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GHS Electric Guitar - Pure Nickel Rollerwound Light, .011 - .050, 1315

GHS Electric Guitar - Pure Nickel Rollerwound Light, .011 - .050, 1315
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22% Recommend this product (2 of 9 responses)
By william C.
Springfield ohio
My first choice in strings
July 4, 2022
The best strings for my electric guitars. I tried another brand (big mistake, all I heard was the strings, not the guitars) and came back to nickel wrap with with a wound 3rd. Now my strat sound like a strat and my Les Paul sounds like a Les Paul. I get an even full tone across all strings.
Quality tone on two different guitars. Maybe a little stiff, sticky. Maybe not. Doesn't hurt playability.
By Michael
Upstate New York
Not just for electric guitars!
June 17, 2022
I think I may have bought these from a competitor of yours who I will not mention by name. I believe one of their associates may have stolen my credit card number in order to subscribe to a streaming service, and I will never deal with that outfit again. Now for the strings--I originally got these to put on a Gretsch Streamliner full-hollow archtop jazz guitar, but I decided to keep putting Chromes flatwounds on that guitar. So I was left with these two sets of GHS Nickel Rockers, 11-50 with a wound third. Seeing that a number of acoustic players are going back to Nickel and monel wound strings for their flat-tops, I put a set of these on my Takamine, small-body cutaway acoustic. I really loved the sound and feel of these strings, and I liked the sound of the guitar a lot better than it sounded with similar-gauged brass or phosphor bronze strings. The guitar seems louder and fuller, and the rollerwound strings are quieter and less squeaky. I put the other set on my Ibanez flat-top acoustic-electric, and I was very happy with the results there as well. I have been playing since the mid-1970s, and I have used many different brands and styles of strings on my acoustics, and I think these are the best-sounding, best-playing strings I have ever used on a flat-top. I'm pretty sure I am going to use these on my acoustics from now on, and I may also try them on my ES-335 style Ibanez semi-hollow, which I use for blues and jazz. I am very pleased that I thought outside the box and put these on a couple of flat-top acoustics. I am getting a dream sound out of those two guitars, and of course I will purchase them in the future from Just Strings, where the service, selection and pricing are second to none!
Great tone and feel. Modest price. Usual great service from Just Strings. They last and last. Sound great, whether you are playing fingerstyle or using a pick. None, as far as I can tell.
By Ken D.
As Advertised
August 3, 2016
I just tried these for the first time and I like them. To my ears they perform as advertised: some of the bright sparkle of round wounds combined with the "heft" of flat wounds. The feel is more like flat wounds.

On my guitar the tone is nice enough that I most often practice acoustically for technical things like scales, arpeggios and Giuliani right hand exercises. YMMV.

(7 string thin hollow body archtop - rosewood bridge and fretboard)
By Isaiah H.
GHS 1315
March 29, 2012
I'm on my third set of these, and I don't ever wanna go back to EB Slinky's.

I always found a plain G harsh, and they got harsher the larger I went, until I tried a wound third. A .020w was a little too unharsh, but this set's .018w is perfect.
By Dan W.
GHS Pure Nickel Rollerwound Lt. 11-50
May 17, 2011
I recently was curious, so I did my own comparison of several brands of strings, same gauge and type. I put each set on the same guitar through the same amp on the same day. At the end of my own test I felt that the GHS gave me the best tone, most punch, and most translucent/pure sound. I am confidently sticking with this string - period. Always from Just Strings
By Vladimir
GHS set 1315
November 17, 2010
Bright enough, slightly "dry" sound. Balance is not flawless: I spent time adjusting separate pickup magnets (2nd was very loud, and 3rd was quite silent). I prefer a little more lows and a little less highs, but all in all, it's good choice for clean jazzy sound.
By Dan W.
GHS Electric Guitar Pure Nickel Rlr Wnd Lt
September 20, 2010
The only strings I use on 5 different electric guitars.
By Marc M.
GHS Nickel Rockers/Rollerwound
June 6, 2010
11-50 gauge. I play in many tunings, down to a low B or C on the 6th string. A tad more tension from the roller process helps retain good feel and less string buzz when detuned. Love the sound, which has more low's and less high's than traditional roundwounds.
The feel is very smooth, in between a roundwound and flatwound. Use 'em on two Fender-Japan Telecasters, one a 72 f-hole reissue and a 2006 '62 reissue and a 1998 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean in Burnt Orange, a real stunner. Great strings, and great service from JustSrings.com!!
By Jimmy R.
March 3, 2010
I've used these strings for about 15 years and love them!






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Pure Nickel Rollerwound



4th D

Pure Nickel Rollerwound



5th A

Pure Nickel Rollerwound



6th E

Pure Nickel Rollerwound




"These bright-sounding, smooth-feeling sets are great for rhythm guitar or jazz. They play in tune, stay in tune."

GHS Strings


"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."



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