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GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy  

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Gauges: 11-14-18-36-52-70. The Heavyweight Boomers continue to be the standard to play by. The bright, long-lasting tone continues to be THE POWER S...Read More

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Super-heavy bottom for potent power chords and light high end for ripping leads.

Gauges: 11-14-18-36-52-70. The Heavyweight Boomers continue to be the standard to play by. The bright, long-lasting tone continues to be THE POWER STRING. The perfect sound for all your guitar explosions. GHS has made the highest quality guitar strings since 1964. The choice of numerous guitar greats!


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GHSHeavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I pity the fool!

      These strings are awesome. I started out at 10-52 tuned D-standard, and they were too light, they got muddy at that tuning, so I moved up to the 10-60 set which...Read complete review

      These strings are awesome. I started out at 10-52 tuned D-standard, and they were too light, they got muddy at that tuning, so I moved up to the 10-60 set which I fell in love with and played for several years, with the 11-70's for drop C. Just recently, within the past year or two, I started using the 11-70's for D-standard and just fell in love with them all over again. I have them in my mahogany V with Dimarzio X2N's and they sound amazing. Perfect for heavy rhythm and even moreso for soloing, they really get you to hold onto the string for dear life and will improve your vibrato the longer you play them. I play progressive metal and like to try different tunings, and these strings are perfect for the low stuff, I've gone as low as drop G and they still maintained clarity.

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      really big bottom!

      The .070" barely fit through the tuning peg on my jackson kvx10! the GHS website says these are designed for A to A standard tuning on a 25" scale so dont...Read complete review

      The .070" barely fit through the tuning peg on my jackson kvx10! the GHS website says these are designed for A to A standard tuning on a 25" scale so dont buy these if you are only tuning down 1 or 2 steps. I am tuned down 2 steps, sometimes to drop Bb, and the action is REALLY high and the floyd rose system does not help. the bridge is flush and the two allen screws are as low as they can go. im not going to turn my truss rod the 3 complete turns it probably needs because im putting on normal strings in a few weeks.id only recommend using these on a real baritone that is tuned A to A or lower. If you are only going to drop C, 10-52s are fine so dont use these.

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      5.0

      GREAT STRINGS

      By StingRobb76

      from Temecula, CA.

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Great For Metal
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Detuned Guitars

      Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

      Great strings for detuned guitars and baritone guitars.

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      5.0

      The only option for SUPER LOW TUNINGS!

      By Turtle

      from Zanesville, OH

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

          These strings are a standard for me. I play a lot of modern metal with drop tunings as low as drop G. These are the only strings that keep decent tension at that tuning and sound great.

          I refuse to buy any other brand!

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          5.0

          Super Low End Crunch!

          By RectifiedGTRz

          from Knoxville, TN

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          Pros

          • Extra Crunchy Basses
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Initial Set-up
          • Trebles Really Light

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

          I needed a set for low B tuning on my Les Paul. These strings work the best for me. They have a tight sound on the basses which provide excellent definition. I use them with a Duncan Custom.

          As with any major tuning change, you will need to set up the guitar properly. Relief, action, and intonation will need to be checked and changed, which is time consuming with these strings. Trebles are really light and basses are really thick, so you will need to get used to them. Once you do, it's an awesome ride!!!

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          5.0

          Great For Low Tuning, and Cheap

          By Cameron

          from Lake Forest, CA

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                Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                Finally some strings thick enough for drop B and lower that aren't twice the cost.
                One thing to be careful of though, is that the 70 gauge might not fit through your tuning peg. On my les paul I had to widen the peg a tiny bit with a drill in order for it to fit through.
                These strings sound great: the thickness of them really adds to a heavier tone. I play in drop A# and they aren't floppy at all. The range from super skinny to really thick takes a bit of getting used to, but its kind-of nice when you are accustomed to it.
                I think thats about all I can say about these. I love them, and will continue to buy them. I recommend them for people tuned under Drop B.

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                5.0

                My favorites!

                By Walt

                from Chicago, Illinois area

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                    I've found these strings to do the best job for me. I play my Fender Strat hard, and these strings hold up the best under the hard strumming and chopping way that I play. They hold tuning very well and, certainly because of their size, last quite a long time for me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I pity the fool!

                    By Chip Roberts

                    from Enceladus, Saturn

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                        These strings are awesome. I started out at 10-52 tuned D-standard, and they were too light, they got muddy at that tuning, so I moved up to the 10-60 set which I fell in love with and played for several years, with the 11-70's for drop C. Just recently, within the past year or two, I started using the 11-70's for D-standard and just fell in love with them all over again. I have them in my mahogany V with Dimarzio X2N's and they sound amazing. Perfect for heavy rhythm and even moreso for soloing, they really get you to hold onto the string for dear life and will improve your vibrato the longer you play them. I play progressive metal and like to try different tunings, and these strings are perfect for the low stuff, I've gone as low as drop G and they still maintained clarity.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        All Fives

                        Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                        I use the GHS .10-.60 set on my LTD Viper-401fm and the .11-.70 set on my LTD-F-400fm and with these two guitars I can cover just about any tuning from D standard to drop G# with optimum string-tension and it's all due to the quality and versatility of these strings. I've tried several different brands of strings over the years and I've not found another brand of string that matches GHS in terms of tone, durability and lifespan. These strings will keep their tone a very long time and will resist rust and corrosion for months if you take care of them and use some fast fret on them fairly regularly. A previous review said that GHS recommends these strings for A - A tuning on a 25.5 scale guitar so keep that in mind. I keep my guitar (25.5 scale) tuned to drop-A, occasionally tuning as high as B standard, but I'm afraid to tune it any higher. All that being said - BE ADVISED: The .70 bottom on this set of strings will probably require some minor modifications to be made to your guitar. I had file out the nut, widen the string-hole on my tuning peg with a dremmel tool and file a slightly wider groove into the saddle so the string wouldn't slip off. If you're hesitant to do these modifications yourself take it to a local guitar shop and have them set it up for you. It may cost you a few bucks but it's worth it.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        PERFECT!

                        Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                        The absolute perfect set of strings for extended range tunings!

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                        5.0

                        My standard String Now

                        By MrHotsticks

                        from Tumwater WA

                        Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                        so i just put these on like 30 minutes ago after having the standard Heavyweights on. GHS knew where to increase the string size. All sizes increased except for the A and D string cuz those weren't floppy. I use them on a rebuilt Firebrand SG, so the scale is short at 24.562" so having massive strings is required for B standard or lower...They're nice and bright and should last for quite a while considering the size and material. I was a GHS fan for awhile then switch to DR, but i'm returning back to GHS for the variety and endurance these strings offer! You can also put these on a guitar with a floyd rose, you just gotta know how to adjust your guitar.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Made a world of difference in drop tuning

                        By stratkat

                        from Illinois

                        Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy:

                        These makes my epi les paul classic sound as close to a 7-string as a 6-string guitar can get. I was a little put off by how thick they were at first, but when I plugged in and tuned it to drop-C, (which usually sounded to low/sloppy,) and it sounded amazing (but evem still a little high.) Right now I have it in drop-A with a lot of gain, I can't believe they made such a huge difference. I've had them on for about 10 minutes, the only problem I have is that upstokes are awkward when I'm sweeping or alternate picking, but I think I'll overcome that once I get used to it.

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