A GHS Precision Flatwound Demo (P-Bass content)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Salamenster, Aug 31, 2013.


  1. Salamenster

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    A little demo I recorded today. :) Enjoy!

    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. fourstringdrums

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    Sounds fantastic! I'd have to say that if anyone wants a realistic representation of what GHS Precision Flats sound like (with a mute), this is a great one.
     
  3. Stone Soup

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    Can't complain about that old school Precision Bass sound. Not at all. :)
     
  4. shawshank72

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  6. mrb327

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    Appreciate the parts listing and variety in the sound bites, answers lots of questions in advance.
     
  7. MICKUSS

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    Sounds great. Thanks! I might order a set of these.
     
  8. Salamenster

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    GHS should pay me for this. :smug:
     
  9. shawshank72

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    And Fender too.
     
  10. Salamenster

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    That would be beyond awesome. :hyper:
     
  11. Slowpicker

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    Hey, nice demo!

    This is the Nate Mendel Sig. P bass, right?

    I have it also and maybe you can explain me how the string lenghts of the GHS do fit to the Nate Mendel tuner mechanics? I guess they are long enough, maybe a bit too long?

    Would you mind posting a picture of the headstock, so that one can see the windings on the posts?
     
  12. Salamenster

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    I can say it without the use of a pic. The G, D and A fit fine. The E-string is JUST a tad too short, the wrap is bended along the tuner, if you know what I mean. That is a normal thing with GHS-strings on Fender scale basses.

    How do you like yours? :) As stated in the video, I modded mine quite a bit. I'm still deliberating about switching the bridge and putting on all of the chrome covers. Might be SLICK and SMOOTH looking and even 'vintagefying' the tone even more.
     
  13. Slowpicker

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    What do you mean by 'the wrap is bended along the tuner'? I have expected the E string being too long instead of too short.

    I like my Mendel Sig very much as is. So no modding at all. I felt in love with the sound when I played it at my local guitar shop and never ever thought about modding anything.
     
  14. Jon Moody

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    And something that we have fixed, specifically on the Precision Flats set. We worked out a scale that will work on the "standard" Fender but also work on may of the other ones. Still have the longer E string as well.
     
  15. Slowpicker

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    Whats about string-through-body? And when has this been fixed? Will German internet shops already have the fixed sets of GHS Precision flats?
     
  16. Jon Moody

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    String-through body is a different issue altogether. The main issue about the string length as it relates to Fender basses (and most 34" scale basses), was addressed and remedied the end of August of this year, so you will probably have to ask when they got their stock.
     
  17. Salamenster

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    It's not consequential for string life or tone in any way. It's just that the wrap is completely around the tuner, and a bit of 'non wrap' along with it. But it's not much, maybe half a centimeter or something.
     
  18. Slowpicker

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    Thanks for your feedback. Re string through body I meant whether the a.m. correction will have any impact on this.

    Sorry for getting OT.
     
  19. Jon Moody

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    Actually it is. Having the actual 'non wrap' around the tuner presents a break angle that can end up breaking the string, whether you're playing it or not.
     
  20. Salamenster

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    Has never happened to me, though. ;)

    But sure, 'string life' as much as that. Flats don't really have a string life beyond that, now, have they?

    I'm for one quite positive that it doesn't affect tone.
     
  21. Salamenster

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    No problem mate, free bumps are always welcome. ;) Keeps the thread going and the views coming.
     

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