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GHS Electric Guitar - Burnished Nickel Roundwould Light, .010 - .046, BNR-L

GHS Electric Guitar - Burnished Nickel Roundwould Light, .010 - .046, BNR-L
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20% Recommend this product (3 of 15 responses)
By InkStained
A different kind of nickel string.
August 18, 2021
Different in touch and tone, the GHS burnished nickel roundwounds probably aren't for everyone.

But if you're looking for a tone that's slightly more "vintage" than "modern," check these out. Great with PAF-type humbuckers or single-coils. I use them on almost all of my electrics these days.
ProsTouch Tone
ConsNot what you want for "contemporary' sounds
By Cadillac C.
Clearwater fl
GHS burnished nickel .010 - .046 guitar strings
June 1, 2020
If you want warm and balanced sounding strings with killer tone, then you need these strings. These strings are also very comfortable to play on. For jazz blues or rock,I get better tone and more of it. I use these on all my strats and Tele’s. Every time I play out somewhere I get people asking how I get that tone and when they find out that my amp is an el Cheapo used fender solid state champion 100 bone stock they can’t believe it. These strings are a little more expensive than most but u get what you pay for and they seem to last at least as long as any other strings I have used. Make sure u stretch these well and let em sit overnight before playing and u will be rewarded with awesome tone.
ProsAwesome tone Last at least as long as other strings Comfortable to play on Great balance between strings volume wise
ConsMaybe price but u get what u pay for
By T N.
Rockwood TN
Fantastic Strings
November 9, 2019
I love nickle strings. I love the subtle feel and warm tone they offer.
The GHS Burnished Nickle have all the best attributes, holds the tune and priced to buy multiple sets here at just strings.com.
I have tried them all. These are the best band for the buck.

ProsNo black fingers on recent install as some other brands.
ConsAfter some thought, For those who would not appreciate a somewhat slinky string, the Burnished Nickle may not be their cup of tea. One could always go from 9?s to 10?s.....or 10?s to 11?s to compensate for this. I think the fun lies in finding out your own preferences.
By Doug
GHS Burnished Nickel .01-.46
August 9, 2011
The best bang for the buck, tone, longevity and feel. These are all I'll use anymore and I've been playin' since 1966!
By Kevin B.
GHS Burnished Nickel
August 8, 2011
These sound very warm and have a broken in quality on a stratocaster I run these on.
By John
GHS Electric Guitar - Burnished Nickel
May 30, 2011
Just like they made them early on. They hold tune and have a "soft" feel that makes blues and blues rock licks sing. Have never broken a string and they stay live for a long time.
By Robert P.
Burnished Nickel
May 9, 2011
Great strings for bending. I love them on Strats and Teles. I have tried many others and always come back to these. Great Product at a good Price.
By Ken
GHS Burnished Nickels
February 24, 2011
A good quality string. Great classic tone from the nickel wind. Plus the burnished finish gives you a great feeling and playing string. Reasonably good string life and consistency from pack to pack.
By Paul
Burnished Nickel Strings GHS
July 26, 2010
These are the best that I've found for playin the Blues!!! Old School fat tone just makes those Strats and Teles sing!!
By Max
Back to 10's!
July 6, 2010
I'm a bender so I've generally used 9's, then to 9.5's, but these strings make a HUGE difference in tone. And I can still bend them like I need to.

Seriously, these are possibly the best strings I've played in the last 40 years! The smaller core allows bending 10's with ease, and whatever they've done with the metalurgy, it WORKS! Wonderful!
By BurningWycke
Product Reviews for GHS Electric Guitar - Burnished Nickel Roundwould Light, .010 - .046, BNR-L
May 11, 2010
I use these on my Stratocaster and they do a fine job. I think on my next string change however, I'll try the Carlos Santana Signature set. I use nothing but ghs strings on all seven of my instruments.
By Ivan
GHS Burnished Nickel Roundwound
March 22, 2010
I love these strings. They feel great on my fingers and seem to have less tension than other brands of strings. They're very consistent from pack to pack. Haven't had a problem yet. They sound fantastic as well. It's a nice round even tone.
By Matt
January 4, 2010
I really dig these strings. The feel is great. I was previously using D'Addario xl strings on my MIA strat for a few years but after trying these I immediately fell in love. They are lighter tension and a bit less high end treble over the D'Addario xls. These are my new staple string set.
By Frank H.
Great Strings
November 23, 2009
Nice Clear, ringing, twang. Sounds noticeably better than a number of "bigger name" previous brands I've tried on my Stratocasters!!
By Cliff M.
August 14, 2009
Just what I was looking for in an electric string. GHS consistency and longevity with a vintage sound and feel. As the description says, they're great for bending. Brings me back to a time when I used an other older name brand string which felt as good but with these I don't worry about breakage. They sound as equally great on Strats and Les Pauls.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Burnished Nickel Roundwound



5th A

Burnished Nickel Roundwound



6th E

Burnished Nickel Roundwound





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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