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GHS Endorsement....what strings to pick

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by hitch, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. hitch


    Apr 29, 2006
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, D'addario
    My band recently got a string endorsement from GHS. I have never played their strings, but am definitely willing to start using them since they are free. I am not real familiar with their sounds and feel and was wanting to get some opinions. The band often gets compared to Wilco/Jayhawks to give you an idea of the style. I primarily play a 64 Jazz bass, mostly without a pic, and have been using Medium gauge Snake Oil Brand Nickel strings for the last 2 years. Previous to that I just used Fenders Nickel strings. Any ideas folks on what might be a good type of GHS strings that have a bright but fat tone.
  2. wait, so u get to play with ANY AND ALL GHS strings :D?????


    or do u just get to used the typical roundwounds :confused:
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I like the Boomers a lot. They are fairly warm for roundwounds however.

    I've never been able to find the B52's, but they are supposed to be about as bright as stainless, but with a nickel like feel.

    I think Contact Cores are the brightest sting they make.

    Try the B52's and post a review of them. I'm really intrigued.
  4. hitch


    Apr 29, 2006
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, D'addario

    Any and all indeed!
  5. gjooro


    Mar 27, 2006
    I like GHS Boomers mediums.
    For warmer sound I would try Sub-Zero Boomers, pressure wounds and brite flats.
    I vote for sub-zeros
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    sounds like pressurewounds might suit you. I used Super Steels back when I had a GHS deal, good strings, good company.
  7. I use the Precision flats. I think they sound great and have the right feel.

  8. Eric S

    Eric S

    Jul 19, 2005
    Paris, France
    If you have a fretless, try Brghtflats light gauge. Give em a few weeks to mellow out...I don't like them new.

    The best feeling strings I've ever played and I've tried a lot.
  9. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    i have never used GHS strings, so i'm not much help there, but i'm curious as to how you got this endorsement?
  10. DLM


    May 25, 2004
    You owe it to yourself to at least try GHS Progressives. They are nickel roundwound that, IMO, last far longer than Boomers.
  11. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    got a link to your band website? i love wilco and the jayhawks
  12. xlows


    Oct 21, 2006
    Boomers are my main squeeze when it comes to rounds. They sound a bit harpsichord-y at first, but are very balanced and pleasant sounding once they're broken in.

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