View Full Version : Alpha Stringing Machines - Still Happy With Them?

08-28-2007, 06:01 AM
I remember some posts a while back about the Alpha Pioneer and Revo machines, and I am ready to upgrade my stringer (ATS Super Stringer 2), and am definitely tempted by the Alpha machines.

Are they still highly regarded by those that own them? I'm torn between a Pioneer DC (6 point mounting, fixed clamps) or a Gamma Progression 602 (6 point mounting, floating clamps). This will only be for my own stringing, and possibly my USTA teammates (I charge for the cost of strings + $5 - not looking to make a profit doing this) - any opinions?

Craig Sheppard
08-28-2007, 06:18 AM
I've had my Revo 4000 for 2+ years now and am still very happy with it. The one issue I had with it was addressed very quickly and thoroughly. I would recommend it to anyone. I have not used any Gamma stringers. I previously had a Klippermate and the Revo 4000 is a huge upgrade in both consistency and time savings.

08-28-2007, 06:25 AM
AFAIK, my ATS machine is basically the cheapie Gamma - same color scheme and all. It's 7 years old this Christmas, and I figure after 400 or so string jobs, it's time to upgrade to something a little bit more dee-luxe.

08-28-2007, 09:00 AM
I don't own any of the machines you mentioned but I am an Alpha owner (Axis Pro) so I thought I'd chime in anyway. Yes I am still very happy with my purchase. It's been a couple of months and Mark is still great about helping me out with any doubts I might have. Never had a single problem with the machine but I do resort to with questions about the stringing procedures and such. Alpha's been great.

08-28-2007, 10:08 AM
Happy Alpha Pioneer DC Plus owner. Very solid machine, great customer support. Can't imagine using flying clamps.

08-28-2007, 11:01 AM
Go fixed clamps vs foating clamps. The Alpha Pioneer DC Plus is a solid, excellent performing drop-weight. The Alpha service is top shelf all the way.

Also, the comparable Alpha is less expensive than the similar GAMMA machine. You will not go wrong with either manufacturer.

08-28-2007, 12:47 PM
After 3 months I still love my Revo :D

No complaints so far, and I haven't even had to mess with the calibration– it's been spot on every time, even after 25+ stringjobs.

08-28-2007, 12:54 PM
I've had my Alpha Pioneer III for 12 years and still am satisfied......

Mind you, I only string my thin flat beamed midsize frames on it so the machine is a perfect match.

08-28-2007, 05:40 PM
I'm coming up on two years with my Axis Pro. I have encountered no problems with it and have been very happy with it.

Chicken Neck
08-28-2007, 09:31 PM
I've had my Alpha Apex II since the model was first released and I love it.