(Dis)Advantages of Stringing Mains and Crosses at Different Tensions?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Trevor, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Trevor

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    I've always strung at the same tension for both but see that a lot of people here string at different tensions. What's the point of this?
     
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  2. GasquetGOAT

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    mains are longer than crosses so it helps to string mains a couple of lbs tigher to get an even stringbed feel?
     
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  3. YULitle

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    Because sometimes you hit the mains and not the crosses, or vice versa? :D
     
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  4. Nellie

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    With different strings types, you can equalize the "feel" through tension. In hybrid, Players often string the softer gut/multifiliment at a higher tension then the stiffer polyester strings.
     
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  5. bad_call

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    i've found a more consistent feeling string job when mains are a few lbs less than the crosses...not the other way around. anyway if u are incline to agree, there is a known method called the JC method that explains this type of stringing.
     
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