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jhupper 07-13-2013 08:45 AM

Stringing - String noise/ sound - Help!
I've been having a few problems with rackets having a tinny twang sort of noise (this is solved by using a dampener but i think i need to get to the bottom of it for my piece of mind). Its most obvious with full bed poly but it i have noticed it with syn gut. also somestimes it just doesn't seem to happen but there a few string/ racket/ tension variables so hard to tie down.

I've been trying to keep an eye on this to see what i might be doing wrong. I notice that on completion of the mains the string that was initially anchored (and often the next main along on that side) has a very different tinny noise to the rest. I thought maybe i was clamping too tightly and damaging it or maybe the fact the clamped part of the string wasn't getting tensioned was the cause. So... i tried releasing the string just before the crank pulled full tension, no joy. So i tried adjusting the clamp jaw pressure to just the point of holding and even starting mains with a starting clamp, still no luck, i even tensioned it - removed clamp - put starting clamp outside frame and re tensioned to ensure the originally clamped part of the string was fully tensioned.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be or what i might try to sort it - before it drives me mad?


struggle 07-13-2013 09:20 AM

i have no clue of what you speak..

is this noise WHILE stringing?

if not, try a dampener

Andyroo10567 07-13-2013 05:06 PM

Its the racquet if im understanding it correctly

esgee48 07-13-2013 05:14 PM

The previously pulled mains are relaxing as you move outwards. That is normal. The central mains will have the lowest ping and the outer most mains will have the highest ping. If you're talking about something other than tension, such as a buzzing sound when you tap the string bed, then that is indicative of damage grommets or potentially a damaged frame.

struggle 07-13-2013 05:57 PM

oh ok.

possibly a loose piece of material within the frame as well, then.

Irvin 07-14-2013 11:42 AM

Go to Walmart and pick up a bag of #64 rubber bands and tie one on the two center mains below the bottom cross. Sliding the band up against the bottom cross provides the most dampening and against the frame the least.

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