GHS Precision Flats™ Bass Strings deliver traditional deep percussive tone due to a unique cross-winding process. They are made with a highly magnetic stainless steel flat wrap for greater volume, longer durability and a smooth satin finish.

SKU Set Gauges 1-G 2-D 3-A 4-E
3020 SETS - SHORT SCALE PRECISION FLATS™ - Light (32.75" winding) 045-095 3021 (.045) 3022 (.060) 3023 (.075) 3024 (.095)
Jasja D.


I am looking for flatwounds for my (original) burns nu sonic bass. Challening, as it is a short scale, quite small holes in the tune elements and i need low tension. Do you think these strings would fit it?

Jonathan Moody

To figure this out, I'm going to need you to take a couple measurements. I need the distance from the outside of the ball end (on the string currently installed) to the nut, and then from the ball end to the E tuning post. Ideally, the winding length of our Precision Flats short scale set (which is 32.75") should fall between those two measurements. Meaning, the tapering of the string should start after the nut, but before you get to the tuning  post.

All of our short scale sets are a lower tension (than the standard 34" scale) but I don't feel they're floppy in terms of stiffness.

John R. Collins

Hello GHS 

The SHORT SCALE PRECISION FLATS™Sound and Fell Great. I have a Hofner Shorty Bass ( 2020 model ) They Fit Perfect on the Hofner Shorty Bass. THe Tuner end of string will go through the Tuner Hole, Which is a big problem with other bass strings I have tried. The Labella strings they Fit great on the violin bass However They will not Fit on The Hofner shorty bass. SHORT SCALE PRECISION FLAT are Just Great and solved the problem. The reason I wrote This Post was because I could not find any information one what strings Work on the Hofner Shorty Bass. 

Thank You GHS



Frey H.

will Short Scale Precision Flats work on a Hofner Beetle Bass?

Jonathan Moody

Hey Frey, our "short scale" strings have a 32.75" winding length, which is long enough to fit on a Hofner Beetle Bass. I can attest, because I used a Hofner when redoing the string length of them.