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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Figjam, Aug 7, 2003.
Anyone ever tried these strings?
Many love them, many hate them. I hate them. Try searching this forum. And welcome to Talkbass.
Ive actually been here for a few days so late welcome i have 70+ posts already, eheh i am the leading poster at www.tabcrawler.com forums
I like boomers fine.
They sound good for one day. Then they go dead. Not a good dead, either.
I'll chime in. Here's the good thing: They are one of the most consistently made strings out there. I used them for about 15 years. I never got a bad string and I bought a lot of them! Here's the bad thing: They don't last very long especially in the deep south in the summertime. The heat and humidity will kill almost any brand of string. I have been using DR's since 1999 or so and they last much longer. The only reason that I used them for so long was I couldn't find anything better. Or I didn't want to. Hmm. I have to go and think now... Cheers and love to all...
I like mine. oh yes. i do. my precious.
Let me modify my response. I like them fine on four-stringers, but not five. The B on the set I tried died too fast.
On second thought, screw GHS boomers. I want my damned Austin Citys back.
i like them... i'm sure there is a better string but i've been using them on my stingray for a while now and i continue to use them so..
i was using Ernie Ball hybrids (45-65-85-105) but i kept snapping them, i liked how they seemed to retain there brightness for a long time, but i still broke them all the time so i got fed up and switched...
i then started using DR sunbeams, and i liked them alot... FOR ABOUT AN HOUR, then they went dead... okay, maybe more than an hour, but a good night of jammin and they went dead on me.. they did stay consistant though, just very dull and not bright at all... so after a few sets of those i went back (i use to use GHS years ago, before my 'ray) to GHS Bass Boomers..
the boomers seem to stay bright for longer than the sunbeams (they do go "dead" just not as dead) but they dont have the growl that the sunbeams had (IMO).. but like i said, they stay bright(er) and i only break one once in a while and it usually is a .45 or .65 string, so i have confidence in the durability of the strings..
one more thing, they are probably more readily available than any other string, so if you are in some strange city and you need a set of strings, you should be able to find the ones you are accustomed to (GHS)..