Silent Partner DG vs Aria

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by AT92292, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. AT92292

    AT92292 Semi-Pro

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    Is the Aria really worth the extra 600$?
     
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    I'm not too familiar with the DG, but I know it does not have the "modified rotational gripper" that is found on the Aria. The gripper on the Aria is supposedly much better than typical rotational grippers - as it uses linear jaws to better hold the string.

    I think the Aria has much better clamps as well.
     
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    I faced the same decision and went with the DG plus the upgraded clamps (add $150). The clamps have 3 teeth and are diamond dusted. The actuation of the clamps are better. I have also used the original clamps and they work just fine. No complaints and I could easily live with them.

    Regarding the gripper... not a slam dunk according to Steve at SP. I have had no issues whatsoever with the rotational gripper. Steve's input was instrumental in helping me with my final decision, so I suggest you talk to him directly instead of relying on third-hand opinions here. Talk to him about customer experiences and preferences with both. You may be surprised. Now, the Opus is a different deal entirely with a linear gripper. Not that I *need* it, but I want it.
     
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  4. AT92292

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    Thanks for ur input but the thing I'm most concerned about is the rotational gripper because I use poly all the time and I dont feel like dealing with the pain in the butt of a rotational gripper
     
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    Another poster referenced his experience with poly and rotational grippers on your other thread. I voiced my opinion FWIW.
     
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