New GHS Flats, Is this gonna be a problem?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Fleebag, Mar 23, 2014.


  1. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    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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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Should be fine. I believe these are fairly flexible strings.
     
  3. The E on my Fender 9050s does the same thing. Never noticed any difference in playability or sound.
     
  4. krjackson

    krjackson

    Jan 14, 2014
    East Texas
    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.
     
  5. Joedog

    Joedog

    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    Just curious......why would you think that would be a problem?
     
  6. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    Other flats I've used did not do this, it just seemed unusual.
     
  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I believe long scale ghs strings are actually extra long. That's why the silks begin so far past the nut.
     
  8. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron

    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.
     
  9. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    That's normal. Mine has been like that for about ten years without issue.
     
  10. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

    Jul 26, 2010
    Normanton, UK
    playing bass since 2005
    at least it's not the thick bit going into the hole.. sexual innuendo haha
     
  11. These are great strings and my favorite flats. Hope you enjoy them.
     
  12. My E string does the same thing on my P-bass(strung through body).
     
  13. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Check with GHS Official by PM. I think the company is working on this.
     
  14. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    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.
     
  15. Batmensch

    Batmensch

    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Both my Squiers have GHS flats, and are like that, and both are perfectly fine.
     
  16. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    Ten years? damalammit! I'd be happy with half that. Btw, they sound awesome and insanely fat, like every bass should.
     
  17. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    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.
     
  18. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    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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