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GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gilmour uses gauges 10, 12, 16, 28, 38, and 48 on his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. David Gilmour's connection with GHS' Boomer series electri...Read More

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Gilmour uses gauges 10, 12, 16, 28, 38, and 48 on his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.

David Gilmour's connection with GHS' Boomer series electric guitar strings goes back to 1979, when he started using them on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" project.

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GHSGB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (3)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I'm a believer

First of all I was going to wait for about a month of use before writing a review, but I have decided to do it now. I have been a firm user of Ernie...Read complete review

First of all I was going to wait for about a month of use before writing a review, but I have decided to do it now. I have been a firm user of Ernie Ball Regular Slinky's since I started playing 16 years ago, and regardless of the brands I have tried out since, I alway go back to the Slinky's. The Slinky's are good strings, but have a small window of tone quality before the tone rapidly wears out of them. The Slinky's have never broken on me either. I can see why they are good performance strings, but you would have to change your strings every performance. In my current state of playing guitar I perform weekly, but also practice a lot and record often, and don't usually justify getting any less than a month out of a set of strings. Gilmour has been a hero to me for some time, so I tried these strings, hoping to find the improvements in tone that I have been looking for. I was a little skeptical about changing my gauge settings from Regular Slinkys to these, but I have to say just after putting them on, they feel right, and sound way better than the Slinkys on a good day. Intonation hasn't been adjusted yet, but they still sustain great and ring very clean. The slightly thicker bottom end reduced fret buzz as well. I am going on other reviews as to the longevity of the strings and don't see why they wouldn't considering the difference already. These are perfect on a strat, Gilmour knows best.

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Don't waste your money

I have been using GHS strings for over 20 years and I never had a string break on me. I decided to try the David Gilmore stings because of the lighter gauge...Read complete review

I have been using GHS strings for over 20 years and I never had a string break on me. I decided to try the David Gilmore stings because of the lighter gauge "G"sting size.

When I re-string my guitars, I always stretch my new stings, then tune, then stretch again, retune, stretch and retune until they are stretched enough to stay in tune.

During my installation of the new David Gilmore Strings, the high E string broke during the first stretch. (And I wasn't even tugging on it that hard). That was the first time that has ever happened....I am sticking with the traditional GHS strings, the DGF strings are clearly inferior and not made as well.

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5.0

Great choice for strats

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

      These strings are just plain awesome on a strat. Very smart thinking by Gilmour (I wouldn't expect anything less) and let me say why: these "weird" gauges cure some of the inherent problems of your average stratocaster. Not enough bass? You got extra heavy on the E A D... Are your B and G strings too loud and hard to bend more than a step? You got light gauge on those... Is your high E kinda thin? You get regular gauge... When you put it all together it just sounds more balanced and together. These strings last a good while. I cringe at the thought of going back to 10's even though I love them on my tele. Like I said, these strings are meant to make a strat sound great. Mine is a '08 Am Standard and it loves these strings.

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      1.0

      Don't waste your money

      By in2dblues

      from South Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

          Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

          I have been using GHS strings for over 20 years and I never had a string break on me. I decided to try the David Gilmore stings because of the lighter gauge "G"sting size.

          When I re-string my guitars, I always stretch my new stings, then tune, then stretch again, retune, stretch and retune until they are stretched enough to stay in tune.

          During my installation of the new David Gilmore Strings, the high E string broke during the first stretch. (And I wasn't even tugging on it that hard). That was the first time that has ever happened....I am sticking with the traditional GHS strings, the DGF strings are clearly inferior and not made as well.

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          5.0

          Excellent strings!!

          By lenmos

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

            What can I say about new strings?

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            perfect for tone and string bending

            By stratman

            from Boston area

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

              I usually use .10s on the Hendrix guitars and drop tune to Eb. I was interested in these strings because they are somewhere between light and heavy guages and could also use them for standard pitch (E). When I changed over I had to reset the action, re-intonate (expected) and re-set floating tremo block (surprising). At first these strings seemed unbalanced, but once that was done, the strings were great. This set has a heavier 1st string and (way) heavier 6th string, and lighter middle strings. Perfect for tone and 1-1/2 bends. Now you seen how David Gilmour does it!

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              5.0

              Very Good Strings

              By ardo

              from New Haven, CT

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

                This is the (BLUE) gauge I've sworn by since they were first offered. In service on all my Gibsons since I tune down a half-step. Try them; you'll like them!

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                5.0

                Would buy this again

                By Picker

                from Homer,LA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Will buy these again, good strings at a good price.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  These are the very best, period!

                  By Congo

                  from Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These are without a doubt, the very best strings I have ever used. Great sound, feel, long lasting and stay in tune. The string diameter ratio is the best for Rock-n-roll or blues playing. I will continue buying these for life.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great gauges for Teles and Strats!

                    By Gringo13

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

                      First off, I didn't buy these because of Mr. Gilmour. In fact, I typically use EBs, Fender, or D'adarrio and have had good experience with all of them. I've bounced around trying to find the best tone and gauges for my style (alt. country, blues, roots rock). I mostly play Telecasters and don't like the tone from an unwound 17 or above on the g string, but I like have 48-50 on the low E. I was always switching out individual strings to find the best gauges for me. The Gilmour strings are just right for me straight out of the box, but best of all, they seem really strong, keep the snappy tone, and stay in tune. Oh yeah, they're in the right price range. Definitely worth a shot.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Strings

                      By qzloyd

                      from Valparaiso IN

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

                        Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

                        Bought these strings because of the endorsement from David G. He is definitely one of my favoirite guitarists, with great sound, that cant be beat. These strings were great, used them in a concert, sounded great no problems, will buy them again

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                        4.0

                        Love the feel of these strings.

                        By Robert White

                        from Central Coast, California

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings:

                            Just started using these so I am not sure how I'll like them in the long run but I sure do love the "feel". Nice tone also.

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