Originally Posted by Doctor of Tennis
By the way, do you use a dampener on your natural gut? Is it necessary or recommended since its natural gut?
To me it seems to be more a matter of the frame, rather of the string type.
Personally I never use dampeners with natural gut, but went to more shock absorbing frames instead(i.e. basalt amplifeel etc), except if I want to go back and play with the older Kfactor model of the same raquet (6.1 95), NOW I would need a dampener, were I to do that (although I didn't use it at the time, 2-3 years ago).