GHS Bass Strings Review


GHS has been in business since 1964, making high quality strings for many instruments. Their electric bass strings are extremely popular, come in a wide variety of styles, and are endorsed by world class players including Flea, Larry Graham, Gary Willis and Leland Sklar.


GHS Bass Strings Comparison

NameWindingMaterialCoreOther Info
BassicsRoundwoundNickel

BoomersRoundwoundNickelHex
Boomers

Sub-Zero
RoundwoundNickelHexCryogenic process for longer life
Taper CoreRoundwoundNickelTaper
Infinity SteelsRoundwoundSteelHexLeast bright of GHS steel

Coated

Super SteelRoundwoundSteelHex2nd brightest of GHS steel
Contact Core Super SteelsRoundwoundSteelRoundBrightest GHS string
Double BallRoundwoundSteelHexFor Steinberger basses
Black NylonTapewoundNylon

Brite FlatsHalfroundSteel

PressurewoundHalfroundNickel

Progressives
Alloy 52

Precision FlatwoundFlatwoundSteel Ribbon


Stainless Steel Roundwound:
GHS Infinity Steels

GHS Infinity Steels

Infinity steels are the least bright in the stainless steel family, making them the "darkest of the most bright." They are roundwound with a hex core, and have a coating on them for improved life.

GHS Super Steel

GHS Super Steel

Super steels - the second brightest string from GHS, they are roundwound with a hex core.

GHS Contact Core Super Steel

GHS Contact Core Super Steel

Contact Core Super Steels are the brighest strings made by GHS. They have a round core which is in contact with more of the string resulting in the increased brightness.

GHS Double Ball

GHS Double Ball

Double Ball are roundwound steel strings with a hex core specifically designed for steinberger basses.

Nickel Roundwound:
GHS Bassics

GHS Bassics

The least expensive string from GHS, Bassics are a popular, simple nickel roundwound string that delivers.

GHS Bassics

GHS Boomers

Even though these are nickel roundwound strings, Boomers are known for being very bright initially, then mellowing out.

GHS Brite Flats

GHS Brite Flats

Brite Flats are the brighter of the two halfround options using stainless steel, placing them just below nickel in terms of brightness.

GHS Pressurewound

GHS Pressurewound

Pressurewound are nickel halfrounds, making them the darker of the two halfround options.

Flatwound:
GHS Precision Flatwound

GHS Precision Flatwound

Precision Flatwounds Use a stainless steel flatwire ribbon, and are the most mellow of the GHS string family.

Nylon/Tapewound:
GHS Black Nylon

GHS Black Nylon

Black nylon tapewound strings from GHS


Other
GHS Progressives

GHS Progressives

Using "Alloy 52" material, these strings have both brightness and warmth with a relatively smooth feel. They could best be described as fitting somewhere nicely between steel and nickel



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Be sure to check out the Bass String guide if you are unsure about the material, guage (the numbers you see like .105 .45 etc,) or scale length.**

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