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xxgt465xx
03-08-2008, 05:54 PM
When I do my poly in the mains and syn gut in the crosses, the gut will make a sort of rainbow shape on each cross. Other than just straightening it with your your fingers is there any way to prevent it?

YULitle
03-08-2008, 06:10 PM
Straighten it while you tension. This can be done with all types of machines, if you learn how. This will give you a more consistent tension, so should be striven for.

iplaybetter
03-08-2008, 08:15 PM
Straighten it while you tension. This can be done with all types of machines, if you learn how. This will give you a more consistent tension, so should be striven for.

its quite hard with a crank i think

kingdaddy41788
03-08-2008, 08:16 PM
No it isn't. It's not hard at all. Hold it straight with one hand, crank with the other.

iplaybetter
03-08-2008, 08:21 PM
then what is holding the string in the gripper

kingdaddy41788
03-08-2008, 08:24 PM
pull until the gripper is tight on the string. it should hold itself.

000KFACTOR90000
03-08-2008, 09:06 PM
Straighten it while you tension. This can be done with all types of machines, if you learn how. This will give you a more consistent tension, so should be striven for.

I started to staighten the crosses on my 2nd string job after I noticed they were crooked on my first.
I was surprised it really made a difference to the tension.
Really easy to straighten them with your left hand while you pull the crank with your right (or visa versa :))

Really getting into this stringing thing !! :)

iplaybetter
03-08-2008, 09:11 PM
pull until the gripper is tight on the string. it should hold itself.

true, i however just like to do it when i finish with my setting off awl

dancraig
03-08-2008, 09:20 PM
You can quickly push the string "past straight", up next to the last cross pulled, before pulling any tension. Then pull tension and the string should straighten up.

samej07
03-08-2008, 09:22 PM
also, if you pull the crosses all the way down to the previous cross before you pull tension, it will really make a difference in how much it arcs. if your lucky it will even make the crosses perfectly straight when you pull tension.