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GHS Thin Core Boomers Nickel-Plated Electric Guitar Strings (.010-.046) EXPIRED

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Amazon.com has GHS Thin Core Boomers Nickel-Plated Electric Guitar Strings (.010-.046, Light, TC-GBL) on sale for $1.87. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on orders of $25 or more. Thanks SaltyOne

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  • These strings feature nickel-plated steel wound over a round core.
  • Our research indicates that at the time of this post, the GHS Thin Core Boomers Nickel-Plated Electric Guitar Strings (.010-.046, Light, TC-GBL) are $3.12 lower (62.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $4.99.
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Bought 3. Lets see how they are !!
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How good are these? Lighter isn't better isn't it?
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How good are these? Lighter isn't better isn't it?
I haven't used them, but I'm sure that they will be just fine. The plain strings will be the same as any plain strings, but the wound strings might be lighter feeling at the regular gauge, if they ever ship at this price.
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I picked up a couple sets. Can never have too many spare sets of strings.
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Picked up a couple. 10s aren't really that light, you should try 7s! These will make for good backups
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Great deal. I don't know how the quality is now but I used to love GHS strings.
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Out of stock.
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How good are these? Lighter isn't better isn't it?
I'd agree - I (and many well-known pro's) use .009 - .042's or .009 - 046's). Many (most?) guitars ship with these gauges (you can always check your manufacturer's site for recommended string gauge). I've tired heavier gauges and just prefer the lighter strings since it's easy to work out any tonal differences through amp/pedal/digital settings (I'm all digital these days).

Keep in mind that if you're going to make a significant change in string gauge, you might need to make some guitar adustments (saddles for intonation; bridge height for string buzz; and tremolo tension, if you have a floating trem). Also, the truss rod can help a lot. The goal is to avoid any fret buzz while keeping the action (height of the string trelative to the fretboard) low for easier playability.

These are a good deal, for sure. I am a huge fan of the D'Addario semi-roundwound strings; I first learned about them on bass, and love them on my guitar... Much easier on the fingers and better feeling for just about everything (except, perhaps, string bending on the low strings). I use the D'Addario EHR320 [amazon.com]'s, and I really wish more manufacturers would make them. Happy jamming! Rock
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10-46 is the standard gauge for Gibson guitars. 9-42 is standard for Fenders. Considering that I use both gauges of strings and GHS makes good strings, I bought 20 sets. This is a good price.
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Nice find! Bought 3, 1 at a time to get $1 digital credit on each order for slow shipping.
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Is "thin core" a specialty string of some sort? Or is that just their way of saying they're thin strings?
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Is "thin core" a specialty string of some sort? Or is that just their way of saying they're thin strings?
The core of the wound strings is slightly thinner than other things.
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Great deal. I don't know how the quality is now but I used to love GHS strings.
Ditto! Back in the day they were a good string. Interested to see how they are now thanks OP!
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