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GHS Heavyweight Boomers Custom Lo-Tune Electric Guitar Strings Heavy   

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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 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (44)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New Favorite

I know that everyone's likes/dislikes, preferences, and gear differ very greatly. The last 20 years I had used nothing but medium GHS Boomers. Recently I decided to try out their heavyweights....Read complete review

I know that everyone's likes/dislikes, preferences, and gear differ very greatly. The last 20 years I had used nothing but medium GHS Boomers. Recently I decided to try out their heavyweights. For me personally, these strings are the best I've ever used. They sound amazing in any tuning and really beef up chords. The best thing about them in my experience and gear is that they keep their tension even when tuned very low, which is obviously one of the reasons why GHS created them in the first place. Really good string tension has proven to be a major factor in overall sound quality in addition to my hatred of loose and floppy strings. So, these might not work for everyone and their respective gear, but to me they have been absolutely amazing. A whole new realm of tone.

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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

Nice for D Standard on 24 3/4 scale length guitars

By Russell

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

These are heavy. I had to drill out my Schaler tuner peg just so the .70 could fit through. But they sound great. Might be too heavy gauge for 25 1/2" scale length guitars.

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5.0

New Favorite

By Pete

from Cape Fear, North Carolina

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Retains string tension
  • Strong
  • Very clear and powerful sound
  • Very tight chords

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    I know that everyone's likes/dislikes, preferences, and gear differ very greatly. The last 20 years I had used nothing but medium GHS Boomers. Recently I decided to try out their heavyweights. For me personally, these strings are the best I've ever used. They sound amazing in any tuning and really beef up chords. The best thing about them in my experience and gear is that they keep their tension even when tuned very low, which is obviously one of the reasons why GHS created them in the first place. Really good string tension has proven to be a major factor in overall sound quality in addition to my hatred of loose and floppy strings. So, these might not work for everyone and their respective gear, but to me they have been absolutely amazing. A whole new realm of tone.

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    5.0

    GREAT STRINGS

    By StingRobb76

    from Temecula, CA.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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

        About Me Experienced

        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

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        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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            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.

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                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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                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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