drop weight stringer

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by sooners78, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. sooners78

    sooners78 New User

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    I just bought a used Gamma 200 drop weight stringer with a rotational drum gripper. Everything seems to be working fine, but when I wrap the string around the gripper, it doesn't seem to grip well. Is the rubber sleeve that the string wraps around supposed to bite into the string enough to prevent it from slipping when I apply tension? Could the rubber need cleaning? Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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  2. oest10

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    Cleaning is never a bad idea but firstly make sure that you are wrapping the string around correctly.
    1- start OVER the gripper, make a "lap"
    2- when you get to the gripping path, go through that
    3- make another half lap around the tensioner to ensure a good fix.
     
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  3. sooners78

    sooners78 New User

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    What is the gripping path?
     
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  4. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    The gripping path is the portion of the rotational gripper that goes through the rational gripper and grips the string.
     
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  5. Maui19

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    When I use a slippery poly with the G200, I go around twice, then go into the gripper slot. This takes care of any slipping.
     
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  6. oest10

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    I dont know if the term i used is common but thats it alright haha :)
     
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  7. MikeCrowChip

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    i think he has an old old gamma 200, not the new 200 with the rotational drum gripper with gripping path. the old one had a rubber sleeve you wrap around opposed to the new style that is all hard plastic. different machine.
     
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  8. 4-string

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    He probably figured it all out over the past 3 years.
     
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