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GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 9.5-11.5-16-24-32-44 Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power, and performance. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the st...Read More

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The choice of numerous guitar greats.

Gauges 9.5-11.5-16-24-32-44

Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power, and performance. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the standard
to play by. The bright, long-lasting tone continues to be THE POWER STRING. GHS has made the highest-quality strings since 1964.

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GHSBoomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Concerts (5)
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      • Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Perfect Size Set

    By DaddyO

    from New Haven,CT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Great price
    • Perfect In-between Size

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

    great deal for an excellent string. wish I bought more at the great sale price. next time for sure.

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    4.0

    Awesome strings

    By dude

    from Page, Az

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

    I have used different strings and nothing sounds better for metal than boomers. They don't last long but great tone if you have a tremolo bridge. great for metal brings out the mids for old school metal. perfect for E flat if don't like high tension.

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    5.0

    Great strings....great price.

    By Kcaster

    from Conneautville, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've used Boomers for many years....I like their tone and quality. These half gauged strings are great when 9's are too "bendy" and 10's give a little too much resistance. I put 'em on a Tele for blues with a lot of bending....(but with a little "fight" in them).

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Strings

    By Jimmy P

    from Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

      Our band finally decided to tune down 1/2 step for vocals. Regular 9's felt like rubber bands, put a set of these on and it was much better...plus when I want to tune regular, it's not a major issue...

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      There's definitely a difference.

      By Gram

      from South San Francisco, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

        These are standard, well made guitar strings. There is definitely a difference in feel and have the pros of both 9s (easy to bend/light) and 10s (slightly thicker tone and won't break easily. Not as flimsy as 9s)

        I've played around with pretty much every gauge of strings and these are my new favorites (and possibly the ones that i'll actually stick with ;))

        If you are juggling between 9s and 10s and can't find a happy medium, definitely check these out.

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        5.0

        I've used Boomers since the 70's

        By Leonardo

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Reliable
        • Strong

        Cons

        • No cons

        Best Uses

        • All the time
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

        I am a retired full time professional musician (TV, Recording, Concerts, Shows, Clubs) and GHS Boomers were all I used for 40 years. I am now only into recoding and weekend gigs. I've used various gauges over those 40 years for specific needs and I was never disappointed. I've used them on various Gibson's, Fender's and PRS's. I buy them by the box to make sure I never run out.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GB91/2 Boomers

        Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

        My new permanent string set for my Stratocaster. I'm getting older and don't play as much, and 10's were getting harder to manage. 9's just don't sound as full, and with these you get a lttle bit more girth, especially with the wound strings. Perfect combination of flexibilty and tone as far as I'm concerned. The gauges are .0095, .0115, .016, .024, .034, and .044. I hope GHS continues to make them for a long time.
        Well made string.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Strings

        Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

        Having a heavy right-hand attack, I started using the 9.5's as a way to reduce string breakage. They never let me down in that area...but the added benefit is a fuller sound than 9's, and much easier on the left-hand fingers than 10's. GHS tone is consistent from pack to pack. Can't live without 'em!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bending with tone

        By grangela

        from Sacramento

        Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

        Great gauge- big difference from 9's especially when playing full 6 string chords. And you can still pull with pleasure...The GHS wound strings are brighter and hotter than the D'Addario of the same gauge set- I've tried them both.

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        (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A gimmick

        By TheTruth

        from East Haven, CT

        Comments about GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings:

        You can't noticed a difference from 9's. Still good strings, but worthless making it 9.5. Even on an Ernie Ball Petrucci model through a Road King, I couldnt notice the difference. Just stick to 9's if your guitar is set up for them and 10s if they're set up that way

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