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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...Read More

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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 continues to be THE POWER STRING. GHS has made the highest quality strings since 1964. The choice of numerous guitar greats.

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

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GHSGB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Long time GHS user, new to 8 1/2

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from Tulsa, OK

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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:

    Switched to GHS strings after using other brands for 15 years. I noticed that a set of Boomers would stay in tune better than the other brands & would hold up for an entire week (6 nights) when other brands wouldn't go much past four nights. However in those days I used 11-52. It took awhile before I tried the 9-42s but once there I used that gauge for 20 years. When they came out I tried a set of 8 1/2-40 & it made a great difference to me personally. I was pleased that I didn't lose any tone by going to a lighter gauge yet found them to be much easier to control for vibrato, bends, etc. I love 'em & use 'em for everything now. I wish GHS would come out with an all-nickel (Nickel Rockers, Burnished Nickel, etc.) in the 8 1/2-40 gauge.

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    5.0

    Great strings, Ive been using them for years!!

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    from Palm Harbor Fl

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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:

      Love them, wouldn't use anything else!!

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      5.0

      Great for bends.

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      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

          Great strings

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          from upstate NY

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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 play lead guitar in a classic rock band. I injured my fretting hand in and industrial accident in '03 and hard a hard time after that with the 9-40's. The 8-38's were noodly and didn't stay in tune. The 8.5-40's hold the tone, stay in tune, take a beating, and are easy to bend. 25.5 scales are tighter--- most 24.75 are good. Every now and then a 24.75 will feel a little loose. The GHS seem to hold their tone and bite week after week, along with their strength. Used them for 10 years--- stickin' with them. A good deal.

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              5.0

              8-1/2 ultra light strings

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              from South Florida

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              Verified Buyer

              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

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