Stringing by the Season

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Marc C., Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Marc C.

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    All summer, I played just about every day and used a hybrid of gosen polyon and live wire in the crosses. This was a great combination and would break right before the polyon would go "dead". Now, I am playing about 1-2 days per week and I am really noticing how badly this hybrid plays after being played with once or twice and then sitting for 5 days. I don't enjoy restringing (especially polyester) each week. I was looking at prince problend and ashaway crossfire as a possibility this winter. My question is: do kevlar hybrids go "dead" in the way that polyester does so I could let the frame sit for a week and not worry about how it will play? Also, any other recommendations? Thanks.
     
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  2. Jerry Seinfeld

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    Kevlar starts out dead so it can't die like the polys. I suspect you use a hybrid for durability reasons...correct? If so you might try a 15L string to see how it works. Have also been reading feedback on the Ashway Monogut. Perhaps it may have more longevity than the Polyon.
     
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  3. Marc C.

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    Yeah, I use the hybrid for durability, but I wouldn't want to use a 15g because I am so used to playing with 17g and up.
     
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  4. Steve Huff

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    Jerry, you took the words right out of my mouth. Kevlar is already dead.
     
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  5. christo

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    Could be a change in temp/ humidity. Try a different tension.
     
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  6. Loud

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    But over time, kevlar may hurt the joints a little more.
     
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