General Advice on Stringing machines/etc.

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by pfchang, May 3, 2013.

  1. pfchang

    pfchang Professional

    May 28, 2008
    Hey all,

    I recently got my own machine off a forum member here, it's a silent partner e stringer, comes with electronic tensioner, weird 6 point mount, and flying clamps.

    I used to use my friend's Gamma X-6, but it was getting a bit old and creaky, 6pts, fixed clamps, but drop weight.

    I was wondering which stringer would be considered better. I know fixed clamps are better than flying ones (not sure why) but does an electronic tensioner trump that?
  2. NE1for10is?

    NE1for10is? Semi-Pro

    Oct 13, 2010
    I used that machine for a few years and it does a nice job. The electronic puller definately beats a drop weight any day. I wound up selling that one to a buddy and I upgraded to another Silent partner electronic pull with 2 point mounts and two fixed clamps. It is a better with the fixed clamps, but not significantly.
  3. spinovic

    spinovic Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2013
    Fixed clamps allow you to clamp and tension one string at a time, correct? Flying clamps require you to clamp two at a time, which means you pull tension on two strings at the start of your string job?

    That's the biggest advantage, right?
  4. jgrushing

    jgrushing Rookie

    May 26, 2010
    With the Klippermate and a starting pin, you do not pull tension on two strings at the start of a job. When starting the crosses on a two piece job, you might pull two strings but there are ways around that if you don't want to and think it's a big deal.

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