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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 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Long life (11)
    • Consistent (10)
    • Good tone (10)
    • Well built / quality (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (8)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My "go to" strings!

    Everyone has their own opinion on what works for them and what doesn't when it comes to strings. And these just work for me. I've tried just about every string on the market....Read complete review

    Everyone has their own opinion on what works for them and what doesn't when it comes to strings. And these just work for me. I've tried just about every string on the market. Everything from brands that have been around forever to the latest and supposedly greatest. The newest alloys....everything. And I always come back to GHS Boomers. I should have never strayed away from them. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. They last as long as any string out there. They hold their tone as well as any popular brand. To me, the tension feels just right. Flexible enough to bend easily, yet firm enough for excellent intonation. They are a working musicians string. The round cores give them a hint of warmth and aggressive mids while retaining brightness without brittleness. I have used D'Addarrios a bit in the past but find they tarnish quicker and lose too end bite quicker than the GHS. Compared to the Boomers, D'Addario XL's sound sterile. The Boomers sound alive. Put it this way...If they GHS Strings were good enough for Randy Rhoads and Stevie Ray Vaughan and continue to be good enough for David Gilmour, then they are plenty good enough for us mere mortals.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

      My "go to" strings!

      By Skid

      from Central Florida

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Excellent intonation
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Everyone has their own opinion on what works for them and what doesn't when it comes to strings. And these just work for me. I've tried just about every string on the market. Everything from brands that have been around forever to the latest and supposedly greatest. The newest alloys....everything. And I always come back to GHS Boomers. I should have never strayed away from them. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. They last as long as any string out there. They hold their tone as well as any popular brand. To me, the tension feels just right. Flexible enough to bend easily, yet firm enough for excellent intonation. They are a working musicians string. The round cores give them a hint of warmth and aggressive mids while retaining brightness without brittleness. I have used D'Addarrios a bit in the past but find they tarnish quicker and lose too end bite quicker than the GHS. Compared to the Boomers, D'Addario XL's sound sterile. The Boomers sound alive. Put it this way...If they GHS Strings were good enough for Randy Rhoads and Stevie Ray Vaughan and continue to be good enough for David Gilmour, then they are plenty good enough for us mere mortals.

         
        5.0

        I will always buy these strings!

        By Chris

        from Key West Florida

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Slinky!
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Everything!
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I first started using GHS when they first came out. Remember the little fuzzy guy they used to put on the package cover? These strings are punchy and musically liquid sounding, durable and slinky. Very high quality string, Stevie Ray the Magnificent used GHS, a greater endorsement they could not have! It's a string that feels so good to your hands and sounds so good to your ears, that you don't want to put the guitar down.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Absolutely the BEST!!!

           
          5.0

          great produck

          By ed

          from mountain View AR

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            All my guitars are set up for these strings

             
            5.0

            Best strings ever

            By Grizz

            from N.E. 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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              Verified Buyer

              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

                  About Me Experienced

                  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.

                          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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