full poly: 50/40 pounds?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jman32, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. jman32

    jman32 Rookie

    Dec 28, 2010
    i am normally 46/44, or so depending on string and other variable.

    in a full bed of poly, i wondered if a 50/40 string job might have its advantages. the loose crosses would allow the mains to snap back and forth freely. there will likely be more power which is why i would up the mains from where i normally am.

    has anyone tried this or similar?

    might this damage the frame as it will being so unbalanced?

  2. anubis

    anubis Hall of Fame

    Mar 2, 2012
    A difference of ten lbs is a no-no when it comes to stringing. That is too extreme of a difference in tension.

    I think it would eventually damage the frame. If you really want to increase power in a poly setup, then use a hybrid setup, such as gut mains and poly crosses. That's probably the most powerful poly setup you can find.

    Or, you could cross with a soft, powerful multi such as Technifibre X-1 Biphase.
  3. travlerajm

    travlerajm Hall of Fame

    Mar 14, 2006
    Read the ESP thread.

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