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GHS Electric Guitar - Brite Flats (Ground Roundwound) Light, .010 - .046, 710

GHS Electric Guitar - Brite Flats (Ground Roundwound) Light, .010 - .046, 710
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38% Recommend this product (3 of 8 responses)
By D D.
Portland, OR
Good, affordable, light, flat-wound option
December 1, 2022
I'm so glad I found these strings! They are the perfect option for a plywood archtop which might not have the same resonance as a solid archtop. I tried using 11s, but I was losing too much life in the low strings. I had a hunch that lighter strings might help, but round-wound 10s were too jangly. These are the perfect string for a "light-weight" archtop!
Price. Great for archtop or solid body electric. Light feel, good, mellow bass tone, but still retains good clarity A bit cheaper made string. If you're a snob for flat-wound strings, maybe steer clear of these.
By Bryce S.
Oxnard, California
Very nice.
March 20, 2022
Got these strings on a recommendation from my guitar tech. Put them on my strat to help with the tone. I really like them. They actually feel like a heavier gauge that what they are. Nice strings.
By Kyle
St. Petersburg, FL
Great strings
November 1, 2021
Order with confidence, strings came when expected with tracking
By Mark P.
GHS bright flats 10-46
October 4, 2019
They are quiet when moving your hand and changing chords. But the wound strings feel horrible. They are not smooth or ground evenly. They are not as bright as wound strings.
They are quiet when changing chords and moving your hand along the wound strings. The wound strings feel rough.
By Spike
GHS Brite FLat 710
December 18, 2012
Great, long lasting strings that are perfect for a range of styles. I've been using these for well over 15 years now - flatwounds always sounded too dull to me, and regular wound strings don't last and can be harsh. I play a lot of country, rockabilly, and jazz - these strings are perfect for the player who needs a mellow tone, but can turn on the twang when needed. Perfect for making your telecaster an all-around style machine. Sound fine on my archtops, too.
By Charles O.
brite flats by GHS
July 23, 2010
As with all GHS products these are made to a high standard and sound great. The question is whether or not you like how they sound. These are very idiosyncratic strings and their name says it all: not as smooth, warm, dull as flatwound, but not as brite as full-on wirewound rockers. Excellent tone, dynamic response, easy to play. For a true jazz sound i prefer Thomastik Be Bop's but these are great for jazzy blues and funk - and probably something you'll invent
By Jeff
GHS Electric Guitar - Brite Flats
July 8, 2010
These are my favorite guitar strings! I mostly play jazz standards. GHS brite flats are less bright sounding than the D'Addario Half Round strings of similar gauge. GHS brite flats lack the noise and brightness of roundwound strings in general, and though not as noise-free as flatwounds, they are also not as muddy and dull sounding either. I would not go back to roundwounds or flatwounds with these stings available. They are definitely worth a try in your quest for good tone! D'Addario Half Round strings are my next favorite.
By Steven G.
These are the "Ultimate Flatwounds"
August 14, 2009
I am not into bright or brittle sounds. And discovered that these flatwounds produce the perfect balance across the tonal range. The bass notes are full but not muddy... the treble notes are full and warm without being too bright. And I love the fast smooth finish. They get five stars from me.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Nickel/Iron Ground Roundwound



5th A

Nickel/Iron Ground Roundwound



6th E

Nickel/Iron Ground Roundwound




" A very smooth nickel/iron string with brighter tone than a conventional flatwound. Brite Flats start as roundwound strings, are then micro-ground to a smooth surface."

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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