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GHS Bass Boomer trouble......

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by stugotz, Oct 30, 2013.


  1. stugotz

    stugotz Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Merritt Island
    I havent used Boomers in over twenty years. I recently put a set on my Rick for a show, and after a 45 minute set they sound like tapewounds!! I dont remember them going dead so fast. I have tried several set and they all die after one show. Guess its back to D'addarios........ Any thought or comments?
     
  2. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    There are a couple of things that could be at play, but they shouldn't go dead that quickly. What set are you using, and can you PM me your address? I'll get this sorted when I'm back in the office in the morning.
     
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  4. stugotz

    stugotz Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Merritt Island
  5. stugotz

    stugotz Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Merritt Island
    Thanks Jon for the info and the samples! Planning on trying the Steels out this week.
     
  6. Your a person that work's at GHS Strings? Do you guys have half wounds that I can put on my 6 string bass? I need a gauge of 130 or 125(Which I preferred) 105 80 65 45 30
     
  7. When I used to play rounds, GHS Boomers were my favorite because they died so fast (and sounded great)...I love the dead roundwound sound.
     
  8. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    We have our Brite Flats (groundwounds) that are easily available in a 6 string set. You can either go with this set, which is 27-49-62-84-108-129:

    Bass Strings Online - Brite Flats - 6 string medium

    Or go this route, and build your own. Closest we can get for you would be 27-45-62-77-103-129, or if you prefer something a bit more balanced, I'd probably go 27-45-56-77-98-129.

    Bass Strings Online - Brite Flats - Singles
     
  9. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    The Super Steels were actually the "gateway" string for me into GHS; I was an artist endorser for many years prior to the highly esteemed position I am in now. :smug:
     
  10. stugotz

    stugotz Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Merritt Island
  11. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Earth
    I don't know why people think Boomers die faster than other brands! I have quite acidic skin so I should be murder on strings. But I've never noticed Boomers dying any faster than D'Addario or Roto NPS strings.
     
  12. stugotz

    stugotz Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Merritt Island
    One show and out for me. It was so drastic that the first time it hapoened I thought I baked my head... but I have a good feeling about the Super Steels...
     



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