Unstraight Strings

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  1. xxgt465xx

    xxgt465xx New User

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    When I do my poly in the mains and syn gut in the crosses, the gut will make a sort of rainbow shape on each cross. Other than just straightening it with your your fingers is there any way to prevent it?
     
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  2. YULitle

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    Straighten it while you tension. This can be done with all types of machines, if you learn how. This will give you a more consistent tension, so should be striven for.
     
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  3. iplaybetter

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    its quite hard with a crank i think
     
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  4. kingdaddy41788

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    No it isn't. It's not hard at all. Hold it straight with one hand, crank with the other.
     
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  5. iplaybetter

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    then what is holding the string in the gripper
     
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  6. kingdaddy41788

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    pull until the gripper is tight on the string. it should hold itself.
     
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  7. 000KFACTOR90000

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    I started to staighten the crosses on my 2nd string job after I noticed they were crooked on my first.
    I was surprised it really made a difference to the tension.
    Really easy to straighten them with your left hand while you pull the crank with your right (or visa versa :))

    Really getting into this stringing thing !! :)
     
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  8. iplaybetter

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    true, i however just like to do it when i finish with my setting off awl
     
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  9. dancraig

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    You can quickly push the string "past straight", up next to the last cross pulled, before pulling any tension. Then pull tension and the string should straighten up.
     
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  10. samej07

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    also, if you pull the crosses all the way down to the previous cross before you pull tension, it will really make a difference in how much it arcs. if your lucky it will even make the crosses perfectly straight when you pull tension.
     
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