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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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4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)
  • Weak (6)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (8)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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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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.

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          • 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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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.

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                                          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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                                          4.0

                                          They are what they are.

                                          By JT

                                          from Windsor, CO

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Inexpensive
                                          • The work

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Clamp lightweight drape
                                            • Hold gels

                                            Comments about General Brand Clothes Pins:

                                            Simple and cheap... they do their job.

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