Best 8: Synthetic gut strings

Most synthetic guts are made with nylon (also referred to as polyamides). There are different grades of nylon with varying levels of feel. Synthetic gut strings deliver a good combination of playability and durability at a very reasonable price.

The typical tension recommended for synthetic gut strings is 45 lbs (20 kgs) to 60 lbs (27 kgs).

Gamma Synthetic Gut 16

Gamma Synthetic Gut

Made in: Not specified
Manufactured by: Gamma
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 185.7 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17, 18
Colors: Blue, Yellow, Black, Red, Natural, White

Gamma Synthetic Gut is a synthetic string that delivers great all-around performance using Nylon materials with a Solid core with wraps construction and a round profile.

Pros that use it (gauge used): None known.

Head Synthetic Gut PPS

Head Synthetic Gut PPS

Made in: Not specified
Manufactured by: Head
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 169.7 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: Blue, Natural

Head Synthetic Gut PPS is a lively and comfortable nylon string with a solid core with wraps construction and a round profile.

Pros that use it (gauge used): None known.

Dunlop Synthetic S-Gut 16

Dunlop Synthetic S-Gut

Made in: Not specified
Manufactured by: Dunlop
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 158.3 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17, 18
Colors: Black, Natural

Dunlop Synthetic S-Gut is made from nylon with a solid core and outer wraps that is a cost-efficient, all-around string.

Pros that use it (gauge used): None known.

Gosen OG-Sheep Micro

Gosen OG-Sheep Micro

Made in: Japan
Manufactured by: Gosen
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 163.4 lb/in (17 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17, 18
Colors: Black, Natural, White

Engineered and made in Japan, the Gosen OG-Sheep Micro synthetic gut string is a great value, highly playable string with a crisp feel.

Pros that use it: None known.

Babolat SG Spiraltek q6

Babolat SG Spiraltek

Made in: France
Manufactured by: Babolat
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 161.7 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: Blue, Black, White, Yellow

Babolat SG SpiralTek delivers reliable all-around playability with comfort.

Pros that use it: None known.

Yonex Monopreme 16

Yonex Monopreme

Made in: Japan
Manufactured by: Yonex
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 166.3 lb/in (16)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: White

Engineered in Japan, the Yonex Monpreme comfortable synthetic gut string with good control and playability.

Pros that use it: None known.

Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex

Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex

Made in: Not specified
Manufactured by: Prince
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 177.7 lb/in (16)
Gauges: 17, 18
Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, Silver, Purple, Red, White, Yellow

Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex is one of the most popular synthetic gut strings and available in a multitude of colors. It has all-around playability with comfortable power and one of the best value strings available.

Pros that use it: None known.

Volkl Synthetic Gut 16

Volkl Synthetic Gut

Made in: Taiwan
Manufactured by: Volkl
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Solid core with wraps
Stiffness (gauge): 173.7 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: Black, Green, Natural, White, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Red

The Volkl Synthetic Gut synthetic gut strings are en engineered in Germany and made in Taiwan. They are a popular choice for good reason and available in a multitude of colors.

Pros that use it: None known.

Summary

The 'Best 8' list ensures there are no bad Synthetic Gut choices here. Our three favorite choices (in no particular order) are Gosen OG-Sheep Micro, Head Synthetic Gut PPS, and Volkl Synthetic Gut . We'd love to know what you think in your comments.

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