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Anyone use the GHS .010-.038 Boomer set???

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by E5RSY, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Supposedly, this approximates the old Fender "Rock 'n' Roll" set that "everybody" used back in the '60s.

    Anybody?
     
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    2HBStrat Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes, either the GHS or Fender 10-38.
     
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    notroHnhoJ Tele-Meister

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    I’ve tinkered with it, just out of curiosity. Its an odd set of strings, but having messed with it on my strat, I am absolutely convinced the odd mix of gauges are for balanced output with the old school staggered pole pieces, and balanced tension with a floating trem.
     
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    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    i remember reading that this was the set Rory Gallagher used.
     
  5. dickey

    dickey Friend of Leo's

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    I've been using it for years...best sound for chikin'-pikin' country.
     
  6. Ben Bishop

    Ben Bishop Tele-Meister

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    IIRC the Fender 150 set is a nickel-wrap 10-39 set. Clean articulate notes in the lower range. The 150/250/350 are progressively tighter wraps, the XL sets are wider, as in 10-46. I bought a bunch of 10-39 sets that I'm still working through. Works for me.
     
  7. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    I used it, but it was too light and went back to 11-49’s.

    GHS strings are nice, i like their 11’s set.
     
  8. swervinbob

    swervinbob Tele-Holic

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    I plan for this to be my next excitement.
     
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    MojoTrwall Tele-Meister

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    I really love them for my strat I won't change.

    To play Hendrix, Niles Rodgers kind of stuff it's perfect.

    I even got to buy them to Thomann which is pita for string due to shipment price just for strings.
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    The GHS set was available even in the 80s as far as I remember. Perhaps even before that.

    I started using it again, but on many guitars I prefer a higher gauge for the low E, so I started buying single .042s.

    I liked the Fenders, but I think they changed something because I didn't like how the wound strings feel (at least the last set I bought around 13 years ago or so). Also I'm not sure you can still get them in that gauge.
     
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    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Love'em.
     
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