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GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings  

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Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance.

Gauges .011, .015, .019, .33, .43, .53. 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. The choice of numerous guitar greats.

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GHSGB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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The Standard By Which All Are Judged

GHS GB-LOW Boomers are the strings by which all sets of 6-string electric guitar strings should be judged. Their bronze-like, punchy, powerful tone; their infinite pool of harmonics; their joie de'vivre...Read complete review

GHS GB-LOW Boomers are the strings by which all sets of 6-string electric guitar strings should be judged. Their bronze-like, punchy, powerful tone; their infinite pool of harmonics; their joie de'vivre - they're just mega monsters of music.

I bought these hoping to find strings almost as easy-squealy as Jim Dunlop Heavy Core "Heavier" strings with less slippery plain steel strings. They're not only that, but also have what I can only incessantly and repetitively call a rich and bronze-like tone. It's simply phenomenal sounding.

The strings are marketed to people for "low tuning," but on a 24.75" scaled guitar; such as an Epi LP-100; they're perfect in E standard. In fact, the first string, at 0.011" thick, feels a little skinny. Wouldn't run screaming in terror from a 12-56 set of these if GHS is listening (with a 0.036" 4th string and 0.046" 5th string, of course).

Now some strings come close; Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky strings have most of the tone and Dunlop "Heaviest Core" strings have a 1st string that feels slightly better and they have quite a nice tone as well; but GHS GB-LOW Boomers are the under-rated under-utilized strings by which all electric guitar strings should be judged. Despite their neglect, they're not unsung - they sing like banshees on a soul-binge.

Their tone's not fat; it's just big-boned. And incredible.

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Worst tone i've ever had.

Was in the studio trying to record with these on my Paul. I couldn't get them to stay in tune, it sounded like I had bad intonation problems even though I intonated it.

Was in the studio trying to record with these on my Paul. I couldn't get them to stay in tune, it sounded like I had bad intonation problems even though I intonated it.

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5.0

The Standard By Which All Are Judged

By thombrogan

from northeast

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Pros

  • Feel Great
  • Good Tone
  • Rich And Bronze-like

Cons

  • Only In One Size

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    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    GHS GB-LOW Boomers are the strings by which all sets of 6-string electric guitar strings should be judged. Their bronze-like, punchy, powerful tone; their infinite pool of harmonics; their joie de'vivre - they're just mega monsters of music.

    I bought these hoping to find strings almost as easy-squealy as Jim Dunlop Heavy Core "Heavier" strings with less slippery plain steel strings. They're not only that, but also have what I can only incessantly and repetitively call a rich and bronze-like tone. It's simply phenomenal sounding.

    The strings are marketed to people for "low tuning," but on a 24.75" scaled guitar; such as an Epi LP-100; they're perfect in E standard. In fact, the first string, at 0.011" thick, feels a little skinny. Wouldn't run screaming in terror from a 12-56 set of these if GHS is listening (with a 0.036" 4th string and 0.046" 5th string, of course).

    Now some strings come close; Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky strings have most of the tone and Dunlop "Heaviest Core" strings have a 1st string that feels slightly better and they have quite a nice tone as well; but GHS GB-LOW Boomers are the under-rated under-utilized strings by which all electric guitar strings should be judged. Despite their neglect, they're not unsung - they sing like banshees on a soul-binge.

    Their tone's not fat; it's just big-boned. And incredible.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT STRINGS!

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    I just switched from E standard tuning to D standard. (I used 10-46 for E) First I Tried a set of 11-50 DR's I had sit around. Way too loose. Then I tried 11-54 DR's. Too tite and dull sounding. Then I tried 11-52 D'addario's. They sounded good but too loose and I didn't like the feel of them. Then I tried theses GHS Boomer 11-53 and I love them they sound and feel great. I play a lot of fast picking thrash and theses work the best for me.

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    5.0

    Great Strings!

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    I found theses the best for standard D tuning. First I tried a set of DR 11-50's I had laying around. Way too loose. Then DR 11-54 too tite and dull sounding. Then D'addario 11-52, good sound butt too loose. Then theses GHS 11-53, they sound great and felt the best. I'm kind of picky becuse I do a lot of fast picking thrash stuff. I just switched from standard E tunning withch I prefered 10-46.

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    5.0

    the perfect strings?

    By Will-lXDCQ

    from St. Cloud, MN

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    I bought a set of these when I bought my first electric guitar about 2 years ago. The strings that came on the guitar sounded a little weak and were very loose tuned in D, but these strings (which I put on in the first hour after unwrapping the guitar) gave waaaaay better tone and had the low-end authority I was looking for. Since then, I've had next to no problems with the strings coming out of tune, and I haven't snapped one yet. Granted, after 2 years now, they do sound a little duller, but they still sound good enough to tick off the neighbors. My advice is get 'em!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very good strings

    By metalhead-TYwGf

    from palm bay florida

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    these have very good tone and last a very long time . these make pinch harmonics pretty much play themselves.

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    5.0

    Drop C

    By myspace.com/listentovictor

    from Indian Harbour Beach, FL

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    Great string for drop c tuning. I was using ghs 10-60's and wanted to get up to 11's.. real good balance, wipe em down after each use, and I spray them with string ease as well. They will last a decent time if you do this regularly. Way cheaper than elixers. Totally recommmended!

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    5.0

    Awesome strings

    By Roger-af1EE

    from Woodbridge, VA

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    I first got into GHS strings with the Zakk Wylde set, I used those for a while after ditching the gimmick.I did however switch to another GHS set.. these 11-53 Low Tunes. I use them on all of my guitars - even my acoustic! They rarely break and feel awesome - the lead guitarist in my old band once commented that the thicker strings felt better than his EB Beefy set.I got a Strat today with stock MIJ pickups on it - with the light gauge strings it came with the pickups sounded really weak and TOO much like single coils. After putting on my GHS strings the tone was MUCH beefier.. sounded like a humbucker.I'll forever use GHS strings - I use the Flea set on my bass, too!

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    1.0

    Worst tone i've ever had.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    Was in the studio trying to record with these on my Paul. I couldn't get them to stay in tune, it sounded like I had bad intonation problems even though I intonated it.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By vCM-TGmHL

    from Marion, IN

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    I use these for super low tuning...all the way down to "A". These work great for that because they keep sturdy in a tuning that low. The only other set of strings that compare to these in my opinion is Dean Markley D-tunes.

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    5.0

    GET THESE NOW!

    By Tony-9CzeJ

    from Overland Park, KS

    Comments about GHS GB-LOW Boomers Low Tune Electric Guitar Strings:

    Most people should know by now how awesome the GHS boomer series strings are. These guys are KILLER for people that down-tune. I used to play in D standard with the regular .11 gauge GHS boomers. Since stringing my main axe with these guys and dropping it another half-step to C# standard, I finally feel like my guitar is complete. The only thing I did was make a slight neck adjustment and the thing plays so much better than the regular .11 gauge Boomer set. If you down-tune your guitar lower than a half-step from standard E (but above tuning to A), you really want these strings.

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