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GHS Pedal Steel Guitar Boomers Roundwound E9th Tuning, .012 - .036, GB-E9

GHS Pedal Steel Guitar Boomers Roundwound E9th Tuning, .012 - .036, GB-E9
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63% Recommend this product (5 of 8 responses)
By Kc
Kansas City
Like them.
November 20, 2022
These strings were packed nicely in individual nitrogen filled packets. I ordered 4 sets so should expect good shelf-life, protected from moisture, beer spills, etc.
By Gerald C.
Raymond Washington
pedal steel strings
December 22, 2021
fast delivery
By Greg
Troy Oh.
13 year customer.
February 20, 2021
I've been using these strings since I started playing pedal steel. 13 years. Referred by the fellow that I purchased the guitar from and I've never looked back. More than likely will never change.
  • Rarely break. Great tone. Long lasting.
  • None.
By Jerry V.
GHS Strings
January 26, 2021
Quick delivery following order, strings individually packaged and sealed, excellent tone and sustain, no breakage.
  • I would definitely purchase these strings again.
  • None
By ronnie C.
scotts hill Tn.
I been playing steel guitar since the 80's and started useing these strings in the 90's. They are great. THEY DO NOT BREAK. If one does it's the guitar's fault!!!!!
September 4, 2019
they are great
  • long long life
  • I do not know any
By Morton K.
GHS Pedal Steel Boomers
September 12, 2015
I have used these strings for a few years on different brands of pedal steels and they are great. I find they stay in tune well and hold their tone for a long time. I have not had any problems at all with string breakage. I know of a leading pedal steel manufacturer who ships their new instruments out with these strings installed on them. Great value as well.
By Sam
GHS PSG Boomers
March 18, 2011
I never really payed much attention to strings on Pedal Steel or on Acoustic Guitar so I'm systematically trying them out. These strings seem fine. I have at least 100 hours on them (not sure how much maybe 200?)- nothing broke. I read somewhere that when the strings start to "chatter" on the steel bar, it's time to change. I do notice more chatter with use, though a little more left hand pressure takes that out but it's probably time to change. I'd say good strings so far but I'll be trying more kinds.
By Neva M.
rate the product
May 26, 2010
The small strings seem to break very easily. I don't have much experience tuning a steel... but they seem very brittle






1st F#

Plain Steel



2nd D#

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel PG



4th E

Plain Steel



5th B

Plain Steel PG



6th G#

Plain Steel



7th F#

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



8th E

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



9th D

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



10th B

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound




"Wound with "Dynamite Alloy" for brilliant tone. The nickel plating on the alloy allows for a smoother slide than stainless steel."

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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