sounds to me like you need to adjust your base clamps, although I haven't tried to cipher how they become tighter and bind up, vs. becoming looser. Perhaps the cam/switch/whatever action vs the threads could that.
adjust them. use the machine, learn etc. then next go round don't stop short of Gamma or Prince. Anything more is just butter.
Microgel Radical MP (5), Cheap 16g Gut/ RedDevil 1.19 - 56/54# (among other setups)