry, win win!

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        Not Great

                                        By NRGDani

                                        from dani[@]

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy
                                          • Weak

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                            I bought these for securing gels and defusers onto professional lighting equipment. I did not like it because the pins are smaller than they look and the construction is poor. Some pins snapped out of my fingers when clipping and broke.

                                            Perhaps it would work well enough to hang prints and negatives to dry, since those are very light. For gels, diffusers, cloth, etc, which are a bit heavier, I would not recommend. As an example, you would not be able to hang jeans to dry with these.

                                            My comment is that you get what you paid for... these were inexpensive and that is what I got as far as quality.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Phenomenal Product

                                            By Dooglas

                                            from Sherman, CT

                                            Pros

                                            • cheap
                                            • Durable
                                            • Functional
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Rugged
                                            • Strong
                                            • Use them for everything
                                            • Well crafted

                                            Cons

                                            • none

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Nearly every application

                                            Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                            With this product, General Brand has done a phenomenal job of creating a clothespin/C-47 that is not only rugged, functional and durable, but sold at a price that won't break the bank for everyday folks.

                                            Long gone are the days of overpriced C-47s reserved only for professionals shooting large scale productions. Now the everyday consumer can use the same C-47 that the pros are using on their own productions, opening the market to new artists with refreshing creative ideas.

                                            Sure, the pros probably aren't happy that Average Joe has much better camera, audio, color correction, editing, and now, C-47, resources than in the past, but as Bob Dylan said, "The Times They are A-Changin," and perhaps that's more true nowadays than ever before.

                                            I've been using these C-47's fairly heavily for the past two months, and overall, they've been perfect. Apart from the scuffs and scratches of everyday use, the products haven't lost any spring strength and still keep hold well on [relatively] heavy applications.

                                            I'll obviously have to monitor their condition over the next year or two, but considering the great price, it wouldn't be a big deal at all to get more if some start to fail. However, kudos to General Brand's craftsmanship-- I don't see that happening anytime soon.

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            C-47s

                                            By Governator

                                            from Washington, DC

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                            They're clothes pins. Find 'em anywhere, or buy 'em in bulk here. Some break easier than others as do all C-47s.

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