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GHS BOOMERS STRINGS WENT FLAT AFTER 2 DAYS.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Mortom27, Dec 25, 2013.


  1. Mortom27

    Mortom27

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    Hi everyone, I'm posting this because I didn't find a related thread on this matter, so I just bought (2 days ago) a set of med 45-105 GHS bass boomers for one of my basses (Spector legend custom-4) and they just went flat, I been using this particular brand for a while on this bass and this has never happened before, sure they go flat like after a 6 months period or so but not 2 days after I bought them.
    Is it possible for strings (any kind or brand) to go flat that fast??, anybody can give any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Salamenster

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    Could be a dud set. Mail them about it. Most string brands would give you a set or two in return by means of refund/apology.
     
  3. oboylebass

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    Exactly why I stopped using GHS. Always went 'dead' after pretty much one gig. There are variables though...sweat, playing style, gig length, etc.

    I have found that D'Addario strings seem to go 'dead' more gradually, and sound pretty cool when they're old.
     
  4. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    Yeah, two days shouldn't happen especially if you've had other results in the past with the same set.

    If you would, PM me your address AND where you bought the strings so I can look into it tomorrow when I'm back in the office.
     
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  6. duff84

    duff84 Supporting Member

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    ive used boomers in the past with great results mine seem to break in after a week or so and keep the tone for a good month or 2 maybe longer depending on tone preference. I personally prefer the precision flats for my fender american Precision V string
     
  7. Mortom27

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    thank you GHS OFFICIAL, i just PM you with all the info and
    I'm really surprised about it, i really like how this strings feel, sound and look on my Spector ,
     
  8. Mortom27

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    You right it could be a dud set,
     
  9. Mortom27

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    Mine usually last about 6-8 months mostly cause I alternate between my other two basses. and im using my 5
    string more now days
     
  10. Mortom27

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    Well, finally got new(fresh)GHS strings on my beloved
    Spector legend custom-4, I'm a happy camper.
    Thanks GHS for a great customer service.
     

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  11. Salamenster

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    Told ya. :smug:
     
  12. Mortom27

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    yes you did, :bassist:
     
  13. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    Nice pics, and we're glad that they're working well for you again!
     
  14. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

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    That is rare but happens.
    I have used GHS Boomers for 15 years with no issues at all.
    I did get a set of Rotosounds that were dead. They were contaminated
    and a top New York store would not re-imburse me for them.
     
  15. Milk

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    My last set was a GHS and i really liked them, determined to keep buying them from now on. I have to say, losing zing fast is a plus for me....I hate new strings.
     
  16. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    My hand sweat eats nickel. I kill Boomers after one gig. Try Progressives instead. They have more iron and less nickel in the mix, and last a long time for me.
     
  17. Root 5

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    +1. I like Boomers.
     
  18. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    I enjoy our Progressives as well.

    Other GHS strings that have our "Alloy 52" (nickel-iron) outer wrap are Pressurewound, Brite Flats and Big Core Bass.
     
  19. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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    I'm really impressed with GHS Official working (surfing TB) on Christmas day. Makes me feel all the much better for buying Bass Boomers.
     
  20. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    Aw shucks. :)

    I use the TB app on my iPhone to keep dibs on everything during the weekends, and if there's anything that needs my attention, I'll respond if I can.
     
  21. Medic579

    Medic579 Supporting Member

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    Maybe that GHS official can answer this. I recently bought an83 T-20 that was unplayed for a while. It had a new set of strings in the case. How old are these things. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1388869182.584522.jpg
     

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