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GHS Electric Bass 4 String Progressives Roundwound 34" Scale, .040-.100, L8000

GHS Electric Bass 4 String Progressives Roundwound 34" Scale, .040-.100, L8000
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By Al F.
Great sounds!
November 15, 2015
In the quest for "the" string, I tried these. The first thing I noticed is that they are louder. They have lots of mids, as do DR FatBeams, but the tone is still different. They seems a bit less "zingy" or something, can't put my finger on what it is yet. But what a nice sound! Lots of highs but not harsh. The strings all sound like they have the same relative volume and tone. The "saddle hugger" E string is nice too. The saddle end is a thin gauge making it easier to intonate. I put a set of these on a Squier VM Jazz and and Ibanez SR300L. I had trouble getting good tones out of the Ibanez, until now! Lots of tones with the 3 band EQ and such. In fact, on that bass these strings seem to have too many mids, if you can believe that! I turn the "mid" EQ knob down some, but it's got lots of mids if I need them. I think these strings are keepers for the Ibanez. They sound good on the Squier, too, with DiMarzio Area J pickups. Great strings!
By Geoff
GHS Progressives
October 30, 2009
I use these on most of my basses and still like these a lot, but it seems they are not as bright as they used to be.
By Sam
GHS Bass Progressives
September 2, 2009
I used to use Elixir strings for my Warwick bass, but the cost and a hunt for better tonality led me to GHS. I have used the Progressives and will never go back to any other strings for my bass. Thanks GHS!






1st G

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



2nd D

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



3rd A

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



4th E

Nickel/Iron Roundwound




"Magnetically active "Alloy 52Ô " combined with thoroughly-researched core-to-cover and multi-wrap ratios creates a long-lasting string for all musical styles. E string features "Saddle Hugger" construction for extra brilliance."

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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