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GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings  

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Gauges: 11-14-19-28-40-52. Eric's signature Nickel Rockers feature a round, pure nickel cover that is slightly flattened by metal rollers during the ...Read More

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Bright sounding, great feeling strings.

Gauges: 11-14-19-28-40-52. Eric's signature Nickel Rockers feature a round, pure nickel cover that is slightly flattened by metal rollers during the winding process. The perfect sound for all your guitar explosions. GHS has made the highest-quality strings since 1964. The choice of numerous guitar greats!


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GHSEric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        What you need to try at least once

        The E-J Nickel Rockers (11s) are my preferred string set for for rock on Gibson instruments (Les Paul, Explorer, et al). I've found them to be well balanced tonally right out...Read complete review

        The E-J Nickel Rockers (11s) are my preferred string set for for rock on Gibson instruments (Les Paul, Explorer, et al). I've found them to be well balanced tonally right out of the pack and they tend to retain their character for the life of the string. I used to play the Boomers exclusively and still do on occasion but I don't like how bright they are when new and more importantly, how quickly the brightness falls off after they wear in. The extra weight on the lower strings used in the E-J set is nice - the little extra bit of metal simply sounds and sustains a little better than the standard set of Nickel Rockers. I like the smoother feel of the roller wound material and although I have no proof, I think it's easier on frets. Pick slides require more attention as the ridges on the string are less pronounced. It can be a little tough to get a good consistent slide - but maybe I just need to spend more time practicing and less time writing reviews... For the price you can't beat this set. Also, if you're playing 10s - step up to a man's string and get the 11s.

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        Great sounding, but sticky

        I will admit that using strings this heavy with a Floyd Rose isn't exactly kosher, but it worked well aside from the obvious stiffness. The sound was nice and bright, but also full...Read complete review

        I will admit that using strings this heavy with a Floyd Rose isn't exactly kosher, but it worked well aside from the obvious stiffness. The sound was nice and bright, but also full and booming (much nicer than my regular strings). My problem with these strings, however, is that they feel kind of sticky to the touch. This was not only noticeable, but it actually affected sliding. Too much friction for me to be comfortable with them. Might have worked with Fast Fret or the likes, but I'm not a fan of such products. I'm sorry to say, I replaced the the strings the next day with the D'Addarios that I normally use..

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        5.0

        Great sound, good feel

        By EddieB

        from Bay Area

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            I've been playing light top/heavy bottom sets for many years but I was getting uncomfortable with the jump in tension between the G and D strings. This set is more balanced in that regard. The tension on the high strings is higher, but I'm OK with that. Most people would probably be more comfortable with the light gauge version of this set. Oh, and they sound really good too. Somehow they're mellower and brighter at the same time. Maybe it's more midrange that I'm hearing.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love these strings

            By captbobalou

            from helena, mt

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Sound great
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            Love these strings, have been playing with them and their predecessor, the Gus series, for decades. They seem to increase sustain and are tough enough to last a month of practice and gigs and still sound/feel good. They're a little heavy for my hollow-body electric, but I have them on my solid body and semi-hollow guitars. I have the light gauge on my hollowbody. The gauge makes a difference: I kinda wish I could find a heavy set for my "surf" guitar. The Gus series used to have a heavier set and I really liked the tone they delivered. Good for blues, surf, jazz. Not sure if they're a shredder's delight, but really useful when you want a semi-bright, clean, sustained tone.

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            1.0

            Eric Johnson strings

            By Jake

            from Sydney

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  They feel like razor blades on your fingers...terribly uncomfortable! They sound pretty good though.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great sounding, but sticky

                  By spock84

                  from Norway

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Great Tone
                  • Seem strong

                  Cons

                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

                  • Noodling
                  • Playing pretty chords
                  • Trying to sound like Eric

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I will admit that using strings this heavy with a Floyd Rose isn't exactly kosher, but it worked well aside from the obvious stiffness. The sound was nice and bright, but also full and booming (much nicer than my regular strings). My problem with these strings, however, is that they feel kind of sticky to the touch. This was not only noticeable, but it actually affected sliding. Too much friction for me to be comfortable with them. Might have worked with Fast Fret or the likes, but I'm not a fan of such products. I'm sorry to say, I replaced the the strings the next day with the D'Addarios that I normally use..

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The only strings to use on a Dot.

                  By EJFan

                  from NY/NJ Area

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I use the lighter ones on my strats, and these mediums are the only ones I used on my dot. They're fantastic if you want a smooth, warm sound. If you go for bite and twang and harsher sounds, these are probably not for you. These can scream and roar, but always with a touch of class. So if you like your playing to sound like a street fight, get something nasty sounding and go to town. If you like something smoother even when you dig in, go for these. Kind of like Sean Connery, you can swear your head off with these and it'll still sound classy.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best for Gibson!!

                  By ThreeG

                  from New York

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Hands down the best string for Gibson guitars...especially if you want to keep that vintage mojo. Excellent tone, durable, less string choke(excessive string noise from gliding across the round wound strings, handles all types of music well. Nothing else go on my Gibsons.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice.

                  By Ravvy

                  from Topeka,KS

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've played D'Addario 11's for as long as I can remember. I've also played on Carvin strings, Fender strings, Gibson strings, DR's... These strings by far take the cake. They aren't as rough as other strings (like a crossbreed between flatwounds and roundwounds.) and the tone on them is AMAZING. I love the thick thick low E and how good they feel to bend. I haven't had them their full life yet, but they really are a good string from what I can tell so far...and I'm a pretty picky guy. I'm still laughing at the guy that gave these a bad review. Oh, I have them on my Fender Strat. Using Carvin Electronics (hum/single/single).

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What you need to try at least once

                  By YADZ

                  from NoVA

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  The E-J Nickel Rockers (11s) are my preferred string set for for rock on Gibson instruments (Les Paul, Explorer, et al). I've found them to be well balanced tonally right out of the pack and they tend to retain their character for the life of the string. I used to play the Boomers exclusively and still do on occasion but I don't like how bright they are when new and more importantly, how quickly the brightness falls off after they wear in. The extra weight on the lower strings used in the E-J set is nice - the little extra bit of metal simply sounds and sustains a little better than the standard set of Nickel Rockers. I like the smoother feel of the roller wound material and although I have no proof, I think it's easier on frets. Pick slides require more attention as the ridges on the string are less pronounced. It can be a little tough to get a good consistent slide - but maybe I just need to spend more time practicing and less time writing reviews... For the price you can't beat this set. Also, if you're playing 10s - step up to a man's string and get the 11s.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I just laugh

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  These strings just stole the soul of my Gibson SG! Totally lifeless and bad tone, couldn't wait till I just put them in the trash. I will never buy these worthless strings again. Get Boomers instead, they're just better.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  i use these strings they are the best i have ever

                  By guitarslayer2001

                  from lecanto, FL

                  Comments about GHS Eric Johnson Signature Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  great tone, stay in tune longer, easy to clean after playing.

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