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GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings  

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David Gilmour uses gauges 10.5, 13, 17, 30, 40, and 50 on his Gibson Les Paul.

David Gilmour's connection with GHS' Boomer series electric guitar strings goes back to 1979, when he started us... Click To Read More About This Product

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David Gilmour uses gauges 10.5, 13, 17, 30, 40, and 50 on his Gibson Les Paul.

David Gilmour's connection with GHS' Boomer series electric guitar strings goes back to 1979, when he started using them on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" project.

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GHSGB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Strings & Great Tone

These strings brought me back to GHS. I used GHS for years, but switched to Fender strings, because especially on a Les Paul, Bullet Ends make string replacement easy as cake. Typical...Read complete review

These strings brought me back to GHS. I used GHS for years, but switched to Fender strings, because especially on a Les Paul, Bullet Ends make string replacement easy as cake. Typical ball ends tend to get stuck, and in the event the string breaks, replacement can mean ramming something into your bridge and possibly damaging your guitar. If your string breaks with a Bullet End, it just falls out on its own. Despite the traditional ball ends, I love these strings. The 10.5 E-string was the real seller for me. I still have the playability of a 10, with a deeper tone like an 11. The 30, 40, 50 also provide a little more meat in your tone. I use to buy a seven-string set and build my own custom strings, but I think I'll stick with these from now on. Of course, I am a huge Gilmour fan, but that aside, these are just great sounding strings. Really, David rarely ever recorded with a Les Paul in the first place, so if you want that convented Gilmour tone, buy a Strat with classic pickups. These strings are ideal for anyone looking for a little "darker" or "meatier" tone. I can't say much about durability. However, I never had an issue with GHS before; Ernie Ball, on the other hand, seemed to always break. Fender makes great strings as well. I've used these for about a month now, and love 'em. I just wish GHS could somehow rip-off the Bullet End that Fender uses.

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Poor quality strings

Bought several sets of these and the other signature sets for my Fender strat. Unsealed package, a lot of rust on these strings and very rough on the fingers. They didn't last long...Read complete review

Bought several sets of these and the other signature sets for my Fender strat. Unsealed package, a lot of rust on these strings and very rough on the fingers. They didn't last long and I was glad. Threw away what I had left.

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5.0

outstanding strings

By david

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

outstanding strings they have some of the best tone i have played and they last longer

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique Gauge - perfect for Gibsons

By 6122

from NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • custom gauge favors shorter scale guitars

Cons

  • excessive packaging

Best Uses

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    This is the only commercial set that I have found with these unique specs. The 10.5 is interesting, although I could live with either a 10 or 11 - but the best part is the 30, 40, 50 on the low end. More common is the 28, 38, 48 - so it is helpful to have this mix available for the right person and/or need. I have battled my Gibson electrics for some time trying to keep their tuning as stable as my Fenders, and have tweaked various factors on the Gibson's - but these thicknesses and tension seems to be the final touch to getting them where I need. The shorter scale on a Gibson requires heavier strings to achieve the same level of tension as a Fender using lighter strings. I gave up a little of that slinky bendy feel - moving up from the stock Gibson 10's - but it is well made up for by being able to run a show with "normal" tuning tweaks - rather than tuning "issues".

    As far as quality - they are quite good - no complaints. I have evolving brand preferences on strings, but as someone who has used various brands over the years - the truth is that all the major string brands have good quality in this day and age - if you are getting a fresh pack. Blindfold tests with different brands using same gauge, same style (stainless steel, Nickel etc) - we would all be hard pressed to tell the difference. So to me it is about the Features - such as - for my Fenders I prefer Bullets because I believe the Bullet end sits perfectly in the string-thru-body of Strats and Tele's. So for this set - the feature is the gauge - more important than the brand - but they do sound very good.

    I would appreciate if they could go to a less wasteful packaging. Other brands have figured out how to differentiate whether it is the 1st string, 2nd string etc- without needing a separate pouch for each string.

    Bottom line - very good strings - and I appreciate the thick bottom end. Thanks

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor quality strings

    By Ron4950

    from Missouri

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    Bought several sets of these and the other signature sets for my Fender strat. Unsealed package, a lot of rust on these strings and very rough on the fingers. They didn't last long and I was glad. Threw away what I had left.

     
    5.0

    The Best Strings For Your Les Paul

    By KCJAZZ 60

    from Kansas City Mo.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Great sound
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Non'

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    These are the perfect gauge strings for a Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul. After I had bought 2 sets of other brand name stings I finally tried the David Gilmore Signature Series and cannot believe I didn't buy them first. If you own A Les Paul you need to rock these!! TRUST ME

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Preference

    By Christopher Rader

    from Virginia

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    Sounds great. Good volume. I like the ballance of the gauges. Took a while to get used to it but it is my favorite now.
    I use these strings on my Les Paul shaped guitar made by luthier Daniel Carbone. I have tried numerous other string brands and gauge configurations and like this one the best.
    Don't last forever, but consistently last.

    I use silicon based oil at the bridge and nut plus mineral oil on the strings to extend the life of the strings.
    Great string. Great price here on MF

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect set of strings...

    By paul czeresko

    from SC, USA

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings meet a need that was previously unsatisfied, they are fairly priced, and they last a long time. I'm very impressed.
    I mean, there aren't many "features" a set of strings can have, but these do answer all the issues I was having with other sets. The Gilmour 10.5 strings are really solid-feeling on the bottom and playable on the top without feeling weak. They work well between standard and drop C. Any lower than than and they get a bit floppy, but what everything has limits.
    I've trusted GHS for many years now and these share the same quality as the rest of the range. They sound new for much longer than any other brand I've used.
    Considering I was previously mixing and matching, these are a steal. They aren't much more expensive than a regular set of boomers.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The best-sounding strings i ever used

    By Alex Gumangan

    from Philippines

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    The strings sound good, especially if you placed the pickup selector switch on the 4th position on a clean channel, i can't describe it but it sounds awesome
    the only feature here is the fact that this is one of the 2 string sets that David used on his Black Strat and Les Paul Goldtop
    The quality's good, it looks like it can last for years before breaking. But that's just me
    The value isn't that bad for the price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Big sound.

    By piloto117

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    I was first very impressed with the way these strings sounded and felt. Used them for a les paul custom, and the sound is big, bright, detailed and musical; great indeed. The gauge is a little peculiar on this set, because of that slight thickness on the high E string, takes a little time to get used to, but it makes perfect sense for me, as it does make the balance in terms of volume a little bit better. Only downside is they didn't last too long and broke the b string within a month, a week later the high E broke too. For the price it can get pretty expensive if you use it year round.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gitardoofus

    By Gitardoofus

    from Colorado

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    Excellent strings - typical GHS quality like the regular Boomers I've used for years. No big difference except the gauges from regular GHS sets. More money for DG's name is all.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GHS can't be beat

    By Valve Basher

    from North Central West Virginia

    Comments about GHS GB-DGG David Gilmour Signature Red Set Electric Guitar Strings:

    Strings are really a matter of taste. For me GHS makes the best strings out there. I used to use GHS "Big Core" strings. Then they changed them to "Santana Signature Series" and raised the price but they were still worth the money. The David Gilmour sets are excellent strings. I play at least a couple hours every day, and they last quite a long time. GHS have always kept their tone longer for me than any other strings. The guages in the red set are excellent as well. I personally don't care for the guages in the blue set but that is just my taste.

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