Looking for piano-like tone and sustain? Choose Contact Core Super Steels. Wound like a piano string, stainless steel is wrapped over a hex core, leaving roughly 1.5" of exposed core at the bridge. This “exposed core” allows better contact, for a better transfer of sound vibration. The result is lower action, more definition, sustain, and vibrance with amazing intonation on the lower strings.

When you don't just want to "sit in the mix" but carve a path through it, look to GHS Super Steels! Stainless steel is wrapped over a hex core to bring a bright and snappy tone to your bass, without piercing or shrill overtones. The low end is strong and well defined, down to the low B string, giving your bass a clarity that is unmatched. Super Steels allow you to cut through the mix quickly and easily, while still anchoring the band.

Why Should You Play Contact Core Super Steels?

  • You want piano-like clarity from the lower register of your bass
  • You want super low action and superb tension
  • You want to cut through the band mix with laser precision

"Clarity, attack & rich, full spectrum harmonic content is SO important to me, and I've found GHS Contact Core Super Steels give me all I need to sculpt whatever tone I desire. One thing I've learned in my playing and producing career; it's easier to carve an aural slice you may not want for a given piece out of your tone, but it's nearly impossible to add in with EQ when you want it and it's just not there. Start with 100% of your tonal potential."
   -Sean Fairchild

SKU Set Gauges 1-G 2-D 3-A 4-E 5-B
L5200 SETS - CONTACT CORE™ SUPER STEELS™ - L5200 Set, Light (36.5" winding) 040-100 STB40 CC60 CC80 CC100
5L-CC SETS - CONTACT CORE™ SUPER STEELS™ - 5L-CC Set, Light, 5 String (36.5" winding) 040-125 STB40 CC60 CC80 CC100 CC125
M5200 SETS - CONTACT CORE™ SUPER STEELS™ - M5200 Set, Standard Long Scale-Medium gauge-36.5" winding 045-105 STB45 CC65 CC85 CC105
5M-CC SETS - CONTACT CORE™ SUPER STEELS™ - 5M-CC Set, Medium, 5 String (36.5" winding) 045-129 STB45 CC65 CC85 CC105 CC129
Michael B.

I Purchased the Exposed Core strings for A 4 String Bass That A Store Here In Lawton Had But 2 of The String In The Package   Were Dead/Very Dull Not Brite Like E And D String The A And G Were Where Dull Like They Had Benn Used So To Make This Shorter I Going To Order These String Straight from you Guys And Hope This Will Be A Great Experience For Me Thank You Guys So Much For  What Your Doing God Bless Ya And Thanks For Your Time.

Carter H.

I have an Ibanez 32" scale bass, two pegs per side. E string is exactly 36.5" from where the ball rests to the peg slot but the G string is a half inch shorter so I'd need a medium scale version there/ Do you sell custom sets?

Greg O.

Hi, thanks for contacting us.  Unfortunately we do not offer custom strings in the contact core sets.  I think the most important factor with this bass is the winding length.  You would need to know what the bass requires first.

Yosafat M.

Can I use this strings on a 34 scale bass?

Jonathan Moody

Hi Yosafat, thanks for the message. You can definitely use these strings on a 34" scale bass. 

Richard S.

Would these strings work on the Strandberg Boden Bass?

Jonathan Moody

Hi Richard, these should work just fine for the .strandberg Boden bass. Only thing to consider is to make sure you get the appropriate lengths; the Boden 5 may require 38" winding length for the bottom string(s).

Nathan  S.

Will these work for a short scale bass Gibson EB-0

Jonathan Moody

Hi Nathan, short answer is no. These strings are too long for your EB-0 to fit properly around the tuning posts.


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