Gut - Tension loss when applying oils etc.

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  1. Bent

    Bent Semi-Pro

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    On special occasions (birthday, christmas, wedding day ..) I use gut (Bab, Dunlop, Others) in my POG mids.

    They mostly survive 10 hrs. of beating (singles).

    I use string savers 6x6 in the middle.

    I moisturize with olive oil and cut the frays with a nail cutter.

    Question is : When gut looses tension in wet (H2O) environments, why not in oily environments ?

    I am not convinced that "the oil is natural and it is in the gut already" avoids the gut from loosing tension.

    Any thoughts ?
     
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  2. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

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    Define an oily environment...are you talking about humidity?

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  3. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    Oil doesn't keep gut from losing tension, it keeps it from drying out and fraying more. I use baby oil on freshly strung natural gut, and periodically on full gut jobs. Gut doesn't cause them to lose tension either. Sometimes I wonder how all these myths got started.
     
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  4. Sampson

    Sampson Banned

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    relax its gut. Its tougher most man-made material strings.
     
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