Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by LandonMV, Jan 26, 2014.
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What about them???
What would you like to know? I'll be happy to answer.
There is no better sounding string to my ear as an .085 Boomer aged at least a year, especially from the seventh to the twelfth frets. I am serious, I love it.
The whole 45-105 set is wonderful IMHO but to me something about the tone and tautness of the 85 makes my fingers sing.
What are you talking . . .
Finish your . . .
have red silks (?)
Are good for metal....YES.
Boomers on my G&L since 1995 still sound great!
Do they have a shelf life?
I recently bought some from a store that I could tell that they have been hanging around for long time. Sound a little dead to me. Or it just could be me
They are a mellower string, to be sure (but then again, all nickel-plated steel strings are). If you'd like a replacement, shoot me your full mailing address and the set you bought and I'll get it in the mail.
How are they in terms of fret wear? I'm trying to avoid wearing done the frets on my pbass any faster than I need to because its older than I am and all original, but I like to slap and pop a lot. I'm wondering how the boomers are on frets and if using the sub-zeros would make any difference?
Ive been wondering if i should "upgrade" from the GHS bassics medium light (44, 63, 80, 102) i use to the boomers. I say upgrade cause the bassics are cheaper. I love their sound though, and i actually prefer the look of unsilked strings...is there a reason outside of aesthetics to silk the ends?
Given how wide open this thread is, a Midwest US historical perspective seems OK here. Boomers were one of the first widely available round-wounds in the '70's---We're talking '74-'75 here. Believe it or not, mostly flats were available on music store racks (Chicago-area, no on-line then, of course). So in some ways, Boomers set the standard for rounds at that time in our area, though many brands and innovations followed quickly. I played them for years. Roto-Sound was the other "innovator" that I recall. By '78, there was a wide selection. ...so a shout-out to GHS for their early innovation!
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