Replacement for X-1/Black Code hybrid?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by monkeyman, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman New User

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    Hey guys,

    I'm currently playing with X-1 in the mains, and BC in the crosses, both 16g, and I absolutely love it. However, the BC is cutting through the X-1 like crazy and it's breaking far too quickly and as a starving student, this is not economically feasible for me.

    Is there another combo that would play similarly without so much breakage?

    Tension recommendations welcome too :)

    Thanks!
     
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  2. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    Thats because Black Code isn't a round string. I would suggest Hyperion.
    Very similar and rounded and soft. I also use a multi mains / copoly cross
    and my last one lasted 4 weeks.
     
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  3. monkeyman

    monkeyman New User

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    4 weeks is pretty solid.

    Would tension changes make a difference?
     
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  4. MarrratSafin

    MarrratSafin Hall of Fame

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    I 2nd Hyperion as a cross string. If you're set on using a co-poly in the crosses, then Hyperion or WeissCannon Silverstring are your best bets as they are 2 of the best tension holding polys out there.
     
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  5. kiteboard

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    Stick with it. It aint broke.
     
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  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman New User

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    It ain't broke figuratively, but physically, indeed it is. And I am too poor for strings to be breaking on me so often :).
     
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