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GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B 

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Gauges 45-65-85-105-130. Roundwound. Plenty of power and brilliance. Nickel-plated to go easy on the frets. GHS has made the highest quality strings...Click To Read More About This Product

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Extra core strength for less breakage.

Gauges 45-65-85-105-130. Roundwound. Plenty of power and brilliance. Nickel-plated to go easy on the frets. GHS has made the highest quality strings since 1964. The choice of numerous bass greats.


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GHS5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent strings

Boomers are decent strings for the money. Not the best, not the worst. They are readily available which is nice when you don't have a spare set already. Note: Long Scale is...Read complete review

Boomers are decent strings for the money. Not the best, not the worst. They are readily available which is nice when you don't have a spare set already. Note: Long Scale is 34" for bass which is the standard scale.Short scale: 30" (kids basses)Medium scale: 32"Long scale: 34" (most common)Extra or Super Long Scale: 35" (many 5 & 6 string basses)Extended scale: 36-37" (boutique/custom build)Don't know your scale? Measure from fret side of the nut to 12th fret wire, then multiply by 2.

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Long Scale? Really??

These are not long scale at all. I'm sure the strings are fine, but that doesn't help how I can't play on them. When I was puttig them on, it was fine until...Read complete review

These are not long scale at all. I'm sure the strings are fine, but that doesn't help how I can't play on them. When I was puttig them on, it was fine until I got to the E and B strings. Then the red ends (where it tapers down to help winding)started too early, making a buzz on the E string, and not playable on the B string. I'm extremely disappointed...

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4.0

Decent strings

By Butcher

from Indiana

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Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

Boomers are decent strings for the money. Not the best, not the worst. They are readily available which is nice when you don't have a spare set already. Note: Long Scale is 34" for bass which is the standard scale.Short scale: 30" (kids basses)Medium scale: 32"Long scale: 34" (most common)Extra or Super Long Scale: 35" (many 5 & 6 string basses)Extended scale: 36-37" (boutique/custom build)Don't know your scale? Measure from fret side of the nut to 12th fret wire, then multiply by 2.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Add brightness and life, ESPECIALLY on the B

By T. Slice

from South Carolina

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Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

These strings are amazing. I loved the stock Di'Addarios on my Schecter Stiletto 6 but when it came time to replace them I went with Boomers. I know this is the 5-string product (MF doesn't have the 6-string set), but I had to write the review to rave about the low B. It was good before, but now it sounds almost as punchy as the E, which is incredible. I'll definitely play my B-string much more often now with it's new clarity. The strings as a whole are really bright and noisy unplugged but that translates to clarity and presence on your amp. These strings will make you stand out like crazy. 5 stars.

 
5.0

I will buy these again

By Gordini

from Kansas City

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

      Upon reccomendation from a friend, I put these on my Squire Affinity 5-string jazz bass which I previously upgraded with Basslines pickups. Wow! I'm amazed how much better it sounds. These strings give me exactly what I was looking for; strong fundamental notes, punch, clarity, with good balance across lows, mids, and, highs. The band I'm in plays a wide variety of styles. County, disco, light jazz, classic rock, funk, these strings make it all sound good. I use flatwounds on my P-bass but from now on GHS Boomers are the only strings that will go on my Jazz bass!

       
      5.0

      Best strings for the money

      By Nathan

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

        I have used every bass string I could find and GHS delivers the most bang for the buck.

         
        5.0

        GHS Bass Boomers 5-String Set

        By TobyG

        from Winnfield, Louisiana

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

            I play every weekend, usually 2 nights. I used to play Rotosound Roundwounds and consistently broke D strings. Haven't had that problem since I changed to Boomer Rounds. Still have great tone and playability, too.

             
            5.0

            GHS Bass Boomers 5-String Set

            By TobyG

            from Winnfield, Louisiana

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

                I play every weekend, usually 2 nights. I used to play Rotosound Roundwounds and consistently broke D strings. Haven't had that problem since I changed to Boomer Rounds. Still have great tone and playability, too.

                 
                4.0

                I keep coming back

                By Firewalker70

                from Atlanta

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                Pros

                • Bright Sounds
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Can Buzz Rattle

                Best Uses

                • Great For Rock

                Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

                I have used Dean Markley Cryogenics, DR black beauties, Roto-sound 66s, Fenders, etc, but I keep coming back to the Boomers. I guess I like they way they play and start off bright like a piano.

                 
                5.0

                GHS are the bomb

                By Spartacus24

                from Paul Id.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts

                  Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

                  I have used GHS strings for 30 years and have never been disappointed.

                   
                  5.0

                  The bassman recomends them!

                  By Bassman

                  from C.B. Iowa

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                  Pros

                  • Stay In tune

                  Cons

                  • Priced To Low

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

                  I enjoy playing on them.The sound is great,I love them on my Fender 5-string Jazz Bass.I love their sound through My Fender BXR300 bass amp. They compliment the combination of all three. Try them, You will be surprised.

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best

                  By stanpugh

                  from Pa.

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                  Comments about GHS 5-5M-DYB 5-string Bass Strings with Low-B:

                  Long lasting!Play funk, Jazz, Rock, etc.The strings have you covered.Great tone passive or active.Great feel, too.

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