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Gauges: 9-11-16-26-36-46. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the standardto play by. The bright, long-lasting tone continues to be THE POWER ...Read More

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

Gauges: 9-11-16-26-36-46.

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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GHSGBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    KILLER Strings!!!

    When I first started playing guitar, I used GHS Boomers but I was so inexperienced, I didn't know the differences between string brands and their construction. I was too busy learning how to...Read complete review

    When I first started playing guitar, I used GHS Boomers but I was so inexperienced, I didn't know the differences between string brands and their construction. I was too busy learning how to play. As I got better, I switched to D'addarios because my teacher used them and gave me a couple sets. Fast forward 25 years...I recently tried the GHS Boomers custom lights (the .046 stays at better tension for my occasional drop D playing) and LOVED the tone. Maybe not as bright as the D'addarios initially are, but the D'ads seem to tarnish fast and their tone dies quicker. That seems to be happening a lot lately with the D'ads. Maybe different raw materials supplier? Who knows? But the GHS's have incredible tone, awesome harmonic content with excellent mids, plenty of bite and tight low end. I play hard rock and classic metal.

    I also have found out that GHS Boomers are ROUND core strings vs. Hex core. The wrap wire makes contact with the entire core wire instead of just biting on the edges like on hex cores. This is the reason for the perceived boost in volume, awesome sustain, increased tonal/harmonic content, silky feel and easy bendability. They still have plenty enough tension for my heavy handed pick attack. Whatever their formula is for the alloy they use seems to be a difference too. More magnetically active I guess. Whatever the mojo is... they're AWESOME strings. One of my "secret weapons".

    Do NOT dismiss these as "beginners strings" as I've heard some people call them. Visit their site and see their roster of artists. I mean Eric Johnson (KING of tone) uses GHS, as does Dave Mustaine, although a different kind. Haven't broken one yet and have had this set on for about 3 weeks and the tone is JUST now starting to noticeably fade. But I play a couple of hours a day. So, not too shabby! I won't say they should NEVER break because that's unrealistic. But so far, so good.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    WOW!

    I have over 40 years guitar experience primarily on acoustic and on these I have been using Elixir Nanoweb strings. However the Elixirs do not sound right for me on electric and hence I...Read complete review

    I have over 40 years guitar experience primarily on acoustic and on these I have been using Elixir Nanoweb strings. However the Elixirs do not sound right for me on electric and hence I have been on a quest to find the right strings for my home built baby, an ash Tele with beautiful action.

    I tried Fender and these were rather nice but switched to Ernie Balls in my quest for a coated string. Bad idea! DAddarios were not quiet there as were Cleartone. I was about to give in and go to the Fenders again when my son presented me with this set of GHS strings as a birthday present. (The guy is a full time student with a part time job and the fact that he actually used some of his hard earned money to buy me a present instead of buying beer for himself was touching,)

    Best present ever! These strings snap and sparkle. I have bought a couple of additional sets and these are destined for the Strat and the Mike Kelly.
    Best elecric strings ever!
    As far as sound on a tele goes, these are the best I have tried
    Great price.

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    5.0

    NOT MUCH TO ADD...

    By rick marshall, prs

    from MILWAUKEE, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      Others have said most of this (except the "one star" guy who raved about them! Huh?) I've been playing for ***ahem*** five decades and GHS are simply the best. I play classic rock and blues, and these give a beefy lower end with the extra light gauge on top. I won't play anything else.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      KILLER Strings!!!

      By MetalMan

      from Central Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy Bends
      • Endless Sustain
      • Good Tone
      • Great Harmonic Content
      • Long Life
      • Nice Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        When I first started playing guitar, I used GHS Boomers but I was so inexperienced, I didn't know the differences between string brands and their construction. I was too busy learning how to play. As I got better, I switched to D'addarios because my teacher used them and gave me a couple sets. Fast forward 25 years...I recently tried the GHS Boomers custom lights (the .046 stays at better tension for my occasional drop D playing) and LOVED the tone. Maybe not as bright as the D'addarios initially are, but the D'ads seem to tarnish fast and their tone dies quicker. That seems to be happening a lot lately with the D'ads. Maybe different raw materials supplier? Who knows? But the GHS's have incredible tone, awesome harmonic content with excellent mids, plenty of bite and tight low end. I play hard rock and classic metal.

        I also have found out that GHS Boomers are ROUND core strings vs. Hex core. The wrap wire makes contact with the entire core wire instead of just biting on the edges like on hex cores. This is the reason for the perceived boost in volume, awesome sustain, increased tonal/harmonic content, silky feel and easy bendability. They still have plenty enough tension for my heavy handed pick attack. Whatever their formula is for the alloy they use seems to be a difference too. More magnetically active I guess. Whatever the mojo is... they're AWESOME strings. One of my "secret weapons".

        Do NOT dismiss these as "beginners strings" as I've heard some people call them. Visit their site and see their roster of artists. I mean Eric Johnson (KING of tone) uses GHS, as does Dave Mustaine, although a different kind. Haven't broken one yet and have had this set on for about 3 weeks and the tone is JUST now starting to noticeably fade. But I play a couple of hours a day. So, not too shabby! I won't say they should NEVER break because that's unrealistic. But so far, so good.

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        5.0

        Good sound

        By integrated

        from Bay City, OR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Quality Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I have seen many different kinds of
            strings and this product has what
            I was looking for sustained
            sound.
            I even decided to put some on my
            non electric guitar and it sounds
            good too this is a good choice.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Still great

            By Ken

            from Arizona Usa

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have been playing electric guitar since 1967. I've played numerous different brands of string since then but since I settled on Boomers I have never looked back. They sound better, for a longer period of time, and I have only had a set or two which hand a bad string in them. I have used hundreds of their string sets so, out of that, 2 or 3 bad strings is an incredible percentage.

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                5.0

                The only string I use for my electrics

                By Joe Forlini

                from Austin , texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  VHS Boomers are the one thing I don't have to worry about for a show. I've been using them foe thirty years. I can count on them. When I'm playing " Mr. Bojangles with Jerry Jeff, I want to sound good, and I don't want to break a string!

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                  5.0

                  gbcl boomers custom lights

                  By old picker

                  from Lawton, Oklahoma

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I have played these strings for years. As far as I am concerned you can't beat them. I play country and blues. They are very crisp and claer. Great respoonse and long life.

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                      5.0

                      old faithful

                      Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      excellent!
                      I've been using GHS 9's for over 20 years, great sound, superb quality

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      WOW!

                      By Paul Prinsloo

                      from Arizona

                      Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I have over 40 years guitar experience primarily on acoustic and on these I have been using Elixir Nanoweb strings. However the Elixirs do not sound right for me on electric and hence I have been on a quest to find the right strings for my home built baby, an ash Tele with beautiful action.

                      I tried Fender and these were rather nice but switched to Ernie Balls in my quest for a coated string. Bad idea! DAddarios were not quiet there as were Cleartone. I was about to give in and go to the Fenders again when my son presented me with this set of GHS strings as a birthday present. (The guy is a full time student with a part time job and the fact that he actually used some of his hard earned money to buy me a present instead of buying beer for himself was touching,)

                      Best present ever! These strings snap and sparkle. I have bought a couple of additional sets and these are destined for the Strat and the Mike Kelly.
                      Best elecric strings ever!
                      As far as sound on a tele goes, these are the best I have tried
                      Great price.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Killer Strings

                      Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Great strings with great sound and long lasting and easy to tune. Only strings I will ever use on my Fender Strat.

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My search for strings is officially over!!!

                      By CC@SinCity

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      Comments about GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I used to believe that strings were strings regardless of manufacturer. I've tried D'Addario, Ernie Ball, DR, Rotosound, Elixer and Dunlop before trying GHS Boomers. These are the first strings I've used that you can actually hear an audible difference in tone. They sound slightly brighter and have a tad more tension than any other strings that I've used in over a decade of playing. These babies tuned to D on my Ibanez S5470 are pure magic! Notes are more percussive and shredding up and down the neck has never sounded so good.

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