where to get clamps for stringing machines

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by kpxbounce, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. kpxbounce

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    hey well i got some eagnas clamps, and i don't really like them. don't really seem to hold that well and i just don't like how it functions. also the way it's designed puts a little damage on the strings.

    so i was wondering where can i get some decent clamps for cheap.

    what kind?

    thanks.
     
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  2. nadalfan!

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    I was wondering about this too. My flex 940 clamps are not that good and either squeeze the string too much or too loose and fray them.:evil:
     
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  3. ryangoring

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    Alpha clamps they are about 25 bucks
    Email mark at aloha he would help you put
     
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  4. Il Mostro

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    I guess it pays to get a machine that includes OE clamps that do not have these problems and require replacement.
     
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  5. Nellie

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    Are you talking about floaring clamps? I really like my Alpha spring assisted floating clamps. Easy to use and holds tight, but never marking the strings.
     
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  6. ryangoring

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    I am new to this, but nellie are talking about floating clamps that are spring assisted? And those are the same aloha ones that you are talking about
     
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  7. kpxbounce

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    yes, i am referring to flying clamps.

    e-mail sent
     
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  8. nadalfan!

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    I'm talking about fixed clamps....
     
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  9. ryangoring

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    yeah go buy the alpha clamps .
    they are great from what i've heard.....
    25 bucks a piece...cant beat that
     
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  10. Steve Huff

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    With fixed clamps, different manufacturers have different post diameters. An Eagnas post won't fit into an Alpha base or vice versa.
     
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  11. BLuu21

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    Eagnas Clamps/Alpha Bases

    Really? I thought that someone on the forums tried using eagnas clamps in alpha bases and it worked:confused:? So I'm guessing there is no standard on how wide the base are
     
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  12. jim e

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    I have eagnas clamps(fixed swivel clamp),it fits my Sam Promaster,that is same as last years wilson, and is xtremesportsmachines now. I was told the babolat star 3 and 4 were the same as these as well.so there is some compatibility between some of them out there. Could be difficult to know for sure. When I purchased the eagnas clamps, they were cheap, so I thought I would try it, and I was lucky it did fit, as I was not sure at that time.I wanted to try out a 3 tooth clamp, and it does work, but I still mainly use the 5 tooth ones that I got with machine.Bottom line compatibility can be an issue, as not are all the same.
     
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  13. ryangoring

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    Hey OP
    , what type of clamps are you looking for anyway? Fixed or flying. You can't go wrong with the alpha flying. But as stevehuff said check the company
     
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  14. BLuu21

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    Thanks jim e, i saw the 3 toothed eagnas clamps and they look really nice. The sad thing about it is the fact that it's not spring assisted like alpha clamps:(
     
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  15. ryangoring

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    How about the stringway 3way clamps. You have 60 bucks? That's for one!
     
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  16. BLuu21

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    60 bucks for a clamp, that price is similar to alpha's 3-toothed clamps. But then again alpha and str!ngway are somewhat sold by the same company right?
     
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  17. jim e

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    Bluu21
    These are fixed clamps that I am talking about, and the 3 tooth eagnas clamps are spring assisted, I have them in my hand now, and there are springs. But personally, I don't use them much, once in a while, as I just seem to like the orig. clamps that came with my machine.
     
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  18. BLuu21

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    I see...Thanks for telling me jim e. I figured the picture of the clamps that eagnas shows didn't have springs.
     
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