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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Dasol View Post
Thanks a lot!

One quick question: I have not used a hybrid set up for a long time, maybe used a week or so, and I do not know exactly what difference main/cross and cross/main variation makes. What I mean is if the main is gut/multi and the cross is poly, is it really different from the poly main and gut/multi cross? And I saw some posts saying that poly main is cutting gut/multi cross really fast, so I want to know about it too. If I put gut/multi for main and poly for cross, then the poly cross tension should be higher than main because poly is stiffer?

Thank you in advance!
75% of the stringbed's charateristics comes from the mains. So if you have a soft string on the mains, that is the feel you'll get most of. Conversely put a poly on the mains and that's what you'll feel.

As for tension, I follow the line that as the poly is stiffer you should string it lower, which is the general rule if using a full bed of poly. However, when it comes to professionals, what they believe is important for them. I've seen same tensions on hybrids and lower tensions on crosses even where its a multi.


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