Upgrading stringers

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by archman, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. archman

    archman Rookie

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    I have a Gamma x-2. I've heard some talk of being able to upgrade stringers and have it cost about as much as buying better clamps. How exactly do you go about upgrading a stringer?
     
  2. johndagolfer

    johndagolfer Semi-Pro

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    Hi Arch,

    The main thing about upgrading stringers is that your initial machine has to be upgradeable.

    With the X-2 you have good flying clamps. The best you could upgrade is to better flying clamps (Saw a post about the alpha clamps)

    If you wanted to upgrade to fixed clamps you would have to buy a new machine. This is because your machine is pretty basic and cannot support and upgrade.

    To buy a basic model of machine that can be upgraded with fixed clamps can be pretty darn pricey in its own right.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. archman

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    It does help. Thank you. The only issue I have is with the clamps, so I think I'm going to buy those Stringway ones.
     
  4. technoob10

    technoob10 New User

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    Maybe you can sell your x-2 and get a better stringer with fixed clamp instead.
     
  5. archman

    archman Rookie

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    What is the big advantage of the fixed over floating?
     
  6. Kenny022593

    Kenny022593 Professional

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    I believe that fixed clamps hold tension better?
     
  7. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Good flying clamps are as good at holding tension as fixed clamps are maybe even better. But when you are tensioning your mains and only clamping on two strings there is a lot more twisting. When you pull and clamp the last main that twisting in hard to recover unless you do not tie off your outside mains.

    When clamping crosses many times there is a larger or smaller separation between the strings you're clamping than the distance between the two clamps.

    Fixed clamps (IMHO) are more veratile than flying clamps mainly because they clamp on only one string.

    Irvin
     

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