Hofner bass strings Contemporary Range. Flat wound. Short scale. Gauges: .040 .060 .075 .095 Will fit all Höfner Violin Basses, Club Bass, HCT-500/7 Verythin Bass with long tailpiece and HCT-500/5 President Bass with long tailpiece. These strings produce a distinctive warm sound with less sustain than roundwounds. Excellent value for money.