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GHS Thin Core Boomers Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings (Light) EXPIRED

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Amazon.com has GHS Thin Core Boomers Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings (Light; .010-.046) on sale for $1.87. Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $25 or more. Thanks Grayson73

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Is it 1pc or a set of strings inside?
Its one random string and I've found that if you order at least 30, then the odds are good that you'll actually have a full set to replace all the strings on the guitar.
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Thanks OP, got 5.
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Awesome!! cheap strings are always good.
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Thanks OP! I usually use D'Addario EXL 9-42s so we'll have to see how these compare.
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Its one random string and I've found that if you order at least 30, then the odds are good that you'll actually have a full set to replace all the strings on the guitar.
😂😂 dying.
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Thanks - got 20. I've lots of guitars.
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I picked some up last time. They work that's about it. I'd only use them again in an emergency. They were a pain to tune up
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Got 4. Thanks OP
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Thanks - got 20. I've lots of guitars.
Are you Nigel Tufnel?
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I bought 2 sets to replace the e strings which snap easily

You can call the mfgr. of that string set and ask for a replacement. They'll mail you one for free.


Alternatively, you can go toe Guitar Center and ask for a single string which they sell behind the counter for 99 cents. Buy a bunch of E strings and keep them handy in your guitar case. Mom & Pop guitar stores usually also do the same thing.


This GHS set for $1.87 is unbeatable though! GHS makes great strings that take second place to no one (ask David Gilmour)!
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I got these last time they were about this price and they're not very good. The high E string broke right after I put it on a guitar and started tuning up. I've been playing and stringing up guitars for over 30 years and I virtually never break strings. At first I thought it was just me but after reading similar comments from others that had the same experience I'm staying away from these. Of course YMMV.
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GHS quality control had become very uneven. Used them for years on a strat especially with the Gilmour signature series (light highs for bends, medium lows for tone). But they would rust/corrode very easily and snap. One set would be fine and the other set would be corroded/rusted just opening up a new pack. The unsealed packaging was part of the problem. Hopefully they have switched to sealed packaging now. Don't know if these are 9s (very thin tinny sounding) or 10s (slightly better). Description says both. Difficult to get good tone out of 9s and the boomers keep going out of tune easily. But a good clean 10s boomers set frequently tuned (sometime after each song) have a really good sound and are easy to bend or quiver. Just difficult to have clean fresh ones in tune all the time.

Switched to Ernie Ball slinkies (but use the Gilmour string ratios). Ernie Ball sells individual string sets and so making up custom gauges is much easier and you always have enough spares for any string that needs replacing.

The slinkies last much longer and stay in tune forever but they are a little more difficult to control precisely in bends than the boomers. But they do earn the slinky name in super smooth slides. The inexpensive single string packs make it much easier to have a good supply around. They don't rust or corrode as easily as the boomers.
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This GHS set for $1.87 is unbeatable though! GHS makes great strings that take second place to no one (ask David Gilmour)!
If I could always get a supply of fresh made ones always kept in climate controlled low humidity environments and had roadies ready to tune and have spare guitars to switch to and was paid a lot of money for an endorsement, I would use them too. Smilie

But alas, most of us can't.

But as I said above, I do like the Gilmour signature string ratios and use them even when I am not using Boomers.
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I bought 10 last time these were on sale. Snapped the high E during restring. They start to rust on me after about a week.

I will stick with using Elixir Nanowebs which last a long time and worked well for me for many years.
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Why not....In for 5. If they suck, I'm out less than 2 bucks and Ill go back to my Slinkys. I've got 5 guitars that I put 10's on.
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