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Ghs boomers?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by LandonMV, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. LandonMV

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  2. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

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    What about them???
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    One Bad Monkey Supporting Member

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    What would you like to know? I'll be happy to answer.
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    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.
  7. dedpool1052

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    Boomers.
    GHS makes'em.
    I use'em.
    They rock.
  8. Jensby design

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    What are you talking . . .
    Finish your . . .
  9. agent77

    agent77 Tin Foil Hat Wearer Supporting Member

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    have red silks (?)
  10. LightGroove

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    Are good for metal....YES. :p
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    Yes. Absolutely!
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    Boomers on my G&L since 1995 still sound great!
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    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Carrots!
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    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
  17. GHS Official

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    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.
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    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?
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    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?
  20. TomB

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    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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