Any where can get a electric head for Gamma progression 600FC

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    I just got a Gamma progression 600FC -D (1996) from a moving sale, cost me less than $100. in very good shape. the pre-owner only use it for badminton. I'm thinking upgrade it to electric pull, only found the ES head on ATSSPORTS web site which cost more than $500 shipped. Any one know where can I get a cheapo? I don't mind used or even not working as I can fix most e/e stuff, complete and compatible are just enough. :)

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  2. Il Mostro

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    Not worth it and not an "upgrade" IMO. Your machine will perform better as-is than with a cheap electric pull. Enjoy it and get a good electric down the road if you still have that itch.
     
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  3. william7gr

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    Its hard to upgrade a drop weight to a electric. It wont be that bad unless your doing 20+ racquets a week.
     
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    thank you guys. this machine has direct fit es-head from gamma. but probably just like Mostro said, an't worth for upgrade. For me, kind of itch, kind of fun, just like that.
     
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  5. zidane339

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    I had that machine before the crank i got, and it worked great. The only annoyances is the x knobs for the clamps which were time consuming, and the mounting system, just becasue the fixed arms weren't as good as movable ones i have now.

    Have fun and good find!
     
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  6. Richie Rich

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    you could probably sell it for what you paid. then you could get the machine you want. but if you are stringing for yourself then it's a good solid machine so i'd keep it.
     
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    It isnt a bad machine at all, however why upgrade?
     
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  8. Mansewerz

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    IMO, screw getting the new tension head. See if the new quick mount 6 point mounting systems are compatible and get those. Way better investment for now.
     
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    After some researches, just feel not worth to upgrade any piece of this machine. Except DIY a electrical head by myself in the free time for fun.

    Gamma is kind of cute, almost anything on this machine is upgradable and direct fit.

    It is 6-points quick mount system, just kind of old, but very solid, upgrade to movable arms, $160.

    It has fix clamps, but the x-knob cam-lock is really kind of pain, upgrade to switch action cam-lock, $230, composite clamps to metal clamps $90.

    the most cheap upgrade is string gripper, $40 from composite to die cast, but as long as it works great, why should I upgrade it?

    For all these price, I can get a way better machine. So, I'll just let it be. For sale, it's still worth more than $200, not just the price that I spent. Anyway, I'll keep it for a while.:):):)
     
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  10. Mansewerz

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    Yea, I guess, but that mounting system seems too old. It probably works, but is a PITA compared to the newer style.

    But I agree, sell it and buy a new machine :D
     
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