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GHS Electric Bass Balanced Nickel, .040 - .101, 4L-NB

GHS Electric Bass Balanced Nickel, .040 - .101, 4L-NB
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80% Recommend this product (4 of 5 responses)
By David W.
Very Impressed
January 31, 2022
Replaced Rotosound 66 Nickel strings with the GHS balanced Nickels on a Fender Jazz Bass. So far I am impressed with the GHS strings. They have the right amount of tension and are truly balanced in tone. Output is better than the Rotosounds. My one critique is that I've lost some mid-range growl with these strings. They are similar in tone to the DR Nickel Low Riders I have on another Jazz Bass, but the Balanced Nickel's tension is more to my liking. Going to keep these on for a while and see how the play after breaking in.
Balanced feel Right amount of tension Consistent tone Good price Lost some midrange growl
By Jim
My new favorites
September 12, 2021
GHS Pressurewounds were my go to string, but I wanted a warmer, vintage tone. The Balanced Nickels sounded great out of the pack and have only gotten better. The tone is clear and deep over the entire fretboard. These strings have a definite '"thump", but also sustain exceptionally well. The balanced tension makes playing them a real treat too.
Deep, clear tone Easy playability Quiet for a round wound none at all
By Mike G.
Dracut, MA
Nice warm strings
February 13, 2021
Really like these strings, I installed them on my Fender Precision bass and love the warmer tone of the pure nickel wraps and slightly less tension due to the round core. They can sound pretty bright with the tone turned up, roll the tone knob down and they have a beautiful warm tone similar to flatwounds but with more character. I like them better than the nickel plated steel round wound hex core strings I had on before, but I am a fan of pure nickel strings on guitar as well.
I’ve only had them on about 3 weeks so I can’t speak to how they will sound over time.
My rig is a Mexican P bass upgraded with American Original pickups through a Peavey bass amp with 15†speaker.

I recommend these to anyone who likes a more vintage tone.
Warm sound with sweet overtones and less tension and great feel. None for me.
By Linnin
Absolutely Killer!
May 29, 2019
I have GHS strings on all my basses. I first tried GHS Balanced Nickels on my Fender American Professional Precision and loved everything about them especially their longevity. They really are completely balanced: Feel/Tension/Flexibility; Tone, and string-to-string Volume are all right there. Never played a set this close on all parameters. When the set of Bass Boomers needed to be replaced on my Fender American Standard Jazz I decided to go with the light set of Balanced Nickels. I'm so glad I did! I love the deep throaty low mid growl they have. They keep tune well. Very sweet highs without any nasty tin can zing that so many other brand roundwounds have. I will keep my Jazz and Precision strung in GHS Balanced Nickels.
Completely Balanced: 1) String-To-String Volume 2) Tone 3) Tension 4) Feel 5) Flexibility Stays In Tune Excellent Longevity Well Made/Superb Craftsmanship Zip Zero Nada
By Eddie
***Best bass strings on Earth***
February 16, 2018
40+ years of pro playing (I'm old) and never have I played a set of strings like this! Bass is a wildly dynamic instrument and the single most important key to getting a good bass sound is taming those peaks and valleys inherent to the bass guitar. I have tried dozens of basses and as many string, eq and compressor combinations all with partial or limited success at best...UNTIL NOW!
Trust me and try a set of these. They really do have balanced tension, feel and most importantly, consistent OUTPUT levels, string to string, up and down the neck...had them on 30 hours of playing over 3 weeks in a vintage rock n soul group, holding tone very well. Thank you GHS!!! Excellent product!!!!!!
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