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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Somewhat

These strings are not perfect, but they don't suck. My ESP EC-2005 came with them and they were pretty good for a while. A lot of crap started to build up on...Read complete review

These strings are not perfect, but they don't suck. My ESP EC-2005 came with them and they were pretty good for a while. A lot of crap started to build up on them and the intonation was really off. I recently got my guitar re-strung with Ernie Ball Super Slinkys. I would recommend them over these GHS.

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5.0

Will buy again

By Just playin

from jackson alabama

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

I play a wide range of music. These strings cover the lows and the highs of the music plus they are bendable enough for my solos.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Been using these for years.

By thebird55

from Warner Robins, GA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Aside from great tone, they are perfect for transitioning from acoustic guitar to electric, because they make an electric guitar play a little more like an acoustic.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best I've Ever Played

      By Matt-aH1V.

      from New York

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

      I've been using these for years now, and they're the best I've ever played. Full sound, long sustain, long life, and a great value to boot. After you've played these, everything else will feel flimsy and dead-sounding. One note though: I would not recommend these for the beginner -- you need to build up some hand strength first using lighter strings, I think.

       
      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.

         
        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.

           
          5.0

          Great strings, What ZW used before

          By SixxMan

          from Kansas

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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.

             
            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.

               
              5.0

              Put some meat on your tone.

              By thebird55

              from Warner Robins, GA

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              Verified Buyer

              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.)

                 
                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.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome metal strings

                  By TheMetallicaMan

                  from Shepherdsville, KY

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

                  These strings are kinda big if you haven't used them before but I got used to them pretty quick, just make sure your guitar can handle the thicker guages before you put them on or your gonna have problems. Also, the thicker guages make it harder to bend the thickest strings so watch out for that.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Not the Best but....

                  By Stilldog

                  from Peoria, Il

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                  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.

                   
                  5.0

                  NO other strings but these !!

                  By AL-EsWhu

                  from BYRON,CA

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

                  I started using these boomers cause i had problems with strings breaking on me and i've used lots of different brands. there are no other strings i would put on my guitars (all 7 elect.)but these. they not only hold up to my pounding but the tones are amazinging. i've just replaced the zake wild set on my LP after 2-3 months of hard playing (2hrs every other day)with the lights, and the tone quality just makes your jaws drop, it is all that. My other axes all has floyd rose, pro III trems and i have had no problems going with heavier gauge strings as long as you add springs it no big deal. i don't have that problem about strings breaking in the middle of sets anymore, i just play. for those that actually break these strings, or have a complaint with the tremolo adjustments, i can only suggest you find another instrument to without strings or moving parts. JUST SHUT UP AND PLAY.

                   
                  5.0

                  Pickers Treat

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

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

                  Ok, so here's my story: I had a friend put on strings for me a few years back because I was just starting out, and didn't know a thing about strings. One day, my e-string broke, and I decided to get a whole new set. I got the ghs 10-46 set. I loved the high strings, but I couldn't get heavy tone on the low end. So, when those strings died, I put an 11-50 set on. The low strings were better, but bending didn't feel natural on the higher strings. One day, I was looking at the different gauges for ghs strings, and I decided to try a 10-52 set out. They were perfect for me. I could tune to drop-d and thrash out, and then play some hendrix on the higher strings. I haven't used any other strings since I got that first set of 10-52's. However, if you want to tune farther than 1 and a half steps down, the tone will start to fade. In this case, get a set od DR 12-56's for some serious low-tuning.

                   
                  5.0

                  almost perfect

                  By Mr.Magic fingers

                  from st.louis

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

                  I use these strings coupled with an Ernie Ball 70 gauge string. I toss away the 10 gauge string that comes with it and its the best set of baritone strings a man could ask for! I have search and search, experimented tried and tested all combinations and sets. I have mixed bass strings with guitar strings and looked for the best tone and brightness matching. all tries will fall short of this set. Even the sets that are advertised as "baritone" strings wont be as good! I know how the guitarist of The Acacia Strain feels. Do yourself a favor and search no further.

                   
                  5.0

                  Breaking faces with nothing but tone

                  By FACEBREAKER

                  from NC

                  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

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Strings, That's it

                  By ZeroGuitarist69-aN-ej

                  from Troy, MO

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

                  I used to use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms, but these strings are so much better quality. GHS makes durable strings that sound amazing no matter what the age of the string. I play primarily everything heavy, but these strings sound amazing for even softer applications. The thinner strings are great for leads because they are thin, but the thicker strings give amazing amounts of oomph to your chords. These strings are incredible, and I swear by them, I'll only use GHS TNTs now.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good for low tuning

                  By Zak-I5-lP

                  from big GA

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

                  Well, i got these bad boys thinking that i would stay in standard and run some deep chords and nice and high leads. Not really, these are definately for dropped C or something like that. once you put them in low tuning they are awesome, great for stuff like slipknot and COB. Great strings, but think before you buy.

                   
                  5.0

                  nice strings

                  By Antoinio

                  from nj

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

                  i used to used ernie ball strings , but i was looking for a different sound, something deeper and richer, i was sick of tinny ernie balls, so i read in an article that Chris Duarte uses GHS Strings. So i thought i would try them. So i put them on and i thought that i was lifted to heaven. They sounded so much better than the ernie balls. A deep broad sound was produced w/ the neckpickup of my strat. it was quite lovely. plus these strings are pretty heavy. The lows sound great as well. They do dull out after a while, and i mean a while, like 6 months. So if your lookin for a long lasting, great sounding, everlasting strings, buy these, u wont be disgusted.

                   
                  5.0

                  Greatest strings for metal

                  By jacksondxmgt

                  from Mass

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

                  These strings rock, the combo of thick and thin is perfect for going for the heaviest of power chords to still being able to shred on the top three strings. Right after you put them on you will hear a big difference. Your guitar will sound powerful.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Do not buy if your guitar has a tremolo bridge..

                  By whatever-PTvgb

                  from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

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

                  ghs strings are great but do not uy this set if your guitar has a tremolo because the thickness of them makes them EXTREMELY tense and will lift the bridge out ridiculously and the whammy bar useless and the strings will not bend almost at all. In my opinion. only buy these if you have done your research and are using nothing higher than Drop C tuning.

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