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GHS Electric Guitar - Burnished Nickel Roundwound Ex. Light, .009 -.042, BNR-XL

GHS Electric Guitar - Burnished Nickel Roundwound Ex. Light, .009 -.042, BNR-XL
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By Bob P.
love em.
January 5, 2018
I've been using GHS string for years and years. Originally I used the GHS "GUS series, and when I couldn't get those anymore I switched to these, th Burnished Nickel Rockers. Fabulous strings. These string are noticeably superior to mos other string upon your first use.

Try em, you won't be sorry.
By Hayes M.
GHS Burnished Nickel Strings
February 21, 2012
I use these strings on all of my guitars, especially telecasters, and I think these are the best you can get. I am suprised how they handle high gain amps (I use a Mesa Royal Atlantic, with either el34 or 6l6 tubes) and they sound great for a classic "tele" clean tone or for pushing a high gain amp to the max. They do have a classic clean tone, and a rich and warm sound when overdriven. Great for re-issued vintage telecasters.
By Jim H.
Great pure nickel strilngs
August 13, 2010
These are the greatest pure nickel strings I have ever put on my Telecaster. The tone is just amazing and the sustain goes on forever. If you like pure nickel strings this is the top of the pyramid. By far the best pure nickel strings I have put on my Telecaster. Extremely playable with great tone and sustain. Playing them is like a warm knife cutting through butter. Best kept electric guitar strings secret in the world! You will love them. Wonderful strings!
By Gary E.
Great Sound
July 20, 2010
I use these strings on a strat running through a 30 watt combo. Great sound and smooth playability. I love these strings on a single coil guitar.






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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