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GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges .010, .013, .015, .26, .32, .38. Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue t...Click To Read More About This Product

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The bright, long-lasting tone continues to make them THE POWER STRING.

Gauges .010, .013, .015, .26, .32, .38. Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the standard to play by. GHS has made the highest quality strings since 1964. The choice of numerous guitar greats.


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GHSGBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

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5.0

Excellent strings

By Cliff

from Redwood City, CA

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Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings are excellent for two main reasons. First, they have excellent, ringing tone that lasts (to my ears) considerably longer than, say, comparably priced Dean Markley strings. Second, this gauge (not always readily found in other manufacturers) is just right for me, with slightly heavier gauge on the higher strings (and so more singing tone) and slightly lighter on the lower (and so easier to play where less soloing is done).
For these reasons, I highly recommend these strings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

duane allman and hendrix used this set

By dick tracy

from Tupelo

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    this set is the same as the old 60's Fender 150 set, which is not the same Fender 150 set as now....these gauges work great.,...Duane used this set for open E tuning and for regular tuning...Hendrix used this same set....they hold tune great.....and give you stronger sounding open chords than a set of 9's and way easier bending than a set of 10's...i love these....i hope they never stop making this set..and the fact that each string comes in its own separate sleeve is great..!!...

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    5.0

    Boomers a great value

    By Ponchete

    from Nc

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I am a big fan of these strings. Different brands are very different from each other, and they are all in general terms very good. You have to find your tone and your favorite, I always try other brands like D'addario, Dunlop, DR,etc. But I tend to always go back to the Boomers, because I am used to them and I like them. They are long lasting and you know they are going to deliver, so you don't have to worry about bad tone or poor quality. They bring out the best of the axe.

       
      5.0

      Still Love These Strings

      By oldpicker

      from Oklahoma

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Strings are easy to bend, last a long time, have good tone, and easy on the fingers. Play 2 jobs a week with little to no breakage. The bass strings is what I love the best, not boomy. The tone is more mellow and more even tone than regular 10's. Use them on my Tele and Strat. Been playing for over 40 years.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Was packaged very well. Came with the pedal I also bought. No damage to box or contents.

         
        5.0

        Great String Gauge Set

        By DSL

        from Wichita, KS.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            Hope they keep making this string gauge set. Great overall sound.

             
            5.0

            Jimi's guage

            By Walleymon

            from Orange, CA

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            Pros

            • Bend all you want they come back in tune
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong
            • These are the same guage as Hendrix used.

            Cons

            • Haven't found anything I don't like about them

            Best Uses

            • Screaming acid rock

            Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            You don't need to pay more for strings. These sound great, and perform great.

             
            5.0

            Tried the rest, returned to the best

            By Cliff

            from SF Bay Area

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                After trying D'Addario's 10's and 9's, as well as other brands and gauges, I return with relief and gratitude to these great GHS Boomers GBLXL, with 10 on top and 38 on the bottom. They sound great, feel great, and have the perfect mix of heavier, more singing tone on the top and lighter, easier to play on the bottom. I love these strings. May they never go out of stock!

                 
                5.0

                Play/sound great on strats

                By Papadosio

                from The Great State of New Hampshire

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I'm 19 and have been playing guitar for 10 years. It took that long for me to find a set of electric strings that I really vibe with, and these are it. Originally bought these because I heard 10/38 is what Hendrix liked to use and apparently these Boomers are similar to a set of Fender strings from the 60s, also Hendrix-esque. Put the over-played Hendrix bit aside though and these are great strings. I like the balance of sizes because bending seems to be pretty consistent across the board. If you play heavy I wouldn't recommend these... But if you know how to work your guitar lightly with some finesse these are amazing strings. I have only ever used them on Strats, so I can't say for sure about any other guitar. I imagine they play good on anything though. Great strings, they've sold me for good.

                     
                    5.0

                    I recommend these strings

                    By BubbaGM

                    from Charlotte

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                    Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Only strings I use on my electrics. Quality and string life is great, perfect for my playing style.

                     
                    5.0

                    GHS Boomers!!!

                    By diffvt

                    from vermont

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Recording

                      Comments about GHS GBLXL Boomers Light/Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      GHS Boomers are excellent strings with a bright tone, equally great ringing clear or driven hard ... I've been using 009 sets, and 010 sets for 30 years. A new set of Boomers is essential for laying down new tracks.

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