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GHS Electric Bass 4 String Super Steels Roundwound 34" - 36" Scales, .040 - .102, L5000

GHS Electric Bass 4 String Super Steels Roundwound 34" - 36" Scales, .040 - .102, L5000
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By Rudy M.
Central Florida, USA
GHS Super Steels Are My String of Choice
February 27, 2022
I've been playing bass for 40 years and I've tried nearly every brand of string on the market and keep coming back to GHS Stainless Steels. Stainless Steels are very balanced with an excellent core gauge and precise winding. Every time I open a package of Stainless Steels, I know that the consistency will always be there. They're modestly priced and last long, even with extreme playing!
By Bill
Lighter guage...
October 4, 2019
I have been a Super Steel user for most of my adult life....recently I switched to lighter gauge.. By turning the volume up and playing with a lighter touch...you will find these to be extremely expressive and dynamic.
  • pristine tone, bright but not brittle or clanky.
  • none.
By BBBeat
Great & Inexpensive!
February 26, 2014
Deep and bright sounding strings that really last. I have acidic hands, but Super Steels keep their tone for months before they need changing. And they add extra growl to the sound of my ash body Fender Jazz. Plus, if they're good enough for Lee Sklar, they're good enough for me!
By steve
GHS L5000
March 6, 2013
I've been using these strings on Rickenbackers and Alembics for over 30 years. A very bright string with a nice growl and they last for months of steady gigging.
By Dan W.
These strings are incredible! Nothing like Boomers imho.
April 17, 2010
I had tried GHS Boomers back in the day and, well, they just weren't for me. Not enough zing for my tastes, so I continued using Rotosounds and, later, Elixirs.

I bought a similar set of GHS Strings for my 5-String Hohner (double-ball end) 'cause they were cheap and WOW! I was blown away! They have an interesting "piano-sound" in the upper harmonics while still having serious round beefiness in the low-mids.

These Super Steel Roundwounds feel and sound the same as the double-ball end strings I bought two months ago. If you like a Geddy/Entwistle/Squire tone, play aggressive, and/or favor your neck pickup, you should like these a lot!






1st G

Stainless Steel Roundwound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Roundwound



3rd A

Stainless Steel Roundwound



4th E

Stainless Steel Roundwound




"Most brilliant bass strings available next to Contact Core. Stainless steel wrap for the "piano bass" sound. Exceptional tone life."

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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