gosen OG 16 VS prince syn gut 16

Discussion in 'Strings' started by qwerty66, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. qwerty66

    qwerty66 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    525
    has anyone tried both of these strings on the same racket with the same tension and if so which do you like most
    i have prince syn gut 16 on my lm prestige mi at around 58 lb and it's amazing in everything catergory
    so please give me your input
    thx:mrgreen:
     
    #1
  2. aussie

    aussie Professional

    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Messages:
    874
    Location:
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    I've strung my Prince TT Scream with both Gosen OG sheep 17g at 62 and Prince syn gut with duraflex 16 at 62. I find that the Gosen at 1.22mm gives a much firmer stringbed at 62 than the PSGD at 1.29mm does. I preferred the softer stringbed of the PSGD over the Gosen at that tension, but it could well be different at lower tensions.
     
    #2
  3. returner

    returner Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Messages:
    130
    can't go wrong with either one. i prefer gosen because it's cheaper.
     
    #3
  4. bcsax123

    bcsax123 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2005
    Messages:
    699
    I would say that Prince Original Synthetic is better than PSGD.

    Other than that I think those two string are very nice strings, best string for thier price.
     
    #4
  5. theace21

    theace21 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    3,263
    Most average players won't know much difference, and for the money you can't beat the gosen...
     
    #5
  6. rod_b

    rod_b Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    233
    So either one in a hybrid with SPPP mains would be good?
     
    #6
  7. qwerty66

    qwerty66 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    525
    hey rod b do you live in poco?
     
    #7
  8. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,329
    Rod...

    I will go back to your question.. and yes both PSG and Gosen OG are great strings to use with as a cross string with SPPP. The OG plays a bit firmer than the PSG but both strings are great.. with the OG being the best buy. The PSG with Dura would not be my pick to hybrid with a poly. The Dura version of the PSG is stiff and on the dead side for my taste.. and is more expensive than the OG. Get a reel of the OG for $29 and forget about it.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
    #8
  9. rod_b

    rod_b Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    233
    Poco? Sorry, no. SGV, SoCal
     
    #9
  10. rod_b

    rod_b Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    233
    Thanks for the info Steve. I'll pick up a reel of OG. Do you happen to know if the "OG Micro" that TW sells is in fact the same as "OG Sheep Micro?" It says it's the same "quality" without the name printed on the string. :confused: Also, is it better to hybrid with 16g or 17g? I've got some SPPP 1.18 coming in. I've got 17g PSGD and thinking I should get some 16g Gosen.
     
    #10
  11. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,329
    Hi,

    There has been talk about the reel of TW OG vs OG Sheep Micro.. I do not know what most folks have determined. I have used both and I can't seem to pickup the difference. Maybe create a post asking that question? There is also been tons of tlak about Hybriding with 16 vs 17.. again.. I do not seem to pick up the difference but other may feel otherwise.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
    #11
  12. Young Pete

    Young Pete Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    904
    Location:
    nor cal
    there is a difference between the generic gosen micro 16 and individual packs of gosen og sheep micro 16.

    the individual gosen og sheep pack i noticed is more smoother, buttery and plays just crispy enough not to be overly firm. there is a difference b/w the generic and expense gosen!!!!!!!!!

    the psgd is an excellent string in reel or individual (there is no generic version)

    i would give the edge to psgd 16 over the gosen 660 ft. 29 dollar generic in a heartbeat if you are stringing mains and crosses

    if hybriding, i can't give advice.
     
    #12
  13. LoveThisGame

    LoveThisGame Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,016
    Mixing things up more :) :

    PSGD is a stiffer string than I like to play with, and I prefer crisp string (but not stiff).

    Gosen OG SM in sets does have a nicer feel than the that in the reels from TW. In either form, set or reel, it is a good string.
     
    #13

Share This Page