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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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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.
And if they do suck, they could make for some great stocking stuffers!

One man's trash....and all that
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I normally use slinkys, but for less than $4, I bought 2 sets to try out.

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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
Same results here with the Ernie Ball Slinkies. I have never broken one and they do stay in tune, even on a Floyd Rose. I also get good results with D'Addario Chromes (flatwounds).
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I got these last time.
I definitely prefer dadarrio strings over these
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I bought 2 sets to replace the e strings which snap easily
This brand, or in general? Your e string shouldn't snap easily. Does it always break in the same area?
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They're not that good, but they are that cheap. They have thinner cores so they have slightly less output than a normal string, but you can always just slightly increase your guitar / amp volume to compensate.

When you can combine them with slow shipping for $1 Kindle credit on each set, it's a great deal.
Genius! Cancelled my order for 10 and did 10 individual orders
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Is it 1pc or a set of strings inside?
You deserve a real answer. If you look at the photos, you'll see that it's a set. When it says .010-.046, you know that the high e is .010 and the low e is .046. You will get all 6.
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Shows as out of stock, but still let you order at that price. Is it probable that Amazon will cancel them later?
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in for one with no guitar, someone will want them im sure.
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How do these compare to Fender 250L Nickel Plated Steel [amazon.com] strings? I've only used those and super bullets, which are basically the same AFAIK (aside from the bullet ends).
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Thanks OP. In 4 3 on backorder. I just picked up the musician's friend deal so I should be set for a while on electric strings. I still have a ton of acoustic strings too. Since I hardly ever play, I rarely change my strings though. lol
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How do these compare to Fender 250L Nickel Plated Steel [amazon.com] strings? I've only used those and super bullets, which are basically the same AFAIK (aside from the bullet ends).
Used to use them a long time ago thinking they were the best for the Strat and not having tried anything else. And that is exactly how they have their market! They have super lights that are good for beginners with tender fingers who aren't worried about tone yet.

The bullet ends are a gimmick, provide no real advantage. With hot pickups, they sound way too bright and "jangly"

The tone of both GHS and Ernie Balls (and probably some more of the other top brands) are better than the Fenders. And given no price advantage or any other tangible benefits for the Fenders... I am not knocking them. They do Ok but one can certainly get better ones at the same prices.
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My son has these and they are pretty tough. They take a lot to break, and he plays aggressive punk to heavy metal. He uses a Strat. The original strings that came with the strat all broke, these are still hanging on. I would think these are average quality.
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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.
I had corrosion issues with my last bulk purchase and GHS sent me new packs that are supposedly sealed better.
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