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steve728 02-18-2013 02:16 PM

Gamma 6004 vs Neos 1500 base clamps? Worth upgrade?
Hi all,

I'm hoping for some input/advice on the Gamma 6004 and Prince Neos 1500. It seems like there are a number of helpful TT folks who have (or used) one or the other, and a search yields recommendations for both. I'm hoping there are folks who have some experience with both.

My specific question is about the base clamps. Is there a difference between the 1500's "Quick click" and the 6004's "Switch action" base clamps? Is one any easier/smoother to use than the other? There a few Tube videos of the 6004 in action (including our own Mr10sStringer :) ) but I can't find any on the 1500.

EDIT: Thanks Lakers (and the collective TT knowledge from old posts). After more research and re-reading old posts, I think now I would actually go with the Gamma 6004 2-point mount. But am going to hold off for a little bit until the right timing.

steve728 02-19-2013 03:24 PM

In my further research, it looks like the new Alpha Apex Plus has some really nice base clamps. (Edit: they look similar to the Prince 5000 clamps.) Looks like an appealing alternative to the 6004 and 1500.

More food for thought.

Lakers4Life 02-19-2013 03:35 PM

Someone sent me pictures of the new Alpha base clamps, they do look similar to the Prince 5000/6000 clamps. I don't know why they don't use them on the 1500. Another source told me Prince, Gamma and Alpha get some of their parts from the same manufacturer. The new Gamma string clamps look very similar to the Alpha and Prince string clamps.

I know a few people who own the 1500, and haven't complained about the base clamps. Many of them are former Eagnas owners with the switch-action clamps, that had problems after some time.

Honestly, any of the machines would be good. It's all up to you.

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