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GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings 

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Gauges .0085, .0105, .014, .22, .32, .40. Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance. The bright, long-lasting tone conti...Click To Read More About This Product

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The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the standard to play by.

Gauges .0085, .0105, .014, .22, .32, .40. Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance. 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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GHSGB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Well built / quality (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Long life (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Great for bends.

By d

from central Fl.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

      I have a schecter C-1 pro which is like a C-1 artist.(25.5" Scale, fixed bridge,string through body.) Awesome guitar but the bends can be a little tough after a while no matter what string or set up that I tried. So I found a set of these GHS 8.5's and was amazed how they bend a little further but still felt like 9's. Strong sound. They last quite a while and seem to be the solution for this guitar and my aging hands.

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      5.0

      8-1/2 ultra light strings

      By Tia C

      from South Florida

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      Pros

      • Easy to chord
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Use for everything

      Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

      Being a female guitar player, I love the fact that the gauge of these strings lets me easily play chords of all types while still making for a great sound - the only place I have found this size strings is through Musicians Friend - so thank you for that

       
      5.0

      Great strings

      By Bipolar

      from Kansas City

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

          Strings are individual packaged for corrosion protection. Much easier to play than extra light boomers. Sounds awesome.

           
          5.0

          Great size. Not too heavy and not too light

          By DaddyO

          from Cheshire, CT

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

            Perfect for my reduced hand strength. Not too thin like "8's"

             
            5.0

            I will buy this again, helps make a hard to play guitar easy

            By Leg o Horn

            from Milan,Tn.

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

                I use these on a bad guitar where the action is too high and makes it play great, much easier.

                 
                5.0

                Who ever heard of .0085" strings?

                By BIgSteve

                from Hudson Valle, NY

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Who ever heard of .0085" strings? I certainly had not, but when I built a Jazzmaster with a standard 25.5" scale neck instead of the 24.75" I've played for years, I was uncomfortable with the increased string tension. The .009" Ernie Ball Hybrid sets I usually play were too stiff for my liking on the longer scale. I tried EB .008"s, but they were kind of mushy feeling, at least to me. I needed to find strings that I could use on the Fender scale neck that would feel like the .009"s do on a Gibson 24.75" scale.These ghs .0085"s filled the bill nicely. I'll still use EB Hybrids on my short scale guitars, but for Fender scale, I've found my new favorites.

                     
                    5.0

                    Not My First Choice, But Great Strings Nonetheless

                    By Vice

                    from Denver CO

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Great strings. I nonetheless found that for ultra-light gauge, I prefer GBUL (.008-.38) Boomers. I generally play GBXL (.009-.42) Boomers.

                       
                      5.0

                      Fills a nice niche.

                      By MrMSK

                      from Brooklyn, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I tried these because I have a guitar that felt tight with .009s. These strings solved that issue plus they feel & sound excellent. It didn't take long to adjust, either.

                           
                          5.0

                          Used On All Models

                          By Bleikr

                          from West Virginia

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                          Pros

                          • Bends Well
                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording

                            Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

                            Searching for a one-set-fits-all, these pretty much fill the requirements. May not be best for a heavy picker, and shorter scale guitars may get a buzz on 3rd G played near the nut frets due to the lighter gauge. These are also excellent for bending - even the wound strings can be pulled far beyond heavier gauge sets.

                             
                            5.0

                            I found my perfect string

                            By Brian J

                            from Wesley Chapel FL

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy to Play
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings:

                              I don't like high string tension on a strat. After trying every custom gauge at standard and E flat standard I have found these,which are the perfect tension for my Eric Johnson strat (also bought from Musicians Friend ).Play smart,not hard.No need to play heavy gauge strings ,for me anyways ..

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