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GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings

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Developed with Mustaine to meet his strict standards of shred.

A magnetically active, filament-grade alloy surrounds a premium core wire for long-lasting, powerful tone.


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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Gauges: 10-13-17-30-44-52.
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GHSDave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic!

Being a Megadeth fan, I though't I'd go ahead and try these, and WOW is all I have to say...

Okay, so maybe I have a little...Read complete review

Being a Megadeth fan, I though't I'd go ahead and try these, and WOW is all I have to say...

Okay, so maybe I have a little more... lol
I've tried many different brands and sizes, and I honestly have to say that these are the best so far. I have had a problem with the G string (don't laugh... it's not funny! lol) snapping within a week in the past due to an old Floyd that honestly needs replaced... These strings made it over 3 months before it finally snapped... Definitely say that's a good thing.
And the tone with these things is phenomenal. It takes a little while to get adjusted to a heavier gauge, but it's definitely worth it even if you're not down tuning... which I rarely do.
Once I get some money, I'm ordering a few more packs! :)

In the photo, the DMS GHS's are on the left, and just a standard set are on the right. See how much larger they are?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst Strings EVER

Mustaine is my favorite guitarist, and Megadeth is my favorite band by far, but these strings are TERRIBLE.After getting my amp dialed in and nailing the classic Rust In Peace tone, I decided...Read complete review

Mustaine is my favorite guitarist, and Megadeth is my favorite band by far, but these strings are TERRIBLE.After getting my amp dialed in and nailing the classic Rust In Peace tone, I decided against my better judgement to replace my usual D'Addario EXL115W strings with these. BIG MISTAKE.I don't know how the other reviewers can say these are bright strings. I'd probably get more resonance putting a shoe lace on my guitar than with these. The tone of these strings is muddy and flat. I'd use Ernie Ball's (which IMO aren't much better than these), before I'd use these strings again. I can't say for sure if all GHS strings are this bad since this is the first (and last), time I've used GHS, but based on these, I'll never use GHS strings again.Do yourself a favor and get some D'Addario's.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings for a great price

By When Summers Gone-fgArp

from pittsburgh

Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

Don't listen to the jerk that felt he had to post twice how bad these strings were. Odds are if your filling your time "dialing in" someone's sound your a pretty lame musician. I've played with boomers for 10 years and once I switched to these the change was amazing. Strings don't make all that much difference to your sound but I will say, these ones seem to last longer and sound better in recording.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Strings with The Right Amount of Tension

By Matthew Draudt

from Ohio

Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

I have played a wide variety of string brands and gauges since I have been playing guitar and the Dave Mustaine Progressives are by far my favorite. I know some people complain about the gauge sizes but once you get used to them and give them some time you ll have no problem pulling off whatever kind of playing style you d want. I love having the extra tension for pinch harmonics as well I feel like I have more control over them. The reason I bought these is a was reading the gauges Marty Friedman uses and I have heard in the past that thicker strings can lead to warmer and fuller tones. I m not 100% these sound any warmer or fuller than the others I have played on, but they have the perfect feel for heavy riffs, harmonics, tapping, sweeping or whatever else you want to throw at them.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mega-Spiffy

By Tim Seraphim

from Illinois

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Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

I switched these strings from the Zakk Wylde GHS strings and I definitely noticed an improvement. The sound was brighter and the low E actually fit into the nut on my guitar. I personally find the low strings thick enough for a decent chug on palm muting but not too ridiculous. I've actually been able to do easier bends than with Zakk's strings. They sound great with or without distortion.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Strings I've Ever used.

By Rick540

from Virginia

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Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

I've always used D'Addario EXL115W 11-49 guage. I've been playing a lot of Megadeth lately an decided I'd try some of these strings since I have the amp tone already nailed pretty well.These strings were a HUGE dissapointment. They sound muffled and flat on my Jackson. Plus, while the 52 guage low E string isn't a huge jump from what I usually use, it feels WAY bigger. I did give them a 4 for value becuase I usually pay around twice as much for a set of my usual D'Addario's locally and I figure these are proabably about the same so the discount you get makes them a petty decent buy. Other than the price, there's nothing good about these strings. To sum it up, they sound like strings that come on Wal-Mart guitars.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my favorite strings

By Nate-R.-L_

from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

I put all these strings on any guitar i own with high output pickups, both my esp's even my VMNT A.O.D and my Mustaine Zero. i love them to "Deth" loved them so much got a whole case of them.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great strings but

By austin canter

from piedmont al

Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

These r great strings but my g and b string keeps eroding way to fast so i have to clean them a lot about 3 times a month

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By Kelsie Ilesha

from Lancaster, OH

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    Being a Megadeth fan, I though't I'd go ahead and try these, and WOW is all I have to say...

    Okay, so maybe I have a little more... lol
    I've tried many different brands and sizes, and I honestly have to say that these are the best so far. I have had a problem with the G string (don't laugh... it's not funny! lol) snapping within a week in the past due to an old Floyd that honestly needs replaced... These strings made it over 3 months before it finally snapped... Definitely say that's a good thing.
    And the tone with these things is phenomenal. It takes a little while to get adjusted to a heavier gauge, but it's definitely worth it even if you're not down tuning... which I rarely do.
    Once I get some money, I'm ordering a few more packs! :)

    In the photo, the DMS GHS's are on the left, and just a standard set are on the right. See how much larger they are?

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GHS

    By ExodusOwnZ

    from florida

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    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    Ok so i got my 3rd guitar about 3 months ago (dean vmnt) and it came stock with these strings all i have to say is they have the best feel and tone, i use to play either ernie balls or dunlop nickel wound basically whatever they had at the store i had buy but these strings are the best for some people that don't want to hurt their fingers on the steel strings thats come in this gauge. My favorite strings have to be these or the dunlop heavy core 10-48 both have great feel and tone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gary

    By Gary B.

    from Colchester, CT

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    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings sound great if you want metal. I bought a Charvel with Seymour Duncans and got a set of these with it. I put them on and it screams! I haven't been playing much but they still sound great and have been on the guitar for a while now.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worst Strings EVER

    By pSxgzfsd9

    from Virginia

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    Mustaine is my favorite guitarist, and Megadeth is my favorite band by far, but these strings are TERRIBLE.After getting my amp dialed in and nailing the classic Rust In Peace tone, I decided against my better judgement to replace my usual D'Addario EXL115W strings with these. BIG MISTAKE.I don't know how the other reviewers can say these are bright strings. I'd probably get more resonance putting a shoe lace on my guitar than with these. The tone of these strings is muddy and flat. I'd use Ernie Ball's (which IMO aren't much better than these), before I'd use these strings again. I can't say for sure if all GHS strings are this bad since this is the first (and last), time I've used GHS, but based on these, I'll never use GHS strings again.Do yourself a favor and get some D'Addario's.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings have to be the best GHS strings. Bright tone, feel good. Wouldnt say they last a long time though.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dave Mustaine Sign. Strings

    By RRRattlehead!!!

    from good ol' Martinsville, Indiana

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    I'll admit, first glance of the individual string gauges (10-13-17-30-44-52) had me a little scared. Basically, DMSS are GHS's version of Ernie Ball Skinny-Top Heavy-Bottom strings-but the Mustaine version is a blend of set of 10's and 11's. Bottom line: If you want to chug some 16th notes out on the low "E" and still be able to do a 2-step bend on the B-string, these strings are for you

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Killer Strings

    By Punishmentdue8760

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    I just got these one my ESP and couldn't be happier with them. They are a little beefier than most so they seem to give a chunkier sound, and the fact that the strings are a bit bigger it makes my fingers that much more precice.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just Short of Perfect

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    I tried these guitar strings basically because Dave Mustaine uses them. But also, I was trying to find my permenant set. I typically use the DR DIME 10-52 which is the same gauges as this set. The Dime strings have a considerably longer life. The DR's usually last me three or four months (based on if you wipe them down regularly, which I do) The Mustaines lasted only about 2 1/2 to 3 months , which isnt really bad. The tones were too close to call. They both sounded great. I would just spend the extra money and stick with the DR's simply because they last longer.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings are the best I have used. They are good for clean and awesome for metal. My favorite part these strings is they bend as far as you want 'em and they wont break. I've had these strings on for about 6 months and they still sound brand new. Great buy. MUSTAINE RULES!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thick A string

    By Fader

    from Dallas

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    These string have to be among the best sounding strings, but the downfall in my opinion is the A string is a 44. If the A string was 42 these would be the best strings hands down. The 42 on Ernieball, Dr Dimes, and D'addario make them the better choice for playability, because the string tension and gauges are more even. I suppose if you?re in love with fat A string harmonics these Mustaine strings, the TNT's or Zakk Wylde set is the choice for you. They provide an extra A string pull.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've Never Experienced Such an amazing sound Coming from a guitar.

     
    5.0

    These strings are rad!

    By Tigger

    from Pascagoula, MS

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

        Love the tone and they stay in tune no matter how hard they're played.

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worst Strings I've Ever used.

        By tones

        from montreal qc

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

            D'Addario EXL115W 11-49 guage is the best these ones are not that all great ... i will not use them thank god i didn't over pay for them d'addario are way better sound and a nice crunch and great for harmonics i love megadeth and i have been a longtime fan but i'm telling you these string are not good i do not recommend them ... Maybe the cleartone strings by mustaine are a bit better and maybe thats way dave went with cleartone strings but i guess we have to wait but until then i recommend D'Addario XL15W 11-49 you will get a better megadeth sound ......

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Dave Mustaine Srings

            Comments about GHS Dave Mustaine Signature Electric Guitar Strings:

            I got a pair of these strings and put them on my main guitar three weeks ago and I must say these are probably some of the best strings I have ever owned. These strings are really bright and have really good tone. The gauges are really a good fit, but are not for everyone. The top strings are great for soloing while the bottom hold down the rhythym really well. They have excellent character and tone. I definately recommend these strings to anyone looking for a good bright tone, and "Heavy" sounding lows but top string bendability.

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