GHS Strings Brightness Bar for Bass Guitar Strings

GHS Strings Brite Flats Bass Guitar Strings

When you are looking for “Motown with an Attitude,” GHS Brite Flats™ get the call. We take a highly magnetic nickel-iron alloy (Alloy 52), wind it over a hex core and then grind it smooth. This gives you a string that feels like a flatwound, but sounds closer to a roundwound with a mellow sound that is tightly defined.

Why Should You Play Brite Flats?

  • You want that vintage thump, but a brighter and more modern sound too
  • You want an edge to your dark tonality, to cut through "just enough"
  • You like tight definition and sustain with low action
SKU Set Gauges 1-G 2-D 3-A 4-E 5-B
L3075 SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™ - L3075 Set, Light (38" winding) 045-098 BF45 BF56 BF77 BF98
M3075 SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™ - M3075 Set, Medium (38" winding) 049-108 BF49 BF62 BF84 BF108
M3075-5 SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™ - M3075-5 Set, Medium, 5 String (38" winding) 049-129 BF49 BF62 BF84 BF108 BF129
ML3075 SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™ - ML3075 Set, Medium Light (38" winding) 052-103 BF52 BF65 BF84 BF103
Matt C.

I have really been through the wringer finding the right strings for my '81 Gibson RD Artist bass to set it up in BEAD. 34.5" scale, but juust under a 38" wind and throughbody bridge. I've tried Labella and then DR flatwounds--neither fit (I can make the DRs sort of work by shaving back the silk at the nut). Are the M3075-5 ACTUALLY a 38" wind? It turned out the DR Legends were actually like 37 1/4. Also, any issue with these and running throughbody? It's not a 90-degree angle, more like a 45.

Jonathan Moody

What you are describing (pressure on the nut from the string) is a result of the angle of the string, and not the string itself. A headstock that isn’t properly designed with the angles for strings will have this issue, no matter what gauge you put on it. You’ll have a bigger problem with an improperly cut nut or a G string angle (as that string has typically more tension than the E). 

Your concerns about breaking a nut are warranted. But, it’s not due to the string wrapping around the tuner. 

Jonathan Moody

Jovan, it will not cause issues with the nut or tuning stability. I've done it many times (either for testing or real-life gigging situations) and those concerns don't exist. It is the same concern people have with our Precision Flats (that are also 38" winding length), but they are just fine.