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GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 10-13-17-30-44-52. Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the stand...Read More

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Bright, powerful sound to ignite all your guitar explosions.

Gauges 10-13-17-30-44-52. Roundwound nickel-plated steel delivers passion, power and performance. The dynamite alloy Boomers continue to be the standard electric guitar strings 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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GHSGBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (5)
    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (5)
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      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good quality, thick and bright tone.

    I use the GHS GBH Boomers set currently but I plan on switching to these because I want a lighter third string and still have the heavy 6th, 5th, and 4th strings. I...Read complete review

    I use the GHS GBH Boomers set currently but I plan on switching to these because I want a lighter third string and still have the heavy 6th, 5th, and 4th strings. I tune to B-E-A-D-F#-B. Sometimes I tune every string a half a step higher for a straight C tuning and they still play well. It seems like the 3rd string in particular has tone or intonation problems if it is too big for the D or D#. I think the 17 gauge string in this set is perfect for that.

    I usually play melodic or progressive metal like Arch Enemy or Soilwork.

    In general you should try to use the least winding as possible on the string posts. There is a technique where you can wind it backwards from how it's normally done, pull it under, and it ties into a knot around the string post as you tighten it. You need to leave some slack still, but not too much. This keeps the string from moving or slipping because it will be independent of the string post. You should try to stretch the strings gently or as little as possible. Too much stretching can cause the core of the string to separate from the windings and will kill the tone. If you use a locking nut, always cut off the ball on the string. Some useful information from a professional guitar technician that I use.

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    Hear me please. DO NOT BUY THEM, IT'S A WASTE OF MONEY.I bought them and the d-string only lasted 2 days now, after 2,5 weeks thei're all broken. And I got to...Read complete review

    Hear me please. DO NOT BUY THEM, IT'S A WASTE OF MONEY.I bought them and the d-string only lasted 2 days now, after 2,5 weeks thei're all broken. And I got to add, that I'm not wery hard-handed player, so think About my words. PS! When hanving a trem-bridged guitar, do not even think 'bout buyng them. But in the end, it's your money and you should know know what to do with it.

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    5.0

    Nice strings

    By C1platinum

    from Carrollton,MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

      I purchased these strings so I could experiment with some lower turnings on my 6 string schecter. I am not disappointed. You could almost do djent on these. Nice tone. Can't say much for the life as I have only had em a few days.

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      5.0

      Good quality, thick and bright tone.

      By MetalGuitarEnthusiast

      from New Mexico

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

        I use the GHS GBH Boomers set currently but I plan on switching to these because I want a lighter third string and still have the heavy 6th, 5th, and 4th strings. I tune to B-E-A-D-F#-B. Sometimes I tune every string a half a step higher for a straight C tuning and they still play well. It seems like the 3rd string in particular has tone or intonation problems if it is too big for the D or D#. I think the 17 gauge string in this set is perfect for that.

        I usually play melodic or progressive metal like Arch Enemy or Soilwork.

        In general you should try to use the least winding as possible on the string posts. There is a technique where you can wind it backwards from how it's normally done, pull it under, and it ties into a knot around the string post as you tighten it. You need to leave some slack still, but not too much. This keeps the string from moving or slipping because it will be independent of the string post. You should try to stretch the strings gently or as little as possible. Too much stretching can cause the core of the string to separate from the windings and will kill the tone. If you use a locking nut, always cut off the ball on the string. Some useful information from a professional guitar technician that I use.

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        5.0

        Great strings, What ZW used before

        By Sixxman

        from Maize, KS

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

          These are great strings! Started using back when Zakk Wylde was still endorsing/using them before he switched over to using Dunlop strings. Wanted to switch to those as well to try them, but the ZW series didn't have 10-52 gauge set so I went back to the Boomers (Dunlop does have 10-52 set, but it doesn't sound as good as the GHS set does). Have been using this particular set for about 10 years now, but have been experimenting with other brands jsut to see, but still going back to this brand. Great for any style.

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          5.0

          Don't listen to the bad reviews!

          By Dakr

          from Louisville, KY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

            These strings are some of the best! The last time I've put a pair on my guitar was in February ten months ago and they still sound and feel great. No rust either. And about the tremolo issue, the guitar I use these strings on is a Jackson KV2 USA and everything works just fine. They are easy to install and the whammy bar doesn't lock up and make you not able to bend the strings or whatever the other guy said. Yes of course they are only for a specific type of music since they are so big. I however wouldn't recommend these to anyone playing light style guitar playing like the Beatles. They're just too much oomf coming from the amp. Definitely for metal or some heavier rock. P.S. I broke my high e string from squeezing to hard on it on the head stock, and like I said I have a Floyd Rose and the string broke from the tower. But the locking mechanism at the neck keeps the string in place, in tune, all the time. I don't think I've tuned my guitar for 10 months besides minor adjustments with the fine tuners on the bridge. Great sound overall.

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            5.0

            Put some meat on your tone.

            By thebird55

            from Georgia

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

              I like to bend strings, and these take the abuse. The only time I ever broke one was because of a problem with my guitar.

              The fact that these are gauged much like acoustic strings makes the transition from acoustic to electric and back again much easier.

              Great value. Why spend more for specially treated or coated strings, and wind up spending more time playing them at less than optimal tone, when you can just slap a new set of these on and fall in love all over again? (Which I just did.)

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              4.0

              Good, almosts Ideal

              By Lukeg87

              from Carbondale, IL

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Not Too Bright Liike
              • Very good tone

              Cons

              • No Wound 3rd

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

                Really like the tones of these srtings, and the extra-heavy bottoms are great for hard rock/metal, and even for the blues. These would be the ideal strings for me if only the 3rd (g) string was wound, and not plain.

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                5.0

                Not the Best but....

                By Stilldog

                from Peoria, Il

                Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

                I really enjoyed having these strings. I'm actually going to list the cons first and then the pros. Cons: the strings take a little longer than other brands to sound good. Maybe I just didn't stretch them out enough, but I'm pretty sure thats just how the strings are. Also, they are only great for a few specific styles. I mean, they sound good for anything, especially with the right guitar/amp (as would any strings), but if you want great tone out of them then you are stuck doing Led Zeppelin and White Stripes type songs. They are the same strings that Jack White uses, which is why I bought them, and they really do bring out some of that Airline guitar (or whatever they are called) sound. They play nice but the tone is a bit lacking on the higher strings. An easy fix to that would just be buying thicker strings because generally they have better tone. Personally I perfer DR strings, but if I had another elctric guitar then I would dedicate my Gretsch Electromatic to DR and the other guitar to these GHS. Great buy, especially if you just wanna mess around or try something new.

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                5.0

                Breaking faces with nothing but tone

                Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

                I play in a deatth/metalcore band and i use this gauge strings to play in drop b. Now i like these but here is something to keep in mind for them to get the full effect you gotta stretch them. if you dont you will lose your tuning right after you play your first few riffs. Otherwise they are great, just use common sense

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                5.0

                Great Strings

                By StraussDaddy-6r5g1

                from Shamokin,PA

                Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

                i use these ona number of guitars i started using them because morello uses ghs n they honestly give the brightest treble sound i was lookin for i used to use daddario's cuz they honestly were a nice sounding string for heavier stuff but these are very flexible with most styles of playing...my only beef is i change them every 2 weeks because i play everyday so pinch harmonics are harder after that...loli use em on a ibanez rg 370 dx a epiphone les paul custom n a fender telecaster mim on a marshall halfstack

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                5.0

                Bright Yet Chunky, Easy to Play and Durable

                By Jimmy-bAlNW

                from SoCal

                Comments about GHS GBTNT Boomers Thin-Thick Electric Guitar Strings:

                I can't remember the last time I broke a string. I practice and gig regularly and I always end up changing just because they get old, never because I break them. As long as I wipe 'em down and use some "Fast Fret" they last as long as you could reasonably expect before you're ready to just throw on another set because "new" ones sound so killer. I play standard, dropped-half step and dropped-full step, with drop 6th string, making it a drop "C". These handle either tuning and sound great - good chunky tone with the heavier guage 6th, 5th and 4th and 1st, 2nd and 3rd are heavy enough to give you some bite and stay in tune, yet light enough that you don't feel like you're trying to wrestle a gorilla when you're playing leads. Good all around string. I've played Boomers all my life and have no desire to change.

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