Does ghosting weakens the strings...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ricardo, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. ricardo

    ricardo Professional

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    When stringing, sometimes the clamp and/or gripper leaves a distinct marking that looks whitish\cloudy\ghostly.

    this can be due to setting the clamps too tight or the nature of the strings itself (natural gut).

    question:
    does your string break where the ghosting occurs?
     
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  2. jim e

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    Short answer, no...
    Usually see more ghosting with some multi type strings more than even nat. gut, at least a quality nat. gut like VS or Pacific has very little ghosting.
    As long as the string is not distorted from excessive clamp pressure that is another story, but just the white marks are no big deal, its part of it.
     
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  3. alidisperanza

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    Typically no. If ghosting is going to occur, it will typically be at the edges of the frame anyways. Unless you're shanking the heck out of the ball on a consistent basis, I don't see the ball coming in contact with those regions. Even so, try to set your clamps just tight enough to grip the strings, nothing too excessive.
     
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  4. mikeler

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    I agree with the two responses above.
     
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