Homemade string


(JayVee) #1

I just started making my own string at home. So far, I’ve been experimenting with the number of threads, material, etc… But I can’t seem to find the right mix to get the same feel as the strings I normally use. The ones I’m making come out either too thin or too stiff. Does anyone care to share his/her formula for good homemade string?

BTW, I’m currently using type 6 cotton string, but I’m trying to make either 50/50 string or 100% Polyester.


#2

just use a stick


(JonasK) #3

Please don’t make unserious replies like this.

Addment: Just for further notice.


#4

I know, he made a lot of weird topics in like 5 min.


#5

im not wierd


#6

OMG!!!

I didn’t say YOU were weird, I said you made a lot of weird topics in the past 5 min.


#7

He didn’t say you were weird, just that you made a lot of weird topics.


#8

ahhhhhhhh!


(JayVee) #9

Can we just get back on topic here please?


#10

Right.

Honestly, I like having different string than what I’ve bought. I have plenty of that so making other types is fun. I found some cotton covered polyester and made either type or slick 6 (not sure which one) with it and that worked well. It has lasted a long time and is still soft. Just a suggestion.


#11

i get some string at home depot


(JayVee) #12

Ummm… what was the first type?

Anyway, I use cotton covered polyester. It’s like 61% polyester and 39% cotton. :stuck_out_tongue:
How do you know what type the string is?


#13

First type? The stuff I have bought is 100% cotton, but I’m not too sure what you were asking about.

The number of laps (down and back equals one lap) is the number for it. I can’t think of what the difference between slick and type is, but say you made 6 laps, you would have type 6.


(JayVee) #14

Hmmm…
So that means I’ve been making type 4 strings. I’ll try doing it with 6 laps. I thought that each length of thread is one type. (3 laps x 2 = type 6).


(JonasK) #15

Yeah that’s how the type is calculated. 3 laps=3x2=6. 4 laps=4x2=8


#16

Oh really? I did 6 laps and it was just as thin if not thinner than my type 6 I bought so maybe the thread was just a bunch thinner.


(JonasK) #17

It depends on how thick your threads are.


(Mitch) #18

GM user and Jeromy K use a combo of 80% poly 20% nylon and I’ve never tried GM users but I like Jeromys… I dont know much about making strings but theres my favorite blend…

And if you make some and its too stiff just try breaking it in first…


#19

You’ll want to do about 5 or 6 laps to get Type 10 or 12 which will be around the thickness of a Type 6 string.


(winterjibber) #20

when i make it i use 2 colors but i have no clue what they are made of. i also make it with 4 laps of each color. it turns out thin but thats how i want it to be