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Old 10-21-2007, 07:05 PM
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My string is too loud. I have leeches and puffs, but am not quite satisfied with the job they're doing. A string tamer won't fit on my bow (Fred Bear), so does anyone have suggestions?

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:14 PM
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I have tried them all.. I use cat whiskers cut down to the size of a half dollar. Works better than all the expensive junk on the market. Sometimes a bow is just noisy and you can cut down some noise, but not all... Does an STS fit you your bow? That will help a lot.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:29 PM
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Whats the best way to put cat whiskers on? I have rubber ones on right now, and I basically just knotted them around the string.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
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The best way to put them on is to serve them on then trim them to the size you want
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:39 PM
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Please forgive me, I'm an idiot of sorts that has another question. So if I serve them on, say with dental floss or fishing line, I'm just basically wrapping the line around the whiskers, and then tying it off?

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
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If you dont have any serving material use dental floss do a 1/2 knot under then one above repeat till you have 6 or 8 then tie off and burn ends so the knott wont come undone.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:53 PM
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I have always just used the old yarn puffs and have always liked them. When I had my last new string and cable put on my Mathews I went to cat whiskers and am not happy with them at all and have a new set of puffs ready to go back on.
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