Made in the U.S.A.
All Spool Thread Co. string is made in the U.S.A.
All thread used to make Spool Thread Co. string is made in the U.S.A.
All Spool Thread Co string is to be considered “FAT”. This is on par with other popular string manufacturers “FAT” thickness.
Small Batches use more thread to achieve the same amount of thickness as the other string. The technique used to make them winds them a bit different, losing some of the thickness, so we add in more to compensate. This gives greater density at the same diameter. You may notice it whips even better than our normal string.
All Spool Thread Co. string is considered extra long. It should measure ~55 inches (~1.4 m). This leaves more than enough length whether you play short string, long string, like to have a rat tail, or have a large loop.
Like most string, there is a break in period on this string. Unlike most string it isn’t right away. A quirk of this string seems to be a middle break in period. Fresh out of the bag the string feels great, plays great. After some play you may notice it beginning to act a bit funny. Instinct would tell you to swap it out, but I urge you to play through it. Once you break in past that period, your string will become even better (at least in my opinion). This is nylon, and a very durable nylon at that, so these should last you a nice bit of time.
Slickness and the Slip Knot
So one of the benefits, yet a drawback, to the string is how slick it is. This helps when doing tricks when the string is piled up, and on your fingers when doing speed combos. It just generates less friction due to the construction of the material, and of the string. Where this can cause issues is the slip knot. Some people seem to have issues with it, others don’t. I chalk it up to play style. A couple things that can combat this are:
- Use a rat tail so you have 2 strings going through the loop for the slip knot. This adds to the friction hold it better.
- Use a longer loop than usual when tying. This will give the same effect as above. 2 pieces of string will go through the loop, generating more friction.
- String Rosin. Usually used for string instruments, like the Violin or Cello, you can run your string on it to make it grip better. I run the end over some before tying the knot. At first the string will move over the rosin quite easily. I just do this until it gets really grippy on the rosin itself, and even begins to make a squeak noise. I then rotate the string a quarter, and repeat until all “4 sides” of the string is gripping the rosin. You can find rosin at Walmart, Amazon, or any instrument store.
Prices on Small Batches and Solids
Some people ask why our Small Batches are a bit more expensive, when they are still just fat string. It comes down to labor and thread count. The string uses a bit more thread than our other string, so the materials cost is a bit higher. As well, the construction is a bit more involved than the other strings, so it take longer to make. You will notice the difference though. The added weight from the extra thread allows it to move easier, and the construction technique adds even further to the longevity of the string.
On the other hand some ask why solids are the same price as the dual colored string, when the same amount of thread is being used. Though they are only a single color, we use the same construction technique as our other string. So the amount of labor and materials is identical to our dual colored string.
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