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GHS Electric Bass Boomers 8 String 34" - 35" Scale, .020 - .090, Roundwound , 8LS-DYB

GHS Electric Bass Boomers 8 String 34" - 35" Scale, .020 - .090, Roundwound , 8LS-DYB
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By Kev C.
Colwyn Bay, North Wales, UK
April 29, 2022
After having recently acquired an 8 string bass, I could not find the correct gauge of strings in the UK. I've always used a light gauge on my 4 and 5 string basses, and required the same for my 8. The only place, and I mean, the ONLY place on earth that I could find the gauge after trawling the internet that I was after was juststrings.com in the US. Admittedly, the shipping costs were as much as the strings itself, but they arrived in good time and sound exactly like I'd hoped. Being a lighter gauge meant that there was less stress on your fingers when playing, as playing an 8 does require more digital strength than a usual 4 or 5. Unless I can find stocks in the UK I shall be buying from them again.
Light gauge, easier to play than heavier gauges. Bright sounding. Fingers can get tired after a few hours of playing. Depending on your action, fretting whole chords past the 7th fret may be problematic.
By Duncan
Lodi, CA
Great strings!
January 9, 2021
Finally got around to changing out the strings on my Rouge 8 string, which I love but I was always a little uncomfortable on it. Ordering these I noticed that the gauge ratios were closer together...thin strings a bit thicker, fat ones, a little thinner. SO much comfortable and easier to play! Won't be using anything else in the future.
By Tim B.
8 string bass set
March 27, 2018
I'm just thankful that this product exists, period. Very hard to come by 8 string bass sets.
By Al S.
8LS-DYB 8-String Bass String Set
November 30, 2009
Clearly packaged, consistent quality, only one plain string in set. Easy to install, quick to set and hold their tuning. Installed as upper four courses on Dean 10 string.

These strings have good flexibility, smooth feel and wonderful harpsichord-like sound. Playing a two-course bass requires extra finger pressure, but these strings lessen the amount required.

Thanks to GHS and Juststrings.com for their help finding just the right thing!






1st G

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



2nd G

Plain Steel Roundwound



3rd D

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



4th D

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



5th A

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



6th A

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



7th E

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



8th E

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound




"Standard Long Scale strings fit 34" scale basses. Standard Long Scale + sets fit both 34" and 35" scale basses. Extra Long Scale strings fit only 35" scale basses."

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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