Silent Partner Maestro

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by c_zimma, May 23, 2007.

  1. c_zimma

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    Just arrived in the mail today. It's really nice, easy assembly, and it strings great. If anyone is considering buying this machine and has any questions, let me know.
     
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  2. jamauss

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    Hope you like it - I have an Aria and it has served me well so far. I've had it about 18 months. Silent Partner's higher end stringers seem pretty solid.
     
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  3. saturn

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    Was wondering what machine you used prior to this one.
     
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  4. c_zimma

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    Silent Partner Swing, so it was quite an upgrade for me.
     
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  5. neverstopplaying

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    Hey c_zimma.

    I believe I bought a few PS 6.0 95s from you a while back. Good work with the lead.

    I also use the SP Maestro and love it. Fast to set up, very solid, easy and fast to use. I also bought their ball machine - antother great product!
     
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  6. daboogieman

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    Seriously considering this machine. Now that you've had it for a few months, what are your thoughts?
     
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  7. AT92292

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    Deciding between this and the Alpha Axis Pro I just don't know what type of clamps I want
     
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  8. Mansewerz

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    I would definately get this over the Axis pro. how many racquets are you doing per week AT92292? I say this because the only drawback to the Maestro is the lack of a disc lock brake which the Axis pro had. I wish the maestro had it. But it still has a screw brake and they can be effective as well from what i've heard.


    OP, can you post some pictures and tell me how the clamp bases are?

    Also, how about the mounting? Did you get the 3 tooth clamps? I too have a swing and am saving up for an upgrade.
     
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  9. Il Mostro

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    Congratulations, I think you are going to love it, long term. I have a DG which has the same turntable, mounting system, stand and clamps (since I did a clamp upgrade and am glad I did). I really think the Maestro is a screaming deal and gets my vote as most bang for the buck in a crank.
     
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  10. AT92292

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    I would probobly be stringing around 10 rackets a week. I learned how to string without any type of brake so that doesn't matter. But out of curiosity do silent partners work with the wise cuz it didn't say on the website
     
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  11. Mansewerz

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    I don't see why not, but I would call Herb from wise to double check.
     
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  12. barry

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    I sent an Email to SP this morning on the Maestro clamps and here is what Steve sent back. Fast response

    "Yes, the machine is supplied with the same set up as the Aria. I have not heard of anyone using the wise on the Maestro yet. The Maestro is currently in stock."

    Sounds like another candidate machine for me, I really liked the Aria clamps.
     
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  13. Mansewerz

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    You're taunting me barry!!!!!!


    LOL, how many racquets do you string and do you own another machine right now?
     
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  14. barry

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    I currently own an Eagnas 925 (http://www.eagnas.com/flash925.html#5003) nice machine but I need something faster. Purchased it new couple years ago for $450 off flea bay. Like many on this board, finding rackets to string is not an issue, but it takes too much of my time. I hope to get back to less than 10 a week and would rather play tennis than string rackets.

    My top two choices are the Eagnas Comet 11 and the Silent Partner Maestro. The Maestro base clamps are very good, but the Comet has the new curved tracks similar to the Babolat Star 5, and the comet has the newer mounting system. I am familiar with the spring assisted base clamps on the Eagnas Comet, as they were on my old drop weight. They work well. Both machines would be an improvement over my 6 knob cone clamp system. $500 used to be my limit, but willing to go to $800, no more. I also have and use a Wise 2086.
     
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  15. AT92292

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    just ordered mine today and I CANT WAAIT
     
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  16. Mansewerz

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    AT9, i'm gonna hound you for a review and pics :D
     
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  17. AT92292

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    ok its my first machine so tell me what u would want from a review and what pics
     
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  18. Mansewerz

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    Let us know about the clamps, clamp bases, crank, turntable, mounting, table brake, etc.

    Just take a few pics from different angles to show the various mechanisms. Nothing fancy.


    And this is all up to you. I'm not gonna die or anything if I don't see a review and/or pics. It's just a nice way to discuss machines. That's all.


    Congratulations on your purchase though. You'll be stringing in no time.
     
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  19. AT92292

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    I just got my Maestro and have almost finished aseembling it but the only problem is that the tension head wont move. Its stuck. Some one help me?
     
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  20. Mansewerz

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    Was the tension head on the arm when you opened up the box?


    Also, check the manual and find the brake on the tensioner. If it's engaged, disengage it.
     
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  21. Zhou

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    That is possible. The break is usually located just under the jaws of the tensioner.
     
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  22. AT92292

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    Yea I took care of it u guys were right
     
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  23. AT92292

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    I started a new thread for the review
     
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  24. AT92292

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    and I just wanted to mention on my 2nd racket with this machine prob my 8th racket ever. I strung natural gut!! Just on the crosses though
     
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  25. AT92292

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    how do u post pictures?
     
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