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GHS Electric Guitar Progressives Roundwound Custom Light, .009 - .046, Plain Third String,, PRCL

GHS Electric Guitar Progressives Roundwound Custom Light, .009 - .046, Plain Third String,, PRCL
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33% Recommend this product (1 of 3 responses)
By Silas O.
Runge Texas
GHS guitar strings
November 8, 2019
As a hardcore fan of Soundgarden, and Guild guitars ofcourse, I must say these are the greatest strings I have played! They sound amazing on my Guild s-100, and are suitable for both all types of playing and players.
ProsGreat price, great tone, great feel, how can you pass that up! Plus Kim Thayil plays them so even more of a reason.
By Ksscooter
July 10, 2016
These strings have great twang/clarity edge on the bass and last and last and last. Why they are kind of a cult item is a mystery to me. They are terrific. I owned a guitar shop for 40 years and there isn't anything better.
By g p.
progressives 9-46
February 15, 2011
Best string ghs makes, or anybody makes, for that matter. Elliptically wound, smooth, alloy 52, total dope.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



5th A

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



6th E

Nickel/Iron Roundwound




"Magnetically active "Alloy 52Ô " used on these versatile new strings, combined with thoroughly-researched core-to-cover ratios, creates a long-lasting string for all musical styles. They will delight any progressive musician."

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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