Long revered as the "Sound of Chocolate," Precision Flats™ sound and feel like rock and roll history! Stainless steel ribbon wire is wound over a hex core, and polished to a velvety smooth finish. This makes a string that is deep and percussive, with a bit of throat on the attack. The top end is pulled back too, with a smoothness to the notes as you climb the fretboard. You'll sit in the mix with a deep authority, ready to anchor the band all night.

Why Should You Play Precision Flats?

  • You want to sit low in the mix, and anchor the groove
  • You know there's magic with a Fender P-Bass and flats!
  • You want that authentic vintage sound and feel
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SKU Set Gauges 1-G 2-D 3-A 4-E
3020 3020 SET - SHORT SCALE PRECISION FLATS™ BASS STRINGS - 3020 Set, Light (32.75" winding) 045-095 3021 (.045) 3022 (.060) 3023 (.075) 3024 (.095)
Oliver K.

Hi, I have a Harley Benton (Mustang style) bass that officially has a scale of 30". It's not a through-body, so the distance from end of bridge to nut is 31". The distance from end of bridge to the tuner of the E string is roughly 33".

I see your winding length is 32.75". This should work, right? Long enough from bridge end to saddle, short enough to cut beyond the winding. Could you please confirm? Thank you.

Jonathan Moody

Hi Oliver, you are correct. The 32.75" winding length of the short scale Precision Flats should work very well with the measurements you provided off the Harley Benton bass. 

Oliver K.

Thank you. :)

David A.

Hi. Looking to put these on an Ibanez Mikro bass.  Will they work?

Jonathan Moody

Hi David, they should work. We have another "micro" bass in the office with the same scale length as the Ibanez Mikro, and our short scale sets will fit. It's very close! But they'll work. 

Charles B.

Hi, Will these flats work on a Harley Benton shorty P Bass? Ball end to nut measures 31 1/2 inch (31.5). From the Ball end to the beginning of the E tuning post is 33 and 1/8 inch. Sounds like it falls within the 32.75 winding length but I would like to be sure before purchasing them. Thanks. 

Jonathan Moody

Hi Charles, thanks for all the information. This set should fit the Harley Benton bass you have just fine. There should be no issues at all. 

Charles B.

They fit great on my HB shorty. The flats really open up the P Bass pickup sound and the tone knob actually provides a broader range now.

Martin D.

are those flats suitable for Fender Mustang bass with thru body (bridge)?

Jonathan Moody

I would first double check that the short scale set (that has a 32.75" winding length) is long enough for the thru-body Mustang. You might need the medium scale set. 

That aside, the Precision Flats are flexible enough that you shouldn't have a problem with a thru-body bridge. Personally I advise against it, but we have a huge number of players that do this will no ill effects. 

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.

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