GHS Strings Bass Guitar Tension Charts

GHS Strings has added a very cool bass string tension guide PDF to their website.  The guide features information on how to calculate string tension, a frequency chart, tension specifications for all of their bass string sets and singles, plus a few other GHS Strings facts.  

Bass Guitar String Guide

Official Press Release:

Battle Creek, MI, 8th March 2016 – GHS Strings is pleased to announce updated Tension charts for Bass guitar strings are now available FREE on their website. GHS Strings is one of the few companies to offer such comprehensive information with layouts that include single strings as well.

Today’s modern music has so many styles and trends there is no longer a single string solution suitable for every method of playing or preferred sound. More and more players are choosing to modify their string selection to create their own unique voice.

With this in mind, GHS Strings has put together their Bass Guitar String Guide to help players find the information they need to identify their ‘ideal’ set. This extensive list gives string tensions for all current GHS Bass strings, including singles and sets. The formulas used are industry standards and can be used to approximate other string tensions. The presentation of the charts also makes them ideal for guitarists who prefer to use altered or down tunings because they are designed to facilitate an easy choice of the perfect string set for their desired application.

The free tension guides include details on how to calculate tensions, frequency charts, as well as other things to consider such as winding techniques, string materials and string geometry. They allow you to go beyond standard settings, to customize and create your very own set of strings for your instrument and your sound.

GHS have been at the forefront of string innovation for more than fifty years. ‘The String Experts’ have drawn on this lengthy history to carefully craft a useful tool for players of bass guitars that will help them achieve the best possible tone and a long-lasting performance.

Go to GHS Strings’ Bass Guitar String Guide and download it now.  For information on all of GHS Strings’ artists and products, please visit


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