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Gauges: 10-13-17-36-52-60. Super-heavy bottom for power chords and light high end for ripping leads. The Heavyweight Boomers continue to be the stan...Click To Read More About This Product

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Roundwound nickel-plated steel give more passion and power to your performance.

Gauges: 10-13-17-36-52-60. Super-heavy bottom for power chords and light high end for ripping leads. The Heavyweight Boomers continue to be the standard electric guitar strings to play on. 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 Electric Guitar Strings Light Top
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

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Excellent Strings

After trying a few different brands and gauges of strings over a five year period I have finally found the perfect brand/set of strings for playing in C# and drop-B tunings. I started...Read complete review

After trying a few different brands and gauges of strings over a five year period I have finally found the perfect brand/set of strings for playing in C# and drop-B tunings. I started out playing Ernie Ball sets on a 25.5 scale guitar in standard tuning but when I began experimenting with down-tuning I found the EB sets to be lacking in tone and definition the lower I tuned my guitar not to mention constantly breaking my low E string. When I switched to playing a 24 3/4 scale guitar in C# and drop-B I had to start looking for a new set of strings because the EB "not even slinky" sets I had been using just were not cutting it. I tried Dean Markley Blue Steel .13's with a wound 3rd string and found the top strings to be cumbersome and the low .56 still not heavy enough for dropping the low E to B. I went to every single music shop in town looking for a light top/extremely heavy bottom set and I finally ran across the GHS .10 - .60 set on sale, two for the price of one. Perfect! These strings last forever. If you use some GHS Fast Fret on them they keep their tone better than any other brand of string I've tried and I have yet to break a string in the year or so I've been using the GHS .10-.60 sets. The tone is fantastic and they sound great on a mahogony/maple body guitar with EMG pickups. It does take some getting used to the difference in string gauge between the low and high strings but it didn't take me long to learn to adjust my pick attack for the lighter strings on the top end. If you know how to set up your guitar for heavy gauge strings get 'em and go to town! If not I would highly recommend you take your guitar to a guitar/music shop and have it set up by a pro. Oh, for you kids out there: these strings are NOT meant for standard tuning and they will not make you sound like Zakk Wylde but they might make you a better guitarist if used as intended. I now use GHS strings on all my electric guitars.

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Outstanding Quality

Some heart felt comments here. Long time Ernie Ball Slinky user here. I just love the sound of Slinkys, and as Gibson only guitar player, feel the Slinkys genuinely encapsulate that 'Gibson...Read complete review

Some heart felt comments here. Long time Ernie Ball Slinky user here. I just love the sound of Slinkys, and as Gibson only guitar player, feel the Slinkys genuinely encapsulate that 'Gibson sound'. Not the most powerful string, but always the best balance between brightness, warmth and clarity. Unfortunately, their quality over the last several years has really begun to waiver. They just break far too easy now, and sometimes *appear* corroded right out of their new packaging. So now I am out to find a new string which I am realizing how difficult it is! Strings impact your tone more then I ever thought possible. In my search for new strings, I decided to try these. Musician's Friend sells these strings very reasonably, and have heard nothing but good things about them, especially how break resistant they are. I ordered a 3 pack and restrung a couple of my Flying Vs. Right off the bat I noticed how well packaged they were. Far better then the Slinkys are. Each string is packaged in an air tight sleeve, and then all the individual string packages are packaged together in an air tight container. I immediately noticed and felt the quality of these strings. It's obvious GHS has taken the construction of these strings very seriously. Excellent wrap on the wound strings exude. Absolutely clean with neatly produced ball ends. Just good looking, high quality strings. You can just feel the quality of these strings, especially compared to the EB Slinkys. They tuned up quickly, and became stable almost immediately. The tone is loud, thick, aggressive, and strong. However, not bright enough for me. They really have a unique sound. These might be perfect for a really bright sounding guitar to add warmth. Tone to a degree is subjective, so you may love them. I am going to try another brighter string offering from GHS. I am completely impressed with their quality and they represent an excellent value.

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3.0

Outstanding Quality

By Adrian R

from Far North Chicago Burbs

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  • Excellent Packaging
  • Long Life
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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    Some heart felt comments here. Long time Ernie Ball Slinky user here. I just love the sound of Slinkys, and as Gibson only guitar player, feel the Slinkys genuinely encapsulate that 'Gibson sound'. Not the most powerful string, but always the best balance between brightness, warmth and clarity. Unfortunately, their quality over the last several years has really begun to waiver. They just break far too easy now, and sometimes *appear* corroded right out of their new packaging. So now I am out to find a new string which I am realizing how difficult it is! Strings impact your tone more then I ever thought possible. In my search for new strings, I decided to try these. Musician's Friend sells these strings very reasonably, and have heard nothing but good things about them, especially how break resistant they are. I ordered a 3 pack and restrung a couple of my Flying Vs. Right off the bat I noticed how well packaged they were. Far better then the Slinkys are. Each string is packaged in an air tight sleeve, and then all the individual string packages are packaged together in an air tight container. I immediately noticed and felt the quality of these strings. It's obvious GHS has taken the construction of these strings very seriously. Excellent wrap on the wound strings exude. Absolutely clean with neatly produced ball ends. Just good looking, high quality strings. You can just feel the quality of these strings, especially compared to the EB Slinkys. They tuned up quickly, and became stable almost immediately. The tone is loud, thick, aggressive, and strong. However, not bright enough for me. They really have a unique sound. These might be perfect for a really bright sounding guitar to add warmth. Tone to a degree is subjective, so you may love them. I am going to try another brighter string offering from GHS. I am completely impressed with their quality and they represent an excellent value.

     
    5.0

    Nice for drop tuned guitars

    By Russell

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    These work well for Eb tunings on all scale length guitars and also for Db standard on 25 1/2" scale length guitars.

     
    5.0

    Awesome power

    By Dimes apprentice

    from ohio

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I just put these on my king v and man! The low e is massive, power chords are so thick and ballsie yet you lose nothing on the high end of the fretboard. If you want strings that can chunk it up, sing, scream & yet stay true to tone these are YOUR strings! thanks zakk & ghs

     
    4.0

    fret_it_fast

    By k_manfmx4

    from Bryan, TX

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    These strings are ok at best. I was excited to see how they sounded when I got home from my local shop. THEY SOUND HORRIBLE. Do not buy these strings unless you are ready to modify the nut on your guitar because the bottom string is massive. I modified the action and the neck of my guitar and I still get enormous amounts of buzz. The only way that I cant get buzz is to play in standard tuning (what I'm using now cuz I haven't bought anymore strings yet.) I usually play Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky and I think that its gonna stay that way. Buy EB or Elixir!

     
    5.0

    Great for metal

    By Kurt Worc

    from Sutton Ma

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I use this sting on my SG and it turns it into a Metal beast. I can drop all the way to #A and still have great, buzz-free tone. Great job ghs. I only use these strings on sg because my strat's tuners are to small to hold these beasts!

     
    5.0

    become a lord of destruction

    By wyldeman720

    from Victoria, Australia

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    These strings are amazing and are great for dropped tunings. You may have to get a new nut if you use lighter strings but worth it. However I only recommend these strings to serious low tune players.

     
    2.0

    These are no good!

    By LOUD is better!

    from Shrewsbury, MA,

    See all my reviews

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I have tried all kinds of strings for the past 15 years. The most consistent brand for me is GHS. I am a big fan of Ozzy and Zakk's music. When I heard about these strings, I'd thought I would give it a try. They are way too thick. Even for dropped D and C tuning! You don't need this thick set of strings to get Zakk's sound. It's HIS custom made set to suit his needs for guitar playing. To get his sound you need to buy his pedals, either an Epiphone or his own Les Paul, and a quality amp. You may not get it exact, because it would cost you thousands to buy all of his exact equipment. The only good thing about them is that they stay in tune when you are playing in dropped tuning. A warning: these strings are made for dropped tuning only.

     
    5.0

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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    best strings i have ever used, the normal highs and extra low toned strings are perfect for metal. if you like to play metal this is a best buy

     
    5.0

    Like having a new guitar!

    By Carlton-Gz9XU

    from Tulsa, OK

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I have used several different types of guitar strings in my 9 years of playing, and these are by FAR the most AMAZING sounding strings I have ever used on my Samick Fastback. My tone has so much more of a snap I was able to cut my gain in half and get an even punchier sound. They seem very thick at first, but once you get used to them (give it 3 weeks or so), they are great. They are very versatile for tuning (from standard to low A for me). As far as soling, as long as you have decent finger strength you will be able to solo on these. Word top the wise: I recommend a thick (at least 1mm) pick for soloing on these bad boys).Overall, absolutely amazing. I might try the 11-70 set too...

     
    5.0

    Best down tuned sound!

    By Metalman540

    from Macon, GA

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    For the past few years ive stuck to my usual Ernie Balls. However, after my friend told me about the Boomers, I decided to go out and try them out on my guitar. They have the best quality for lower than normal tuning that I have ever used.

     
    5.0

    The best strings I have ever used!

    By Doomsayer_Vox

    from Atlantic Beach, Florida

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I recently bought these strings, and I am amazed at how deep the low end is and how screachingly high the high end is. I just love the flexibility I have now. Before I was using some crap strings that lost their tone in a week or 2. But these strings, after almost a month, have kept the same tone they had when I first bought them. I would recommend these to any serious guitarist.

     
    5.0

    ZW GHS Strings

    By ZakkWylde255

    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I love these strings, they will not give you Zakk Wylde's tone. In order to do that you must have his equipment. These strings do not break easily. If the string doesn't break in the first 4 days, it will never break. These strings give me the thick tone that I have longed for. If you can't bend these strings or cannot play them you need to practice more. I have the .60 .52 .36 .17 .13 .10. These strings are the only thing I will put on my guitar (Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus..with a flametop) I did not have to recut my nut..I'm not saying you won't, but I didn't. These strings do take some getting used to, but once you've played them for about.....hmm 2-3 weeks then they feel great.

     
    5.0

    Best strings for detuning

    By Perfect for detuning

    from Fresno, CA

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    All of my guitars have GHS zakk wylde strings and you cant go wrong with these! They are perfect for C, B, and A tuning, if you want massive thick strings for low tunings and thin strings for mind bending solos these are the strings for you!!!

     
    5.0

    Brutal!

    By paynstayk.com

    from Davenport, IA

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    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I've been using these strings for a long time. We regularly tune to "dropped C" and they are perfect for this. Others may find them a little stiff, but if that's the case, you just need more practice ;) On another note, I use them on my LTD MHB 400 Baritone and have never broken a string. If you want solid bottom end, these are what you're looking for!

     
    5.0

    Truly Great

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    These strings are truly great. I have been using them for a few months now and they are by far the best strings I've ever played with. You have to get used to the heavier strings before they really feel right, though. You start playing the guitar at first and it hurts, same concept. You play 'till you get tougher, or else you won't be any good!

     
    5.0

    AMAZING

    By strmtroopr0fdeth

    from Brunswick, OH

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I remember the time i took off my last strings, which had 10-48 gauge because i wanted a heavier tone. I put the Zakk Wylde strings on my B.C.Rich Warlock (bronze series) and thought "these things are HUGE" so the sound will be a little heavier. I plugged the Warlock into my Marshall amp (20 watt Valvestate) and hit an E power cord. It BLEW ME AWAY. The tone was crunchier and heavier than i ever imagined. I played Breadfan (off of Metallica CD Garage Inc.) and it sounded as heavy as it did on the CD. Just imagine if i had a really good Warlock plugged into a full stack! Playing these a while made my fingers hurt really bad (my bridge being too high may have added to the problem) but i got used to them and they were fine after about a week. I still laugh as my killer tone rips through those puny little Strats with those super slinky strings...

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    The only thing I don't like is the E string is a .10 gauge. I'd rather have it a bit thicker, other than that, amazing, and inexpensive!!!!

     
    5.0

    Best Strings Ever

    By Bill Delaune

    from Atlanta, GA

    See all my reviews

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I tried these strings becuase I wanted the heavier bottom. I switched from d'Addario XLs Lights. I'm not sure if it's GHS or the heavier gauge, but I love the sound from the new strings. The wide variation between bottom to top didn't sound great when the guitar was not plugged in, but as soon as I amped it, the difference was incredible. I love these strings.

     
    5.0

    Never played anything like em'

    By FiG

    from Bowie, TX

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    As a guitarist of 16 years, I've been through a lot of strings, and these are hands down the best I've ever come across. I never lose tone, even in the deepest bends, the harmonics are beautiful, not to mention a set will last me a good couple of months before they start to even begin to sound flat. Definitely the best. In my book, anyhow.

     
    5.0

    best strings I've ever had on My guitar

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS Heavyweight Boomers Electric Guitar Strings Light Top:

    I Have these strings on my B.C Rich bronze Warlock And they kick some major a**. I bought my first set Last Year and I haven't bought anything else since. they usually last about 2-4 months depending how much you play. the only poeple I wouldn't recomend these strings to is Players who have been playing less than one year. it might be harder for them to push the 6th string down.

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