Ghs boomers?

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

  1. LandonMV


    Jan 25, 2014
  2. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
  3. What about them???
  4. :confused:
  5. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    What would you like to know? I'll be happy to answer.
  6. 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.
  7. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  8. What are you talking . . .
    Finish your . . .
  9. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    have red silks (?)
  10. Are good for metal....YES. :p
  11. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yes. Absolutely!
  12. waynobass


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


    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    OP MIA?
  14. burgers
  15. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
  16. 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 Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at 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


    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


    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 there a reason outside of aesthetics to silk the ends?
  20. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    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. a shout-out to GHS for their early innovation!