Tips on the Gamma X-2 Stringer

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by ptho1128, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. ptho1128

    ptho1128 New User

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    Hello professionals,

    I need some advice or tips on stringing with the Gamma X-2. I've followed every youtube out there on stringing the mains. However, when I do it, it's different. Let me explain. Below are my steps that I followed.

    String pattern: 18X20
    Steps for main:
    1. Weave the string starting at the middle of the head. (checked)
    2. Using the flying clamp, clamp the two strings. (checked)
    3. Starting with the left main, weave the string to the first hole from the throat. (checked)
    4. This step is where I'm a bit confused. After performing step 3, I tension it using the drop weight. However, the drop weight would not move or it's hard to drop it for tension. In order to tension the string smoothly, I would have to weave the second hole and then I can tension the string easily. I just don't understand how everyone can tension the first hole so easily and I cannot.

    Hopefully, this wasn't confusing. Also, what's the advantage of having a starting clamp?
     
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  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    My guess is you are using a low stretch string like poly. Start with you weight down and left it slowly in small increments and let it down slowly.

    But then how do you clamp a single string with flying clamps. if you had a starting clamp you could clamp the right main outside the frame with the SC and tension the left main then you have two strings to clamp.
     
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  3. ptho1128

    ptho1128 New User

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    Thanks Irvin. I think you might be right about the "low stretch string like poly." I thought all the string was the same. By the way, I was using Pro Supex Big Ace for my main.
     
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