Hybrid question: Pro Hurricane Tour + Gosen sheep

Discussion in 'Strings' started by el sergento, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. el sergento

    el sergento Hall of Fame

    Jan 29, 2008
    Hello fellow string fetishist.

    I recently ordered a batch of PHT 17 and Gosen micro 17 for some hot hybrid action. I've never used a hybrid setup before so I was wondering if anyone has experience with this setup or is willing to share any advice on hybridizing in general.

    The reason I chose this setup is mostly economic. I'm going back to school soon so I'm out of a job. The PHT costs $11.50 and the Gosen something like $3.50 so per string job I'm looking at $7.50 (I don't pay for the actual stringing).

    I'm not a string breaker, I use NXT 17 and I get a good 6-8 hours worth per string job but even so the NXT is pretty expensive (around $17-19 a set).

    I've heard that PHT looses tension quite fast so I'm hoping to offset that by stringing it @ 60 in the mains and the Gosen @ 58 in the crosses. I usually string at either 60 or 58 so I'm hopping this setup will reproduce as best as possible what I'm used too.

    Will the PHT @ 60 be too stiff though?? Also, how's the durability of the Gosen??

    All thoughts and comments welcome,


    P.S. I play with a pair of N6.1 95's.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2008

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