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GHS Electric Bass 4 String 34" - 36". Scale, .055 - .105, Precision Flatwound , 3050

GHS Electric Bass 4 String 34" - 36". Scale, .055 - .105, Precision Flatwound , 3050
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By Matt S.
Cool for fretless!!
March 23, 2013
I threw a set of these on my Mexi Fender Jazz and they have a well balanced sound to them. Thay are a little thick, but they are reasonably flexible.
By clench
GHS flats
January 11, 2011
At first I was happy with the sound and feel of these strings. Then after a couple days I changed my opinion.
If you want dark and thuddy with little articulation then go for it. I also noticed a great deal of variance from string to string. The E and A were especially dead compared to the D and G. I prefer the D' addario chromes to these, and if you have deep pockets get the Thomastiks.
By Roger W.
GHS....3050 Flatwound strings
March 26, 2010
So far, they sound very good and very "dark"!!!! Which is what I prefer. I haven't had a chance to hear how they sound in a live performance but I'm guessing they are going to add a lot to the bottom end in my band! I'll keep everyone posted after our next live show. These are very good strings for the price!!!! Buy them, I say!!!
By Ferdinand M.
GHS 55-105 Flatwound Bass Strings
December 26, 2009
Very easy to play on both hands, very smooth, E & A kind of muddy but pleasant dark tone overall. Can use low action but needs extra relief. Overall one the best flatwound sets I've used but would recommend the 45-105 set. No clanking on the frets---very good set!
By Brother D.
October 14, 2009
I first tried the light GHS 3025 Precision Flats when they were the only flat I could find locally that wasn't high tension. I liked them enough to look for the fatter version. I tried the 3050M's and they suited me better, but now I'm hooked on the GHS 3050 "Regulars" which is the fattest GHS Precision set and also has the fattest sound especially on the D & G strings. I've about 15 different flat sets by about every maker. The GHS "3050" set in what GHS calls the "Regular" gauge are the hardest to find probably because people equate a heavier than medium string as hard to play and higher in tension. "Larger gauge equals harder to play" may be true with other brands, but not these GHS fat flats. In spite of the larger diameter they are extremely playable and the tension is far from the "Walenda Highwire" tension on the fat Jamerson Labellas. The 3050's have the vintage warm, smooth sound everyone remembers from countless 60's recordings without the drawbacks of neck straining high tension and high price. I'm very happy with them and will continue to use the GHS 3050 set. I'm talking about the .055/.070/.090/.105 set and not the set called the 3050M. These are designated just 3050 and are called the REGULARS. These sound more dynamic to me than the Labella Jamerson set and last way longer. They sound pretty bright for the first few days so don't panic because they will settle down nicely and then remain stable for many months. I am particularly impressed with the balance of the set on a single coil first-generation P-bass with a custom Lindy Fralin Split wound pickup installed. GHS costs less, plays easier, sounds truly vintage, lasts a long time and feels fabulous. These strings are great for recording by finger pluckers like me and for pick players to use live. I only wish they weren't so hard to find. An A+ vintage sound but modern playing comfort I've not found in any other flatwound string. The Thomastik JF344's are ultra low tension and fret great but have a tone all their own and don't have the authentic round warm vintage tone that these GHS 3050 Regulars dish out. If you play OLD SCHOOL Motown you have two choices: Labella 760M's and these. I recommend these.






1st G

Stainless Steel FlatwoundÔ



2nd D

Stainless Steel FlatwoundÔ



3rd A

Stainless Steel FlatwoundÔ



4th E

Stainless Steel FlatwoundÔ




"Traditional deep percussive tone with improved presence of A and E strings, thanks to cross winding of the underlay wraps. Final cover is polished stainless steel flat wrap."

GHS Strings


"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."



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