Originally Posted by diredesire
Edit: while it doesn't really apply in this case, if you have a SPARE starting clamp, you can also put it on the out-side of the rotating grippers. The drum will shut, but what's actually important here is that there's no slippage, and the starting clamp will obviously prevent that.
are you saying that would or would not work in my case (since here i dont know if you were talking about linear grippers like mine)? I do like the idea of a clamp of some sorts giving extra grip, just not too much to damage the string obviously. I will def take that into consideration