Saturday, 22 March 2008
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Hey guys, I recently got a 6 string AB I that had DR longnecks on it. Like Sheldon has said, they don't work. Out of desperation, I installed a set of GHS Boomers M3045X Long scale Plus (45 65 85 105) and luckily I had a matching Boomer 136 B (DYB136) that I'd ordered a while back from juststrings. I had a used C string laying around, a 28 IIRC that I threw on too. SOUND: Well, I really like the tone of this set. The guys in the band can't tell the difference between the sound of my 6 compared to my AB 5 w/ DW stainless strings. I can hear the difference, nickels plated steel Bommers are a little less bright. FEEL: easier on the finger tips and frets than stainless. The tension is higher, strings are tighter. I kinda like this, I have less fret buzz. I'm learning to play with a lighter touch. But, for now, heavier strings help my sound. ***I've also been able to tune down to AEADGC and ADADGC with this set, with no problems.*** I don't routinely use altered tunings, but it's good to know. ALSO: DW sets are 30 45 55 75 95 128 . If you get the Long Scale Plus LIGHT set (L3045X) 40 55 75 95 the E, A, and D are the same as DW. This would help remedy the tension difference. Hope you nickel string lovers found this helpful.
14 years ago
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Is the Boomer B string tapered? Do you need to trim silk are anything to get these to fit? I am always looking for options as well.
14 years ago
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None of the Boomers are tapered at the ball end. So, I had to adjust the saddle screws down, and of course, adjust intonation a bit. Yes, I did have to cut the silk of the B string. But, it fit well, with nearly 1/4 inch extra between the nut and tuning peg.
13 years ago
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I just played my AB II fitted with Boomers. Very nice mids (highs are shy) but I am so used to the great clarity and definition of the Dingwall strings that I will re-fit Dingwall strings tomorrow
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