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GHS Electric Bass 4 String Pressurewound 30" - 31" Scale, .040 - .096, 7700

GHS Electric Bass 4 String Pressurewound 30" - 31" Scale, .040 - .096, 7700
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By Carmine
October 23, 2021
Fast delivery for a hard to find pressure wound short scale going on my dear mustang bass
By Jon B.
Lake Conroes, TX
Great match for my new Mustang Bass.
July 30, 2021
I just finished a Mustang parts bass. PJ body, JMJ neck, Duncans, Hipshots. I am primarily a P-bass with flats (Chromes) player. I do have Pressurewounds on my Jazz 5.

I tried Fender 5250 rounds, DR Hi-Beam rounds, and Chromes first. As a flats player, I had trouble adjusting to the Fender and DR Rounds. Too bright and too much string noise for me. Technique would clean up the string noise, but not the bright.

I am a long time Chromes player. I have them on 4 basses. I just didn't love them on the Mustang. They seem thick and lifeless. Admittedly, this was following 2 sets of round-wounds.

The GHS pressurewounds brought this bass to life for me. Enough tension to compensate for the short scale. Round wound "life" without being overly bright. Noisier than flats, but not nearly as much as the others.

Sound great for slap; roll back the tone a bit and good for blues.

I'm going to leave the chromes on my P-basses, but these Pressurewounds sound great to me for the Jazz bass vibe!

By Mark
Killeen, Texas
Great all-around string!
October 2, 2019
GHS Pressurewound provides a sound in-between a round-wound and flat-wound. It still has much of the brightness of the round-wound, but greatly reduces string noise. The 0.040 G string (I'm using the short-scale set) doesn't have the "twang" that this diameter string often produces in round-wound sets.
ProsGood versatile tone. Consistent quality and intonation.
ConsString winding tends to get a little "scruffy" after a while.
By Nelson T.
Versatile, great sounding
April 18, 2015
Bought these a while ago... work great on a violin bass. For that great clicky but deep flatwound sound... a little foam at the bridge, and voilĂ ! Texture feels great too. Fairly tame zing at first, but the zing with moderate playing goes away.
By LoTone
GHS Pressurewound
November 9, 2010
Excellent all around string. It gives you some of the brightness of a roundwound string with some of the benefits of a flatwound. I have experimented with groundwound/half-round strings and the feel of the pressurewounds is much better.
By fretlessguy
Short Scale GHS Pressurewounds
March 1, 2010
I have used the long scale cousins to this set on my long scale basses before, so I decided to try them out on my short scale SX fretless Jazz. They are an interesting set in that they seem to have sound qualities of both flats and rounds. Being smooth to the touch, I did not hesitate to put them on my rosewood fingerboards. A little brighter and sustaining than latwounds, yet they have the lower end of a flat. The tension is a little less than the flat, and the mwah factor is there for fretless players seeking that particular sound. This is the closest I have seen to a "Best of Both Worlds" string.






1st G

Nickel/Iron Rollerwound



2nd D

Nickel/Iron Rollerwound



3rd A

Nickel/Iron Rollerwound



4th E

Nickel/Iron Rollerwound




"Made with round nickel/iron alloy cover wire slightly flattened in the winding process. Bright-sounding, great feeling strings flr any playing style."

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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