I'm going to thinly veil this question as a 'stringing technique' as I would prefer it were answered by the posters on this sub-forum rather than in the 'strings' section... I've been trying out various string set ups for a couple of years now, partly to find out what's right for me and partly because I want to experience a number of different strings in order to best advise any customers. I have gravitated towards poly mains at 40lbs, with syn gut crosses at 44lbs. Whilst I'm pretty happy with this, the one type of string I have yet to try is natural gut (actually, that's a lie - I haven't tried kevlar, but I don't really have any desire to do so). Clearly, if I'm to have well-rounded knowledge then I need to hit with it, so I ordered a couple of sets of VS today. First off, I will be putting half a set in a poly mains/gut crosses setup, and I intend to stay with the 40/44 lbs tension so I can compare it directly to the other combinations I've been using of late. In another racquet I would like to use a full bed of gut so that I can play them side by side. Any advice on what tension to use for the full bed? I have two goals: to determine if I like gut so much I wish to use it as my own string, and to experience how gut plays so that I can discuss with customers who ask me for my opinion on it. Are there any 'rules of thumb' to consider when stringing gut, i.e. is there any consensus that it would usually be strung at a higher/lower tension than other strings in the same way that polys are usually strung at a lower tension than softer strings?