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GHS Electric Bass 4 String Contact Core Super Steels 34" Scale, .040-.100, L5200

GHS Electric Bass 4 String Contact Core Super Steels 34" Scale, .040-.100, L5200
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67% Recommend this product (2 of 3 responses)
By Jeff R.
Lakewood, NJ
Finally, the string for me.
October 2, 2020
Like most bassist I have discovered that the search for a string is usually a long and expensive experience. So many choices that seem to continually increase. The GHS super steel contact core strings are the string for me. From the material used which varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, to the amount of tension and response, and most importantly, TONE. I use these on a Geddy Lee Jazz with a GK MB head. these are worth a test drive for all.
ProsTone, material used, string response, and feel of string against my fingertips, and long lasting.
ConsNone as of this review.
By Larry J.
SW Washington State
Define that note
October 2, 2019
I get a clear tone and piano like pitch definition with the contact core strings. The gauging is perfect for what I do. I’ve used them for over 20 years. Please don’t discontinue them.
By Derek W.
bright, without low end loss
March 16, 2011
I love these strings as i am more of a bass soloist than a layer of the foundation in a band. Very flexible, bright, clear, and the vibration travel path isn't excessive when playing harder (less fret buzz). These strings sound especially nice through a big high power 15" speaker, or a nice lower power (25 watt) amp with a 12".






1st G

Stainless Steel Roundwound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Roundwound



3rd A

Stainless Steel Roundwound



4th E

Stainless Steel Roundwound




"Stainless Steel wrap. Special construction of 2nd, 3rd, 4th strings provides exceptional brilliance, extra flexibility, greater tension. These sets are designed for the better musician who requires superior sound."

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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