? about gut stringing

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kab, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. kab

    kab New User

    Mar 14, 2005
    I have recently started to use gut for the mains, I have a klippermate
    and it leaves a haze where the the pully grabs it. It also has the same
    problem where I clamp it. My question is does this shorten the life of the
    string and does the better stringing machines have the same problem?
    I also broke a knot tying the the last main. I scabbed a short piece
    and was able to tie off with only a small knot outside of the last main. This
    should not be a problem since I own It. Does this happen with gut alot?
  2. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2005
    It happens when the clamps slightly crush the string. If it is slight, it doesn't seem to do any real harm. The chance of knot breakage can be lessen by : Inspecting the grommets very carefully, 2. Do use care when snugging up the knot with your PLIERS, and never by using the tension arm.:cool:
  3. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Legend

    Feb 24, 2004
    my bab star II clamps leave marks on gut and soft multi's too without shortening string life. dodn't even notive once you play with the racquet and hit some balls.
  4. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    This is common with gut and soft multifiber nylon strings and won't hurt it if the string is not being crushed. I tighten all of my knots by hand on nat gut.

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