best nat. gut for its price?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by finchy, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    hi. i would like to put gut mains and monogut crosses in a PS 6.0 95. since im pretty low on cash at the moment, i was wondering what the best deal for gut would be. i know bow and bde are pretty cheap. i know i cannot get pacific and babolat gut though.

    i need the most bang for my buck. i've never played with gut before. right now, im using monogut 17g in my surge, but it already lost alot of its tension. i was also wondering if i should put monogut in the crosses if they will just lose tension.

    i would probably end up hybriding the gut to save money.

    thanks.
     
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  2. christian

    christian Rookie

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    i think you are on track with the bow and bde. however, stay away from those cheap **** guts if ur looking to find some for less
     
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  3. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    o yea, i know. im planning on getting my gut from TW, the best online store!
     
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  4. exigentsky

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  5. Steve Huff

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    TW's price on Bow Brand is pretty tough to beat. It's a little softer than BDE. Both are very good, but for the money....it's hard to justify $7 more for the BDE.
     
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  6. mark rodgers

    mark rodgers Rookie

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    Sometimes TW has the Klip natural gut for $19.99. I think it's a "Best Buy" at that price.
     
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  7. Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld Professional

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    My experience with Klip gut included premature breakage on both tries. Others may have a different experience, but thought it was worth sharing. I agree with the Bow Brand being the best value.
     
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  8. badmice2

    badmice2 Rookie

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    i've been using the bow guts....pretty good stuff for the price. I was using the 16s and now testing the 17s. The 16s seems to hold up pretty well.
     
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  9. iscottius

    iscottius Professional

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    hands down BDE Rallye for 21.75
     
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  10. Tennis Guy

    Tennis Guy Semi-Pro

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    This thread is becoming BDW vs. Bow.
     
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  11. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    seeing as how they are 2 of the cheapest guts out there, i would see why...
     
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  12. Steve Huff

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    The only problem I've seen with the cheaper Bow Brand is that I usually find a nick in the string when I'm uncoiling it somewhere along the string's length. It hasn't affected durability, but I've often wondered if these are 2nds or not. Still plays well though.
     
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  13. topspin

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    I find the BDE Performance plays with noticeable better feel and control than Bow. The best is to try a few and stick with what works best. In my case, the extra cost for BDE Perf over Bow is well worth it.
     
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