View Full Version : Gut - Tension loss when applying oils etc.

03-26-2010, 11:23 AM
On special occasions (birthday, christmas, wedding day ..) I use gut (Bab, Dunlop, Others) in my POG mids.

They mostly survive 10 hrs. of beating (singles).

I use string savers 6x6 in the middle.

I moisturize with olive oil and cut the frays with a nail cutter.

Question is : When gut looses tension in wet (H2O) environments, why not in oily environments ?

I am not convinced that "the oil is natural and it is in the gut already" avoids the gut from loosing tension.

Any thoughts ?

03-26-2010, 11:44 AM
Define an oily environment...are you talking about humidity?


Steve Huff
03-26-2010, 01:43 PM
Oil doesn't keep gut from losing tension, it keeps it from drying out and fraying more. I use baby oil on freshly strung natural gut, and periodically on full gut jobs. Gut doesn't cause them to lose tension either. Sometimes I wonder how all these myths got started.

03-26-2010, 04:55 PM
relax its gut. Its tougher most man-made material strings.