which centering bearing is the best?


#1

I’ve tried a few but I’m not sure to which is better. any opinions?


#2

The performance of the CTX cannot be matched. It is easily the best performing centering bearing. However, I love the feel and play of the KonKave. so either are great for me.


#3

Lol NSK Platinum or Gold bearing knocks the CTX out of the ballpark for sure


#4

thei’r too quiet and too tight.


#5

I’ve heard from all whom have tried them, except this guy right here ^^^ that NSKs are the best bearings on the market.


#6

Technically they do spin the longest (longer than a CT for ~1-2min in a stationary spin to death test), but i dont have any long enough combo yet to accually feel the difference. In a horizontal gerbil cruise time test the NSK only gets on average 1-2 string hit (in a total of typically 20-30) more than a CTX, which is smaller than the variation within the same brand itself. Lol thx I d rather use loose bearings and be able to unscrew them at will without fearing to damage the bearing seats.


#7

Im rather new to unresponsive play so some of this terminology is going right over my head haha right now im using a bad Buddha stainless steel whipple, is it better than a center track or is it more of a preference call?


#8

I was also wondering which performs better ceramic or gold?


#9

Honestly, the whipple is the worst string centering bearing I’ve ever played with 8 ball Center tracks being 2nd.


#10

I’m gonna say gold…
But I’m pretty sure neither require lubing


#11

which brand makes the best bearings?


#12

NSK if you can afford em. If not then Dif-e-yo KonKaves. If you can’t afford those then Crucial Grooved.


#13

I was looking at NSK bearings. which option plays better gold or platinum?


#14

Gold


#15

But in reality your doing fine with stock bearings. Properly maintenanced cheaper bearings will be more then adequate.