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Ghs boomers?

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


  1. LandonMV

    LandonMV

    Jan 25, 2014
    LA
  2. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
  3. What about them???
     
  4. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
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  6. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    What would you like to know? I'll be happy to answer.
     
  7. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    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.
     
  8. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Boomers.
    GHS makes'em.
    I use'em.
    They rock.
     
  9. What are you talking . . .
    Finish your . . .
     
  10. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Groovologist

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
  11. Are good for metal....YES. :p
     
  12. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
  13. waynobass

    waynobass

    Feb 27, 2008
    Texas
    Boomers on my G&L since 1995 still sound great!
     
  14. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
  15. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
  16. snatchback66

    snatchback66

    May 18, 2011
    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. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    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.
     
  18. hjschwartz

    hjschwartz

    Jun 7, 2013
    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?
     
  19. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    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

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Burlington, Vt.
    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!