New GHS Flats, Is this gonna be a problem?

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  1. Fleebag

    Fleebag Hang on Baby Jesus, this is gon' get bumpy! Supporting Member

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    Installed new GHS flats I got from bso on my jazz and the silk went completely onto the tuner on the e-string (top loaded), just wondering if this is normal or am I going to have problems down the road. Thanks
     

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    Should be fine. I believe these are fairly flexible strings.
     
  3. PoorePlaysBass

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    The E on my Fender 9050s does the same thing. Never noticed any difference in playability or sound.
     
  4. krjackson

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    I had an GSR200 with Precision Flats that did the same, and I have a P-bass copy with Rotosound flats that do this. I've had em on the P for about 4 months now with no problems. I was worried about it too when I first put em on.
     
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  6. Joedog

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    Just curious......why would you think that would be a problem?
     
  7. Fleebag

    Fleebag Hang on Baby Jesus, this is gon' get bumpy! Supporting Member

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    Other flats I've used did not do this, it just seemed unusual.
     
  8. Gorn Captain

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    I believe long scale ghs strings are actually extra long. That's why the silks begin so far past the nut.
     
  9. Jon Moody

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    Precision flats are Long Scale Plus, which is a 38" wind, the same as Extra Long. Standard Long Scale is only a 36.5" wind.
     
  10. gary m

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    That's normal. Mine has been like that for about ten years without issue.
     
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    at least it's not the thick bit going into the hole.. sexual innuendo haha
     
  12. Pet Sounds

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    These are great strings and my favorite flats. Hope you enjoy them.
     
  13. MICKUSS

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    My E string does the same thing on my P-bass(strung through body).
     
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    Check with GHS Official by PM. I think the company is working on this.
     
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    If it was a problem the string would have broken already :)

    You will be fine.

    GHS unfortunately discontinued the 36.5" length .105 string. However they do have .100 and .095 36.5" strings available.
     
  16. Batmensch

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    Both my Squiers have GHS flats, and are like that, and both are perfectly fine.
     
  17. Fleebag

    Fleebag Hang on Baby Jesus, this is gon' get bumpy! Supporting Member

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    Ten years? damalammit! I'd be happy with half that. Btw, they sound awesome and insanely fat, like every bass should.
     
  18. gary m

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    Agreed, which is why GHS flats will stay on my basses. The only way mine will get new strings is if I have to replace one due to breakage...and that hasn't happened yet.

    Only my Hofner Club wears a different brand (Pyramid), and that's because it came from the factory with those. Again, no need to change anything.
     
  19. jasper383

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    Sometimes if the fat part of the string winds around the post, the core of the string can break and the string breaks. I've had it happen a couple times.

    If it doesn't break in the first hour or so after installing, you're probably okay.
     

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