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GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings  

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

Gauges 11-15-18-26-36-50

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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GHSGBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Concerts (5)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Brilliance and Resilience

    I broke a string today, a GBM high "E." I put these on my Maestro SC in June of last year, but from argument's sake, we'll call it 1 July 2012....Read complete review

    I broke a string today, a GBM high "E." I put these on my Maestro SC in June of last year, but from argument's sake, we'll call it 1 July 2012. Conservatively, I'd say I play about thirty minutes in an average day, and I detune, retune, thrash, tap, leave my guitar out of its case at all times in varying temperatures and humidity...I'm pretty much a guitar tech's worst nightmare. That said, let's do the math: half-hour a day, 184 days, that would be 92 hours of playing I put these things through. The other five have held the ringing bite they had over half a year ago, and I've run them into the ground. I'm ordering more immediately after I submit this, as should anyone who wants gorgeous-sounding, resilient, inexpensive strings.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bought this 2 days ago, now they are rusted.

    Ok, so my previous set of strings on my SG were Elixers(nanoweb)Light gauge (a little weird for thrash metal) so I headed to a music shop after my high E snapped...Read complete review

    Ok, so my previous set of strings on my SG were Elixers(nanoweb)Light gauge (a little weird for thrash metal) so I headed to a music shop after my high E snapped and I was looking for Elixers in Med. gauge but it turned out that they didn't have any so Mr. Employee tells me to try out these ghs boomers only 5$ he says opposed to 11$ for the Elixers. Hesitantly I accept I get home play for about an hour (some metal) wipe the strings down with a clean cloth, sleep, go to school, come back, take my guitar out of its case, begin to play and I notice it feels funny on the D and B strings, turns out they've both rusted in 2 separate places on the strings, I estimate they will have a maximum life of about a week before I have to change them. I take care of my strings My old Elixers(nanoweb) lasted 4 MONTHS! and never rusted. on the pro side I was impressed with the "Metal" sound I got from the boomers (because of gauge change?") but they love to make that noise when you slide a powerchord up and down the fretboard which gets annoying and the Elixers don't do that. Tread carefully if you consider buying these.

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    3.0

    Mediocre

    By GideonD

    from Staunton, VA

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Corrosion
    • Not Consistent
    • Too Stretchy

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

    Overall, these strings sound fine. Decent tone and good brightness. However, they have corrosion spots on them right out of a sealed pack. They also seem to stretch forever. I've been constantly returning for the past week and just now getting to the point where they seem to be settling down and keeping tune.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GHS ROCK!

    By Bluesman21

    from Oceanside CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        These strings are a perfect example of perfect set of strings time after time. They produce the most output I have ever heard in my opinion. I have tried the cobalts and diff brands to compare and nothing matches the big boom sound of GHS Boomers. These strings are perfect for Rock and Blues. Go out today and try a set. Trust me you wont regret it:)

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        5.0

        The only string I use....

        By Barcode Screamer

        from Winchester, Va

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

          I used many brands until 10 years ago I started using Boomers.I play different styles of music from blues to metal, and no string seems to hold it's brilliant tone as long as these do. I am rough on strings and sweat big-time..... I get lazy and play 5 gigs (as well as all the rehearsal) with them before I start calling the current set my "lucky" strings and make plans to change them.. You can't go wrong with Boomers.

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          5.0

          Great strings for a heavy tone

          By Xerum26

          from SLO, CA

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Low Tuning
            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            I bought these strings when I first began pursuing heavier tones and still use them after much experimenting. These strings will take a beating and still scream for you. I use them on my 24 frett ESP LTD AX360 and love them.

            One concern is that with these heavier gauge strings you may need to adjust your intonation to allow your strigns to properly intonate. Heavy gauge strings aren't right for all guitars. for example I would never put these on my 22 frett ibanez s-series. Generally longer necks and higher action is better for heavier strings.

            Cheers! Keep shredding

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brilliance and Resilience

            By Mr. Serious

            from The Shallow End of the Gene Pool

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Clean
              • Concerts
              • Dirty
              • Lead
              • Practicing
              • Rhythm

              Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

              I broke a string today, a GBM high "E." I put these on my Maestro SC in June of last year, but from argument's sake, we'll call it 1 July 2012. Conservatively, I'd say I play about thirty minutes in an average day, and I detune, retune, thrash, tap, leave my guitar out of its case at all times in varying temperatures and humidity...I'm pretty much a guitar tech's worst nightmare. That said, let's do the math: half-hour a day, 184 days, that would be 92 hours of playing I put these things through. The other five have held the ringing bite they had over half a year ago, and I've run them into the ground. I'm ordering more immediately after I submit this, as should anyone who wants gorgeous-sounding, resilient, inexpensive strings.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Have not recieved after two weeks

              By marty

              from greenfield ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

              I would love to review if only it was here

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              roundcore/alloy=great strings

              By phishy

              from houston

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                boomers are different. they have a roundcore which makes for better contact with the wrap. better sustain and longer life. this is truth not hype. DR strings, dean markley vintage, and boomers all have round cores. boomers also have the alloy which makes for great punch and attack. try a few sets for a few months. you'll never use hex core strings again.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The strings were for my daughter

                By Beffers

                from Mcarthur Ohio

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • She Loves Them

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Heavy Metal
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  She loves them. Perfect for everything from Rock to Heavy Metal.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A good & heavy gauge for standard tuning

                  By Ampbox

                  from USA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I needed to find a set of strings that would play well on a 24-fret guitar if tuned to Standard tuning. And as many gauges as D'Addario makes, I couldn't find one set that'd achieve what I wanted. So, I looked at GHS Boomers because I know for one that they have some 'pop' to their sound. Plus, I wanted to see if GHS had sets that were more agreeable to me.

                      The 11-50 set works for me as a Metal player. I needed some low end beef and the gauges included for the bass strings are better for standard tuning on my guitar (Jackson Soloist). The low E string gauged at 50 is solid, but not as brutal to bend as a 52 would be. And what really sold me on this set of gauges were the D and A strings which are two gauges lower than what D'Addario had on their 11-49 set.

                      The top strings don't flop around when you're soloing and are strong-sounding which are things I desire.

                      One thing I do believe the D'Addario's I've tried have that's better than the GHS Boomers are in the area of tone. The Boomers sound flatter in comparison, but I think the Boomers allow you to dial in a more accurate sound for your particular style of music. D'Addario's also sound beefier at this gauge IME.

                      These strings seem to last and don't wear down quickly. Although one of the unwound strings had some wear on it at the end that would go to the headstock, but I didn't find it to be problematic and as I've mentioned - these strings seem to wear well and are durable.

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Bought this 2 days ago, now they are rusted.

                      By Joey-m.nr4

                      from Asheville NC

                      Comments about GHS GBM Boomers Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Ok, so my previous set of strings on my SG were Elixers(nanoweb)Light gauge (a little weird for thrash metal) so I headed to a music shop after my high E snapped and I was looking for Elixers in Med. gauge but it turned out that they didn't have any so Mr. Employee tells me to try out these ghs boomers only 5$ he says opposed to 11$ for the Elixers. Hesitantly I accept I get home play for about an hour (some metal) wipe the strings down with a clean cloth, sleep, go to school, come back, take my guitar out of its case, begin to play and I notice it feels funny on the D and B strings, turns out they've both rusted in 2 separate places on the strings, I estimate they will have a maximum life of about a week before I have to change them. I take care of my strings My old Elixers(nanoweb) lasted 4 MONTHS! and never rusted. on the pro side I was impressed with the "Metal" sound I got from the boomers (because of gauge change?") but they love to make that noise when you slide a powerchord up and down the fretboard which gets annoying and the Elixers don't do that. Tread carefully if you consider buying these.

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