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GHS Flats 3025 Users

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by shawshank72, Sep 27, 2013.


  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72

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    Please tell me about these strings.
    I never hear anything about the lights. how do they feel and break in compared to medium gauges string to string.
    How is the tension. Are they rubbery light say TI`s.
    Thanks
     
  2. Gorn Captain

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  3. shawshank72

    shawshank72

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    Problem with those threads are that their five pages long and nobody explains the light gauges. Always the typical 45-105.
     
  4. Ron G

    Ron G

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    I have Precision flats on my basses, hope this helps:

     
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  6. bigbassmike

    bigbassmike

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    I have ghs medium flats on my american standard p bass and really like them. I purchased a squier classic vibe 50s p bass and the sales guy threw in a set of light gauge D'Addario chromes. I tried the chromes for several months, but compared to the ghs flats I wasn't liking the sound. Since I had mediums on my Fender I thought I would try a set of ghs lights, so I ordered a set of ghs light flats from bassstrings online (hint, hint). I really like the light gauge...same deep, dark sound as the mediums, but not as much tension--very easy to play. They didn't require any break in--felt great right away. I've had them on the classic vibe for 3-4 weeks and just keep getting better. I don't plan on changing the strings for a long time.
     
  7. shawshank72

    shawshank72

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    Thank you.
    This is what i was hoping for.
     
  8. shawshank72

    shawshank72

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    I know its off topic but how are liking the bass?
    Been playing one at the store every time i visit.
    Think its calling my name.
     
  9. bigbassmike

    bigbassmike

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    Fantastic bass for the money. Now compared to my american standard (2011)...well there really is no comparison, but the classic vibe with a good set up and good strings is a fantastic bass. It is fun to play, feels great and is a well made instrument. I switch it back and forth with the Fender. I've kept it all stock and am very pleased with the pickups. It was calling my name as well, so I went for it.
     
  10. donn

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    I'm pretty sure the GHS flats that came with my bass were light gauge - E string was the same diameter as La Bella 0760M A string, so that adds up. Low tension, comfortable. Not what I wanted for tone, though - maybe they were a little weak in the mid range, which might account for why the low end didn't have the presence and the G string was a little twangy/noisy.

    I may have gone a little overboard with the 0760M, about the heaviest gauge you can get, but that's about the sound I like, even new. If your preferences don't call for the full, midrange present La Bella sound, these light GHS strings might be great.
     
  11. Salamenster

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  12. donn

    donn

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    You're saying you used the 3025 .45-.95 gauge in that video?
     
  13. Salamenster

    Salamenster

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    I'm not a big fan of the 'gauge has a significant impact on tone'. It has a bit, but it has much more impact on feel of string. This was the .45-105 or so.
     

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