If I like dead Boomers...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FourBanger, Feb 10, 2013.


  1. FourBanger

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    I have a set of old Boomers on a secondhand RBX170 I recently bought (my second, first went away). I have determined I have GHS Boomers on it, 45-100, and I really do like the tone compared to the couple types of strings I tried on the first one I had (stock whatever, Xls, Half Rounds, then Slinkys).

    I am going to change the strings, however, because that is the kind of guy I am and because I would prefer a larger E string.

    So, if I like the tone of dead Boomers, what else might I like to try?
  2. mmbongo

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  3. FourBanger

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    Funny you say that, those strings are on the top of my list.
  4. autodidact

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    I would shoot for one step further than GHS Pressure Wounds and go for GHS Brite Flats.

    I use Pressure Wounds primarily and they don't really give you the broken in sound. To my ears they sound almost as bright as a roundwound with less finger noise while moving around the frets. That being said, I love them but they still sound like they have a lot of life in them.

    Brite flats will give you a nice mix between the two, giving you a little zing if you want it but they can easily be tamed down for that "dead string" sound, especially after a few weeks breaking in.
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  6. Geroi Asfalta

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    You'll love anything Ernie Ball
  7. levis76

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    Find someone who likes fresh Boomers and make an offer for his next used set. Just make sure his scale length and tuner layout are the same as yours, ie - 4 inline, 3+1, 2+2. Orrrr, slap on a fresh set and play the crap out of them.
  8. abemo

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    Do youj have an extra bass? Put new strings on one bass for practice, then move them to your main. Ax once they're broken in
  9. JimmyM

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    I don't understand the logic of "If I like ____ strings, what else should I get?" Get Boomers! Sheesh! It's pretty logical, isn't it?
  10. FourBanger

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    Logic being there might be something that sounds like dead Boomers sooner than new Boomer, and because I like to tinker.

    If i can't decide to pull the trigger on something different it will be more Boomers.
  11. mmbongo

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