Discussion in 'Strings' started by cheny89, Aug 21, 2007.
CAN anyone tell me
Difference Between Signum Pro Poly Plasma and Poly Plasma Pure???
metallic orange vs. silverish color. my friend just did a mix of the two on his mfil 300 with the poly plasma in the mains and pure in the crosses, looks absolutely sick. no difference other than color scheme.
I am now a Pure 1.18 convert but I have not played with the original Plasma 1.18 so I can't say anything certain - however I remember seeing somewhere ( probably on stringforum.net ) a few comments about the two being slightly different !!!
when i've played with them, they both seemed very similar, in fact, more like the same strings.
The only silver Poly Pures I see are in reels. Do they make single sets in silver?
Do you think the difference in color really makes any diff in playability ? i converted to blue gear though, it is supposed to be much better than signum.
The pure is softer and more powerful. I dont really understand how people can fail to notice this.
It is said that pigments can take away from the playability of a string. Don't know if it's true. However, LaserFibre has a line of colored syn guts and, in their advertisement, they say that they use a pigment process (or something) that doesn't change the playability of the strings. So, maybe, it's not a myth.
Well pigments or no pigments. I believe Signum intended for the strings to be different and they feel quite different.
They are not the same string...the pure is softer like it says...its not hard to notice.
Poly Plasma and Plasma Pure are two different strings, the Pure is softer and more dynamic, the same gauge of the Plasma Pure compared to Poly Plasma on my M-Fils give me much more power... I repeat they're not the same!
ok ok but would the pure have the same nenefits as the poly plasma as in the award winning nill tension loss and great durability etc.
in other words its a poly plasma but more powerful???
or more powerful and not so good with tension and durability?
I haven't tried the pure, but my guess would be that it's the same, but a little bit better in everything, just because it's "pure"...
ok thanks you i might try the pure next
Well, FWIW, here is the product description:
The difference for me was that the Pure wasn't that awful orange color... It's likely marketing as they faced so many "great string, awful color" comments.
I've used SPPP and Pure in both 1.18 & 1.23 (gone through two reels of the SPPP 1.23, one reel of the 1.18 and am about halfway through reels of the Pure). I haven't noticed any difference in playability nor has anyone I strung for. They both feel the same on the Star5 as well.
However, to contradict myself...
I have never had the Pure shear and break on my while stringing. It's happened enough with SPPP as to be very irritating and I'm more careful with that damn string than with gut. Also, none of my customers has had Pure shear and break during play, even a hard swinging frequent shanker like me. My wife has sheared #2 & 3 mains on fresh string jobs at the same time on two different occasions(once top, once bottom) which were clean hits, not shanks. She's a good player and hits hard but not hard enough to break brand new poly.
My thought was that it was the same string but they cleaned up the QC at the same time they pulled the orange. The Pure is my favorite poly.
The Pure broke on me during stringing just the other day. The orange SPPP had also broken on me in the past though.
I have had both the orange, and pure snap on me while stringing.
What does anybody attribute the snapping to--anything you did wrong, or could have done differently, or just totally random?
Pretty random for me which makes it all the more irritating. It's only been the mains popping for me though. No probs with crosses, hybrid or full sets.
Wow, that is annoying...
All I can think is that it must be your machine--wanna trade, lol?!?
Here’s your chance to rid yourself of that annoying Star 5 and step up to the awesome power of a Gamma dropweight machine, lol!
I have had problems on a dropweight with SPPP, but I haven't had any trouble on my crank, maybe that's the problem people are having. However, I think it's more likely that the problems on the dropweight were user error.
What did you do that was wrong?
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