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GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings

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GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings deliver traditional, deep, percussive tone due to a unique cross-winding process. These...Click To Read More About This Product

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GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings deliver traditional, deep, percussive tone due to a unique cross-winding process. These strings are wound using a stainless steel ribbon wrap wire for extra volume and strength, then polished with ultra-premium grade micro-silicon beads. Gauges .055", .070", .090", .105".

FEATURES
Gauges .045", .060", .070", .95". 
Long Scale Plus: 38" Winding Length
Fits 34", 35" and 36" Scale Basses

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GHSStainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings
 
5.0

(based on 17 reviews)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YOUR DADDY'S SET!

By Brother Dave-MLJxZ

from Albemarle NC

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Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

Traditional high-tension flatwound bass sets caused me all sorts of problems so I've been using pricey "ultra-low tension made in Vienna" flats. I tried a GHS Stainless Precision set 6 months ago when they were the only non-high tension flat set available locally. I was astounded! I like the slightly higher tension of the GHS better. I'd call it medium-tension. They also sound fatter, deliver a thumpy attack with little undesirable noise and are super durable. For Motown/Stax-Volt/Atlantic covers the GHS set earns an "A+" in old-school tone without any of the drawbacks of the traditional old-school sets. Fusion & Metal players beware! This is your daddy's tone, not yours.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smooth

By Little Willie

from Central Illinois

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Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

I've been using these on my Ibanez for about a year now. The first thing I noticed was that rather than typical guitar strings it felt like I was playing thin metal rods. I tear up the callouses on the ends of my fingers enough with my guitar, so it's nice to have these on the bass. Through the small peavey amp I use at church they sound like any other string, but when played through something with a better frequency response the upright bass sound comes out.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic tone, low noise and great feel.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

I was looking for the classic sound that made Precision bass the standard it is today and found it with these strings. The are litte bright when first installed, but after a few days the warm low tone comes through in spades. I have these strings on my Hot-Rod Presion Bass and play through an Ampeg BA 112 at practice and the bandmates tell me the love the sound.Also, the strings make very little, if any, noise and are easy on the fingers and fretboard. If you are looking for the warm, low classic tone, these are the strings to get.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best flatwounds when you need that sound

By TimB 619

from Cape Cod, MA

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Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

I've tried many different flats on my Precision bass, and these are the best for the money. Not stiff at all, very easy to play, and yet they have a very fat, thumpy sound.If you have a string thru body bass, or a 35" scale, these will fit, no problem.If you need a great set of flatwounds, without breaking the bank, buy these. You won't regret it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smooth, deep

By TopEnd

from New England

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Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

A flatwound string designed for a string-through-body bridge, full scale bass. The sound is deep and full, not 'dead' or thumpy as some have said. Mine is a 51 reissue CIJ Fender P, which with roundwounds tends to scream in the upper registers; way too bright. The GHS flats are much more consistent throughout the range of notes. Bottom end is definitely bigger. Strings feel great and did -not- appreciably increase the tension on the neck. A good value.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Flats

By SWRfool22

from Ipswich, MA

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Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

I have used these strings for about half a year now on my fretless and I love them. They have the best warm tone with no neck strain or finger noise. I compared them to the d'addrios flats I have in my Cort and these are 100 times better in tone and feel. These strings are the best flats on the market.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PrecisionPlayer

By Soulman-PIsYI

from Philly, PA.

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Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

I got these strings to put on two P-Basses I own that have Vintage frets so I wouldn't wear them out, and also to get a more Vintage tone. These strings live up to their name, {Precision} Flats!It seems these were almost made exclusivly for a P-Bass. They are very percussive, warm, boomy, and have that old school rubber/clack thud that only flats can give you. If you don't want to wear your frets, or just want the Vintage tone, give these a try!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like Butter!

By raw and edgy

from WA.

Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

I bought these for a friend, and I've played them and they're fabulous. The feel is so sweet, and make playing so much more enjoyable. Zero fret buzz, and they don't kill your fingers. Perfect for any riff with sliding, because they practically do all the work for you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite strings!

By BassChalice79

from Fayetteville, AR

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Pros

  • Great Tone
  • Long Life
  • Smooth Feel
  • Strong

Cons

  • None Whatsoever

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    Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

    I've had the same set of these on my main working bass (Precision-style bass) for about four years, and they're just now getting too dead for me to keep playing, and I just broke the A string. So now, I'm back for a new set.
    They were a little bit too clean and bright for me for about a week like any new strings, but then they totally mellowed out and darkened nicely. And the feel is buttery smooth! I had to get used to sliding on them without overshooting the fret I'm going for, because sliding is just so effortless on these! They're really a joy to play! I very highly recommend them to anyone who likes a soft, fuzzy, round bass tone. Also, they're the perfect amount of tension. Fairly low tension for flatwounds, but definitely higher tension than roundwounds.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not bad for the money

    By basicmlcmc

    from los angeles

    Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

    I bought these strings from a local boutique guitar shop, since they were the only flatwounds they carried. I thought I would have them on temporarily, since I was actually looking for the Fender tapewounds (hard to find), but after playing them for a few months, I decided they're keepers. I replaced the roundwounds on my Eastwood Classic 4 with these. These are the smoothest, easiest metal flatwounds to play, a lot more than the Steve Harris Rotosounds I currently have on my viola bass. Nice, beefy tone, a must for semi-hollow basses.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I like..!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

    I purchased a new Fender Jazz bass and didn't like the sound of the finger noise across the strings, Thought I would try these GHS flat wound Long scale 45,60,75,95. They fit right on, length was great, They sound nice, And they feel like butter, No zipping noise now. I'll be buying another set.

     
    5.0

    Nice product and as always, great service

    By Matt

    from South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Comfortable on fingers
    • Long Life
    • Warm tone

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        Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

        I put these on an acoustic-electric bass in an attempt to get a warmer tone that may be closer to tapewound strings with the durability of flats. I would describe the finish on these as satin. I'm sure that there are others on the market that are more polished, but these are comfortable and attractive strings. The silks on these extra-light gauge are purple.
        With flats, you have more tension than your average round wounds, that is the reason I went with a lighter gauge as to not put extra tension on the neck.
        The sound is very warm with the E string being not much more than a thump. They seem to be well made and I've only had them on for a week or two, but enjoying them.

         
        5.0

        Sweet and Low

        By Hutch

        from Jersey shore

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Club dates
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

          I had Ernie Ball Cobalts on my '78 Fender P-bass for over a year. I've never had flat wounds on any of my bass guitars in my 35 years of playing so I wanted to try a set. The Balls were gauges 100 to 45 so I chose GHS set 3025 (95 to 45) to compensate for the increased tension of flats. But I liked the idea of still having a 45 G-string. The lighter gauge flats still had increased tension but only slightly. I've read about giving these strings a "break-in" period but they sounded really good right out of the package. So far I've had them on about a month and I'm very happy with them. They feel and sound amazing. Nice full low end across all 4 strings. These are keepers for my P-bass.

           
          5.0

          nice strings

          By Me

          from Kansas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

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            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

            for the cost these are super nice flat wound strings. I've put them on one of my back-up jam bass. I was very happy about the way they felt and sounded. Will keep them in mind in the future.

             
            5.0

            Some truly good strings!

            By memphisthumper-oaHj8

            from Memphis, TN

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            Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

            I love these strings! Stainless steel gives them a good bright sound and long life. They brought my Jerry Jones Longhorn 4 bass to life. They made it sound great and play even better. Miracle workers. Now to get some for my G&L's and Godin. Easy on the frets and my old, aching fingers.

             
            5.0

            limited playing

            By ...-93cXX

            from gilford, NH

            Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

            I discovered these strings while searching for a new amp at various music stores. I found a peavey tnt 200 watt amp for a good deal. I wanted to play with the equalizer so i plugged a demo bass in. I was amazed at the tone and feel of the strings. they are flatwound so they feel real nice and are real easy to play (great for sliding). I asked the guy what they were and he said GHS. I bought them for a much higher price than this and left the store happily with my new amp and strings. When arriving back home i immediately put them on my bass. I then discovered that they are really awful for slapping, but excellent for anything else. I love slapping, so i have to use one of my other basses with roundwound strings. i would definitely suggest these strings to anybody that doesn't play a whole lot of slap. These strings are at a great price and i suggest that you get them. but once again, the playing would be just a little bit limitted for those who are really into slapping.

             
            5.0

            Smooth Tone

            By Alvie

            from Port Charlotte FL

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            Comments about GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound Electric Bass Strings:

            These are great strings in themselves, but especially good if you are switching from standard gauge rounds to flats, as their lighter gauge does not exert additional strain on the neck as some heavier flats can do. They are smooth and silky feeling with solid punch and a deep, nuanced sound. I used them to tone down the inherent brightness of my G&L.

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