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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (12)
    • Consistent (10)
    • Well built / quality (7)
    • Long life (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (10)
    • Concerts (9)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (7), Experienced (4)

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Strings

    By walshtwalsh

    from CT

    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!

    (4 of 4 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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just right

    By Reverse Snob

    from West-central Wisconsin

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

    9s too thin and lame? 10s too heavy? This is the perfect compromise. They're playable, but they sound a bit more full than 9's.

    (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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect size strings

      By Vector Artist

      from Goffstown, NH

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

      9.5 sounds better than 9s but doesn't kill the fingers like 10s.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome strings

      By dude

      from Page, Az

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      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Strings

      By JP

      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...

        (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.

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Bud

        from Athens, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          Great string

           
          5.0

          Good strings

          By zhb

          from menifee, ca.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Perfect size between 9's and 10's. Can bend strings with less deflection of trem-bar.

               
              5.0

              Not 9's and not 10's....

              By Leonard

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

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

              These strings really play well. I always thought that 9's were too light for me, and 10's to stiff. I found these and they give me the best of both worlds. They play great and last a while. I really like the feel!

               
              5.0

              I have been using these strings for a couple of years now.

              By James

              from Phoenix, Arizona

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Altho I change them often, they never let me down. Wonderful bright tone and even with my stretching they don't break too often. I will continue to use GHS and enjoy their consistant performance.

                 
                5.0

                If 9's are too thin...

                By clint

                from undisclosed

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  Tried these because the 9's on my strat were too thin sounding, difference was night and day. Always liked Boomers for their (not too) bright tone and long life, also an easier transition to if you're used to using 10's.

                   
                  4.0

                  9 1/2 Boomers

                  By JP

                  from Texas

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    When my band started tuning down 1/2 step for vocals, 9's became too slinky...10's worked good but I found these and they're a nice go between...I can tune back up to standard tuning as needed and go back down 1/2 step without too much trouble adjusting to the resistance...

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great strings great price

                    By James

                    from Phoenix, Arizona

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Keep their tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        These strings are bright and keep their tone even when bending a lot. Last fairly good but the price is good enough for the trade off. Great strings for the money.

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect Size Set

                        By DaddyO

                        from Cheshire, CT

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                        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.

                         
                        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).

                         
                        5.0

                        I've used Boomers since the 70's

                        By Leonardo

                        from Florida

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        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.

                        (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        A gimmick

                        By TheTruth

                        from East Haven, CT

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                        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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