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GHS Electric Guitar Progressives Roundwound Ex. Light, .009 -.042, Plain Third String, PRXL

GHS Electric Guitar Progressives Roundwound Ex. Light, .009 -.042, Plain Third String, PRXL
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25% Recommend this product (1 of 4 responses)
By Ian M.
Charles Town, WV
The Best!
February 21, 2021
I'm back and I'm still using GHS Progressives! I won't use anything else. They are the best strings available... bar none! Now all I need is for GHS to make a .0095 - .044 set and I'll be in heaven!
Pros. Excellent pitch . Fabulous tone . Sweet brightness . Smooth under your fingers . Easy on your frets . Great longevity
Cons. None
By Ian M.
Progressives Follow-up
December 29, 2016
2017 is just around the corner and I'm still using GHS Progressives. I get excellent longevity now by keeping my hands clean when playing. Now that I've lived with these strings for six years, I have fallen in love with them. They sound, play and feel fantastic and the harmonics they produce are many and clear.

I sincerely hope GHS doesn't get silly and change these strings or drop them from their product line. I'd be lost without them!
By Ian M.
GHS Progressives
October 23, 2010
I fully agree with Mike. These strings have great feel, great tone, great power, excellent harmonics and really nice balance. I rated them at 4 stars because I expected more longevity out of them. At the end of 2 weeks, they began to lose the ability to hold pitch and got dull in a big hurry.

I guess I'm spoiled though. I had been using a Canadian set of nickle/iron alloy strings for the past 5 years that were simply incredible! The price was 3 times that of the Progressives but I have two guitars strung with the last of them and they're going on 5 months now. That kind of longevity makes them pretty inexpensive. Sadly, the company changed hands and the strings aren't what they used to be. So, I've tried just about every Alloy 52 string offered by Just Strings.

Bottom line for the Progressives - fantastic sounding and playing string with better than average longevity. They will not disappoint! I'll continue to buy them until someone matches that Canadian set.
By Mike H.
GHS Progressives
May 7, 2010
You guys have great service and these strings are the best I have ever used, I have been playing Guitar for 35 yrs and have found none better. I'm a hard rocker and these strings bring out the highs and lows to the point that I won't use anything else, I'm glad I found you guys!!!






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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