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GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings 

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

Gauges: 9-11-16-24-32-42

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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GHSGBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long life (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ever since I got GHS Guitar Boomers

Ever since I got GHS Guitar Boomers with my Les Paul, I never switched strings. I got more addicted to these things than the other strings I used. These strings have that powerful...Read complete review

Ever since I got GHS Guitar Boomers with my Les Paul, I never switched strings. I got more addicted to these things than the other strings I used. These strings have that powerful performance that last over 2 months. I also loved that wicked tone they bring with and even without an amp. They can be used for any genre, like rock, metal, country, punk, blues etc. You should also notice the leisure with the tone, lasting, and performance that these things can shove in your face!

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Average strings, I guess...

GHS boomers were some of the first strings I ever used. However, I have tried many types to find the strings that are best for me, and in my opinion GHS doesn't compare...Read complete review

GHS boomers were some of the first strings I ever used. However, I have tried many types to find the strings that are best for me, and in my opinion GHS doesn't compare to companies like Ernie Ball, Dean Markley, and D'addario in terms of sound.The feel of these strings are average. There's nothing bad, but nothing really special about them either. They bend alright. I would recommend any of the strings I mentioned above over GHS boomers.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ever since I got GHS Guitar Boomers

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

Ever since I got GHS Guitar Boomers with my Les Paul, I never switched strings. I got more addicted to these things than the other strings I used. These strings have that powerful performance that last over 2 months. I also loved that wicked tone they bring with and even without an amp. They can be used for any genre, like rock, metal, country, punk, blues etc. You should also notice the leisure with the tone, lasting, and performance that these things can shove in your face!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

will buy again

By Stuart

from undisclosed

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Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

use them on my T5 always good results

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best

By Eric

from Jersey

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    I have tried almost every brand out there and nothing compares to ghs. There's a reason why Randy rhoads used these. They sound the best. I use all gauges ranging from 9's to 12's. Ghs are still the best

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very acceptable for strats

    By Guitar-dood

    from Dekalb, IL

    Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    They seem to work better with my strats, than with my humbucker-equipped guitars. The tone is outstanding on my strats. I'm VERY fussy about my sound, and really love the tone my strats put out with a new set of boomers on them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great Value

    Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    .10
    Been using GHS GBXL Boomers for years. I switched to these many years ago after taking in a guitar to the store I purchased it from to have the action professionally set up. After getting my guitar back and playing it at home for awhile, I went back to the store to ask what strings the tech had installed because I really liked them. GHS Boomers .009-.042. In trying out two other gauges of GHS Boomers since, I find Boomers to be the best value for the money. My personal preference in gauge is .009-.042. Provided I wipe my GBXL's down with a bandana after each session, they retain flexibility and quality of tone for a good long time. As a comparison with at least one other brand, . While the initial tone and ring was superb, they didn't last anywhere near as long as GHS Boomers.
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boomer 9's

    By dark_tiger

    from The Region, Indiana

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    Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    Been using GHS Boomer 9's for years. Don't even want to try anything else.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome strings at an awesome price

    By Mr. Mom

    from Greenwood, AR

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    Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    GHS strings are the best! I have used them for 10 years and they have never failed me. Great strings for rock, metal, alt., etc.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet strings

    By Peteman86

    from NT, NewYork

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    Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    These are the best strings I have ever bought. Tone is awesome and they agree perfectly with my dual humbuckers. Easy to play and smoother so less wear and tear on your fingers if you slide alot. I have tried lots of strings and these are the best. My only gripe is I find myself playing guitar so much more that I wear the strings out in 1.5 months.

     
    5.0

    Best strings ever

    By Grizz

    from NE Texas

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      Used these strings since I started 33 years ago, have tried other brands but have removed them, threw them away and restrung with GHS. I prefer the .009-.042 set they sound the best to me. have used different sizes up and down but these are the ones I like the most. Last for a long time even when one of several guitar I have winds up sitting for a while without being played these still perform excellently after time.

       
      5.0

      Excellent tone and feel.

      By mcal762

      from Virginia

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      Comments about GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      excellent strings can't be beat for the price and quality!!!

       
      5.0

      Great service, would buy again

      By Stilletto

      from Hastings, NY

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      Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      GHS boomers are always consistent with durability and sound.

       
      5.0

      Boomers rule!

      By thekind1

      from Kernville Ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Break In Quickly
      • Consistent
      • Great Tone
      • Long Life
      • Not TOO bright

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Gigs
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        What can I say? Best strings ever. I sometimes try the "latest and greatest" but always come back to Boomers. Tone, feel, long life and consistency in every pack every time, and I have been using them for over 30 years. Doesn't matter what genre, put them on, stretch them out and let it fly. Love, love love GHS Boomers...

         
        5.0

        MOST RELIABLE

        By Larry

        from So. Cal

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I've been using GHS strings for many years because they just don't break very often. Back in the day I used Fender strings and would break one in 3 or 4 days, then tried Ernie Ball and would break one in as little as a day, tried D'Addario and they felt like they "rolled" when you bent them, so when GHS would last 2 or 3 weeks playing 5 nights a week, I just stuck with 'em! I just play til 1 breaks & change 'em all... the starving musician's way!

           
          5.0

          Keep these boomers on hand

          By LurchNavarro1965

          from Duncanville, TX

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              These are definitely the lightest feel while truly bendable and retaining the best sounds you paid for your guitar. Your ax will love it.

               
              5.0

              Just A Good Sounding String

              By Mike

              from TN.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy Bends
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                This are just a great string company . Never any problems. GHS has been manufacturing strings for over 40+ years. They are one of the best on the martket, if not the best and I have been using then for 20 years. Many new custom sets to fit anyone needs. I use the .009s mostly on my Les Pauls, great bends and great sustain.

                 
                5.0

                The Best Strings

                By Fondue Lox

                from Eastern,Washington

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Been using GHS strings for most of the time i have been playing guitar. Yea, i've tried all the other top name brands but i always come back to GHS 9-42's. They sound the best and last the longest and most importantly, feel the best!! Try a set, you won't be disapointed and you might just discover "Your" new strings.

                   
                  5.0

                  GHS are the best

                  By musician_1976

                  from NC.

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      im 36 years old. been playing since 15. went through many, many strings, and the Ghs boomers always feel perfect. been using ghs for probably a good 20 years solid. every time i have used another string, something always feels off, expecially if you do alot of bends. another words best electric string around.

                       
                      5.0

                      shredders delight

                      By colin191-bmPca

                      from MD

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                      Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      These strings surprised me. Maybe its just my fingers, but these strings glide and slide well. Pretty bright sound good for blues and funk especially. These strings really made my clear channel sound amazing. Theses strings probably wouldn't be ideal for heavy metal but i can get a pretty heavy sound on my ibanez with double hums.

                       
                      4.0

                      Average strings

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      They sound good but dont last very long.

                       
                      4.0

                      Almost worse than standard

                      By AKMusician

                      from Valdez, AK

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                      Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I recently bought these strings and put them on my guitar (Epiphone junior) and they don't sound as good as the ones that were on there. They don't twang like the other ones, but the sound is not what I had expected.

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