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GHS Electric Guitar Nickel Rockers Rollerwound Extra Lt., .009 - .042, R Plus RXL

GHS Electric Guitar Nickel Rockers Rollerwound Extra Lt., .009 - .042, R Plus RXL
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By Todd
Legendary tone
September 1, 2020
GHS of Battle Creek. Gotta support my hometown and get the best as well!
  • The sound of excellence.
  • None.
By Chris W.
So Long, Nickel Slinky
February 19, 2014
I started a few years ago looking for an alternate to the pure nickel Ernie Ball Slinkies. These strings always had the tone, especially on my Fender and solid body Gibson's, but the fret wear was unacceptable. Then I started using half rounds from D'Addario and the GHS Brite Flats on my archtops and Rickenbackers, and stumbled onto these as a half-way in between tone, with great finger feel, less noise, and nearly the same tone as the Slinkies. The rollerwound process produces a smoother feeling string that plays faster, while still retaining most of the tone of a roundwound. These are a great alternate, priced comparable to Ernie Ball Slinkies with less fret and fingerboard wear.
By Brad W.
July 3, 2011
GHS Strings are perfect for me as a slide player.
By Hank
February 10, 2010
These strings are very smooth and sound great on my Rickenbacker 330. Great balance and great feel.
By otis w.
August 14, 2009
I've been using these strings almost since I started playing over 35 years ago. Back then they were known as the "GUS" strings.....the little guy on the package.....and the packs were the loud colors that now just make up the lines on the new pack. I really, really like them. I used to have some endorsements and since they are gone now I have gone back to using what I want to. They seem to be a little lower tension. No scientific proof of that but they just feel that way to me. For a while they got hard to find but now thanks to Just Strings life is good.
By Doug
Nickel Rockers
August 2, 2009
These are great strings. They have a great mellow lower end. The strings have a great smooth feel to them. As typical to GHS a nice tension to the higher end.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Pure Nickel Rollerwound



5th A

Pure Nickel Rollerwound



6th E

Pure Nickel Rollerwound




"Made with round cover wire semi-flattened by metal rollers in the winding process. Bright-sounding, great feeling strings."

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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