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GHS Electric Guitar Boomers Roundwound Lt.-Ex.Lt., .010 - .038, Environmental Packaging, GBLXL

GHS Electric Guitar Boomers Roundwound Lt.-Ex.Lt., .010 - .038, Environmental Packaging, GBLXL
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25% Recommend this product (2 of 8 responses)
By James
December 22, 2020
Great players set
Perfect rock and blues set None
By humbuckerstrat
Houston, Texas
My favorite electric guitar strings
November 9, 2019
I love these strings, I love the gauges of each individual string. I like them much better than either regular 9s or 10s. I also love the history of these strings. GHS strings started out as Squier Strings and were used exclusively by Fender Musical Instrument Corporation for their guitars. 10-38 gauge were the first light gauge strings for electric guitar.

They knew what they were doing when they created these strings over 50 years ago. I recommend them highly.
They feel and sound great! I can?t think of any.
By Robert 2.
September 13, 2017
Sadly when Fender gave away its string business some exec non guitar player decided we didnt need this set anymore,this set hendrix created,Clapton, Rory Gallagher and every fender player i knew used. Thank you GHS!
By Big E.
ghs boomers .10-.38
July 27, 2017
Shattered by Fender dumping 150's? Nope, I was very pissed. Thank the stars for GHS. I have the lt-xl on all of my guitars. They are stock for my Rick 360 as well. One of my favs, Duane Allman also used these. My last option is making my own sets, but again, many thanks to GHS for taking care of us players.
By Dave Z.
GHS Boomers .10-.38
August 19, 2016
As with many of you that were crushed when Fender discontinued the sets of .10-.38 gauges, I've tried a couple of other brands & GHS has done a fantastic job with this gauge of strings. Way better than the other brands! Wonderful feel & tone. I only hope they know how wonderful a service that they are providing.
January 9, 2016
Excellent strings would like to see a 10 pack with better pricing...
By Muso
June 24, 2013
I also was a long-time user of Fender 150 and later their nickel plated version. Both Clapton and Hendrix stated in 1960s Guitar Player interviews that they were using the Fender rock n' roll strings, and based on my trials with gear similar to theirs, I believe those statements. I also think Mike Bloomfield used those when he recorded Super Session, based on my successful efforts to duplicate his tone. I've switched to these GHS with the same gauges and find them brighter and louder, and of course the wound strings retain their tone longer than the pure nickel 150s. I'm also grateful that GHS still produces this gauge.
By tom w.
March 20, 2011
I'm so grateful that GHS still makes my favorite gauged set that is equal to or better than the Fenders I had been using since 150 sets began. Don't see why Fender had to stop making that set. Many of their set gauges that are on the lighter side make less sense to me, even in the modern musical world. Guess it underscores my dinosaur status.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



5th A

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound



6th E

Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound




"Our most popular electrics. Nickel plated steel wrap. Designed for Heavy Metal, Rock, Country, Blues and Pop styles."

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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