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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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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
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

another hit

Ok so when I got these, as with my experience on GHS strings, they were a bit long...but nothing that trimming the excess off the top to wind down doesn't cure...Read complete review

Ok so when I got these, as with my experience on GHS strings, they were a bit long...but nothing that trimming the excess off the top to wind down doesn't cure (and really, aren't most strings like that?). They are bright as I have come to expect from GHS, but a bit brighter than my previous sets. not sure if its the strings themselves or the new bass I put them on (Sterling SUB 5). hopefully they mellow out just a bit so I don't have to run with my tone nobs all the way down to soften the brightness even just a little bit. as with my previous sets, these things seem to stay in tune very well (not much stretching to break in). the sound really is full from these strings. ive seen reviews where it looks like some people are hit and miss with GHS strings, but I have to say, I myself have not been let down yet, either in tone, feel, sound or lifespan of boomers...or their flat or bright wounds either (those are different reviews tho). overall...big fan of these things.

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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.

 
4.0

another hit

By BT

from in front of my PC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Ok so when I got these, as with my experience on GHS strings, they were a bit long...but nothing that trimming the excess off the top to wind down doesn't cure (and really, aren't most strings like that?). They are bright as I have come to expect from GHS, but a bit brighter than my previous sets. not sure if its the strings themselves or the new bass I put them on (Sterling SUB 5). hopefully they mellow out just a bit so I don't have to run with my tone nobs all the way down to soften the brightness even just a little bit. as with my previous sets, these things seem to stay in tune very well (not much stretching to break in). the sound really is full from these strings. ive seen reviews where it looks like some people are hit and miss with GHS strings, but I have to say, I myself have not been let down yet, either in tone, feel, sound or lifespan of boomers...or their flat or bright wounds either (those are different reviews tho). overall...big fan of these things.

       
      5.0

      I will buy these again

      By Gordini

      from Kansas City

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      Verified Buyer

      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

                    About Me Experienced

                    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.

                       
                      5.0

                      BOOMERS!

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

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

                      I just put on my new bass boomers about two months ago, and they sound great! They have a very nice crisp, clear, and punchy tone. The strings feel incredibly smooth and the tone softened up nicely since i first put them on. They sound and feel better than any other strings I've tried so far. Don't settle with D'Addarios or Ernie Balls, just try the GHS Boomers.

                       
                      2.0

                      GHS

                      By Chris-VGqwj

                      from Garden City, New York

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

                      I think that GHS string are terrible. I bought a pack for my 5 string. I am a player that likes to slap and after 5 days I popped the .45 string. They sounded decend until they snapped. Personally, I think that Ernie Balls are the way to go.

                       
                      5.0

                      Brilliant Sound

                      By Resonant Abbey's Bassist

                      from Northeastern Ohio

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

                      I play a schecter elite-5 string bass. I've placed ernie balls and d'addario strings on her, and for as long as i've been playing bass, I couldn't imagine using any other strings. I play funk and blues, so there is a lot of popping and slapping involved. Usually, with ernie balls, after a few weeks my G would break. These strings are reliable as well as the brilliant sound they pump through emg's.

                       
                      5.0

                      I LOVE GHS!

                      By ScottyQ888

                      from Philly

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

                      I've used Ernie Balls, Rotosounds, DR's (Lo's, Hi's, Marcus's, Coated), Fenders, flat wounds, roundwounds, pressurewounds, and tapewounds. Nothing is as good as these! VERY bassy, firm, punchy, enough treble to give you a good slam, and funky mids. They're just taut enough for pick playing, and just flexible enough for solid finger style. Not to mention the red winding looks great! I recommend.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best for Rock

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

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

                      I like to Rock. I think these strings rock too. They give a powerful, smooth, creamy, and all around good tone. They keep and play better, longer then any other string I have used. I guess if you can afford to change your strings every few days then it doesn't matter. For sound life, I don't think GHS can be beat!

                       
                      5.0

                      BOOM

                      By Sick-O the Clown

                      from Houston, Tx

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

                      These strings are so bad ass i fell for them as soon as i put them on, tuned, and played. They give you FAT but clear sound, good for pickers or pluckers. Dont think twice before getting them just do it.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Hot but weak

                      By TSTL

                      from South Portland, ME

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

                      Hey guys, I love the sound of these strings. A good deal of punch if you EQ them right. The trouble is, 3 of my strings broke after a month. I play pretty hard since I'm used to upright as well. I was playing every night in a pit band at the time, but all the same they couldn't take my MONSTROUS POWER.Generally they sound great but if you play very hard, you're gonna break them.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Strings

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

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

                      I've been a bassist for close to 30 years experience with lot's of gig time. These are by far the best and most reliable strings. Much better than Ernie Ball which I had broke a few E-strings in the middle of live tunes. I don't have to worry with the Boomers.GK

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Long Scale? Really??

                      By bassplayer09

                      from OKC, OK

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

                      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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