Polyester Mains & Syn Gut Crosses - Help

Discussion in 'Strings' started by billygib, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. billygib

    billygib New User

    Feb 2, 2007
    Professional stringers: When using polyester mains and synthetic gut or natural gut crosses should the poly be strung at a lower tension than the crosses? How much lower? Thanks.
  2. nickb

    nickb Banned

    Jun 23, 2006
    Always drop the tension on the poly....5-10% less is a good place to start...most people string the syn gut 2-4lbs tighter. The customers I string for have the crosses 3lbs higher e.g. 53/56.

    If you have not used poly before I would reccomend stringing the mains 10% lower than your syn gut tension and upping the tension on the crosses by 3lbs....poly hybrids can feel very stiff if you have not used them before.


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