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Sub Contra Flatwounds

We make everything to order

Please allow  1 - 10 weeks  depending on what you order and the amount of orders placed ahead of yours at the time you order.

You must fill out the string design specification form  at the bottom of this page when ordering!

All orders and payments not accompanied by the string design specification form will be rejected!

 
Our Policy
We are a custom string shop.
Nothing we make is prepackaged, just waiting to be drop-shipped. When you click on
You are ordering custom made strings.  If you fail to submit the design specifications for
 the custom strings you have ordered (forms located at bottom of each order page) within 48 hours from the time
you submit payment, you will be issued a credit which is good for 45 days and is not refundable.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and at anytime.

 

Stainless Steel Flatwound string sets for Bass Guitar

At this time there are no string gauge substitutions with the Flatwound sets. We will be adding more sets with gauge options soon.

Our flatwound strings have a bright, clear tone. They are hand polished and are not available with thread wrap.

 

Stainless Steel Flatwound String sets for Bass Guitar

Four String Bass Sets
Four String Bass- 30"-38" scale lengths                  $ 82.00
 E1     A1      D2     G2          
.102  .080   .065   .046

Five String Bass Sets
Five String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                    $89.00
1A  -  E1 A1 D2 G2 C3
Five String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                    $96.00
2A  -  B0   E1 A1 D2 G2
Six String Bass Sets
Six String Bass- 30"-38" scale lengths                    $96.00       
1A -  E1 A1 D2 G2 C3 F3        ( you will need to contact us to discuss gauges)
 

Six String Bass- 30"-38" scale lengths                     $101.00
2A -  B0   E1 A1 D2 G2  C3     ( you will need to contact us to discuss gauges)
 

Seven String Bass Sets
Seven String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                  $101.00
1A  -  E1 A1 D2 G2 C3  F3 Bb3  ( you will need to contact us to discuss gauges)
 

Seven String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                  $111.00
2A- B0  E1 A1 D2 G2 C3 F3 ( you will need to contact us to discuss gauges)       
        (.135)                                     (.018w)
 

Eight String Bass Sets
Eight String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                  $116.00
1A  -   E1 A1 D2 G2 C3  F3 Bb3p Eb4p
 

Eight String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                  $119.00
2A  -   B0   E1 A1 D2 G2  C3  F3 Bb3
 

 
Eight String Bass-34"-38" scale lengths                  $182.00
3A  -  C#0      F#0    B0  E1  A1  D2 G2  C3
         (.188 )  (.160 ) --------------------(.020 )
 

Nine String Bass Sets
Nine String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                 $142.00
1A -  B0    E1 A1 D2 G2 C3  F3 Bb3p Eb4p
 

Nine String Bass-30"-38" scale lengths                 $152.00
2A -  F#0     B0   E1 A1 D2 G2  C3  F3 Bb3p
 

8va Bass Flatwound Sets (piccolo bass) 

   
   
   

Single Stainless Steel Flatwound Strings

.140 stainless steel Flatwound subcontra bass string  $36.00

.160 stainless steel Flatwound subcontra bass string  $40.00  

.170 stainless steel Flatwound subcontra bass string  
.180 stainless steel Flatwound subcontra bass string   $48.00  

 

                                                

$60.00

 
.188 Flatwound sub contra bass guitar string
(F#0 at the 34" scale length")
 Available for the 34"-37" scale lengths, full wrap or tapered core.This string is bright and punchy and has a feel that is "smooth as glass". It has a mirror like finish.
 It is made without thread wrap.

 

$70.00

 

Flatwound sub contra bass guitar string
(C#0 at the 34" scale length")
 Available for the 34"-35" scale lengths, full wrap or tapered core.This string is bright and punchy and has a feel that is "smooth as glass". It has a mirror like finish.
 It is made without thread wrap.

   

Custom String Development and Testing

A) For 1 string              $25.00
B) For 1-3 strings         $75.00
C) For  1 string set       $100.00
D) For 1 string set        $150.00
 
The above Custom String Development options are only for developing custom strings and do not include the price of the strings.
 
So, what this does not pay for is the actual string set. Once we get the test set right, then you must send it back and we will make a new custom set.
 
Contact us before selecting and ordering these options!

Development & Testing
   
When ordering, include the scale length of your guitar and indicate if it has a back-loading bridge
with a string tree on the headstock or if it has a top loading bridge.

Even if you have given us your custom string specifications in an email, the strings will not be made unless all of the order specifications are on this form. This includes custom gauges and the intended tuning of the string or string set.


Octave4Plus was designed for professional level musicians and luthiers who know exactly what it is they need. 
We are here to answer all of your questions before you order.
You have 24 hours from the time you placed your order to cancel and get a full refund.
Once we commit time, resources, and materials to making your strings, there are no cancellations or refunds.
Once you pay for your order, you must fill out the string design form found at the bottom of the page you ordered from. 

O4P Custom String Design Specification Form

You are ordering custom made strings. You must complete this form and submit it with your order

PayPal transaction number:     (required)

 

Name:          

Email:          

Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)  

  1.) I learned about Octave4Plus custom strings from:

   Answer:

 

  2) I ordered: (qty.) of this string/set:

  3) I want custom gauges for this set:

  4) The string or string set is going to be for a Guitar     Bass Guitar 

   Other: ( Use additional comments box at the bottom of this form)

  5) The tuning is:
   ( B0  is standard bass low B,  B1 for guitar low B,  E1 is bass low E,   E2 is guitar low E,   E4 is guitar high E etc.)

  5a) New tuning for you ? Yes No

  6) Manufacturer:

  7) Model:
   ( Email us a photo of your instrument's  headstock and bridge, no links to web pages please)

  8)  Bridge Type (Select one type below)

    a) Strings enter through the back and exit out the face of guitar
    b) Strings go through top loading bridge like Tune-O-Matic
    c) Strings just pop in a slot like a HipShot type "A" bridge
    d) Strings held by pins as on an acoustic guitar
    Other:
   

   9) Instrument has  strings

   10) It's scale length is: (measure from bridge saddle to nut)

   11) The tuning peg configuration is: Top    Bottom ( example 3/3,  5/2 etc. )

    Inline: Yes:   No:

   12) The instrument has:  Guitar    Bass   Other
     Tuners/Tuning pegs with: Slots   or Holes

   12a) I need exposed core on guitar bass strings at the tuners: Yes:   No:

   13) Use: Guitar sized ball ends   Bass sized ball ends   Other to make these strings.

    14) The tuning peg for the lowest string is located  inches/cm from the headstock side of the nut.

   14a)  The tuning peg for the highest string (A4 etc.) is located inches/cm from headstock side of the nut.

   14b) What is the distance from the nut (the nut's edge on the headstock side) to each tuner?
                         (Example 2.5" A string, 4" D string etc.)  
   15) What is the measurement from the ball end's edge ( edge facing the pickups) , when the string is on the guitar to    
the edge of each tuner ?
                     (Example:  A string 33.5",  D string 35",  etc.) 
 
   16a) What is the measurement from the ball end's edge ( edge facing the pickups) when the string is on the guitar to the fretboard side edge of the nut  
   16b) What is the total length of each string from ball end's edge to the absolute end of string ?  

   17) The nut is: inches/cm thick and is made out of 

   18) The strings sit on the saddles about inches /cm from ball end edge.

   18a) The specific measurements from each string's saddle to ball end edge:
                        ( Example: E is 1 1/2",  A is 1 3/4" etc.)   

    18b) Wound string should taper for inches/cm from the ball end edge to where the full diameter of the string begins ( guitar standard usually 1", bass 2")

    18c) The string is full wrap, no taper at the bridge:  Yes:   No:

    19) Is there a string tree on the headstockYes:   No:

   20) Does the headstock tilt back ?   Yes:   No:
   21) Flexibility of the strings I ordered should be: (stiff, can be pulled 1/8", or 1/4", etc to either side when turned to pitch, loose etc.)
     

 

   22) Thread wrap?   Yes:   No:   Color ?:        

         Wrap starts at           inches/cm from nut.

   23) The timbre/tone quality of the wound strings should be:
          Bright:     Have a "Twang"    Mellow
  
   24) The wound strings are:
         A) Stainless Steel Roundwounds
         B) Nickel Plated Steel Roundwounds
         C) Phosphor/Bronze Roundwounds
         D) Stainless Steel Flatwounds

  (Thread wrap is extra for guitar strings)

  Note: Make sure the gauge(s) of the string(s) you order can fit through all holes in the back of the guitar, bridge, and tuners etc..

  Additional Comments and information in box below:

 

Additional set options