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GHS Boomers anyone?

jamison162

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One of the big name pickup winders was taughting them the other day....don't read much about them anymore. Anyone around here using them exclusively?
 
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I used those for the majority of my high school local band days. Now that I'm limited exclusively to occasional home playing, I'll typically spend the extra on a different, nano/ploywebbed brand that seems to stay fresh and last much longer.
 

B Money

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well I use them, but not exclusively. I put 10 guage Boomers on my Fender scale guitars, and 11 guage Slinkys on my Gibson scales.

I've been using Boomers pretty much since 1987. Tried various other brands, the Pure Nickel, Cryogenic frozen, etc...and nothing is better than Boomers for me.
 

Kelly

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I prefer the Burnished Nickels to the Boomers. They seem to intonate better than the Boomers.
 

wilblee

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Pretty much all my electrics have Boomers on them these days.
 

VHS analog

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I'm using boomers now.
I prefer Fender Stainless Steels but I heard they tear up your frets.

How do Boomers compare to Gibson Brite Wires?
 

erksin

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I've been using them for over 25 years now and they rarely disappoint in terms of tone and longevity. Just got done stringing up my '88 Warmoth Strat with a set of 10-46s in fact. This guitar has had maybe a dozen sets from other brands on it over the past 24 years - whenever I've felt like trying something different - but obviously I always go back to the Boomers. I have eight electrics and right now seven of them have Boomers on them.

GREAT strings.
 

Taller

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Tried 'em just for a change. I found that my body chemistry evidently isn't compatible with them: After only a couple of gigs, they fely sticky and 'old'. I went back to my regular brand.
 

RockStarNick

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I LOVE boomers. But it really, really, really ticks me off that their "11" set is kinda weird gauges.

The "D" and "A" are identical to the "10" set. Deal breaker for me.
 

StratStringSlinger

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The guy at the local guitar store recommended them. I picked up a set but haven't put them on yet. How are they different than say Ernie Balls?
 

Stratobuc

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GHS are great strings. I use the Boomers on my SG, and am going to try a set on my Tele. I use Curt Mangan on all the other electrics. They are by far the best strings I've ever used.
 

FlyingVBlues

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I use 10-46 Boomers on everything but my L5-CES and ES-175, where I use Thomastik-Infeld heavy flatwounds. They sound good, stay in tune, have decent longevity and are very consistent from batch to batch.

FVB
 






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