GHS Strings Round Core Bass Boomers

Designed by bassists in the office and road-tested by bassists from our Artist Family, Round Core Bass Boomers have a full frequency sound (generous in the low mids) with a clear, soft high end. Nickel-Plated steel is wound over a round core, providing a more tactile feel under your fingers. With a balanced construction with the G/E strings, Round Core Bass Boomers are consistent across the entire fretboard.

Why Should You Play Round Core Bass Boomers?

  • You want consistency across the entire fretboard
  • You want to unlock the full tonal spectrum of your bass
  • You want a more tactile feeling set of Bass Boomers
SKU Set Gauges 1-G 2-D 3-A 4-E 5-B
RC-L3045 SETS - ROUND CORE BASS BOOMERS® - RC-L3045 Set, Light (37.25" winding) 040-095 RC-DYB40 RC-DYB55 RC-DYB75 RC-DYB95
RC-ML3045 SETS - ROUND CORE BASS BOOMERS® - RC-ML3045 Set, Medium Light (37.25" winding) 045-100 RC-DYB45 RC-DYB65 RC-DYB80 RC-DYB100
RC-M3045 SETS - ROUND CORE BASS BOOMERS® - RC-M3045 Set, Medium (37.25" winding) 045-105 RC-DYB45 RC-DYB65 RC-DYB85 RC-DYB105
RC-5ML-DYB SETS - ROUND CORE BASS BOOMERS® - RC-5ML-DYB Set, Medium Light, 5 String (37.25" winding) 045-126 RC-DYB45 RC-DYB65 RC-DYB80 RC-DYB100 RC-DYB126
RC-5M-DYB SETS - ROUND CORE BASS BOOMERS® - RC-5M-DYB Set, Medium, 5 String (37.25" winding) 045-130 RC-DYB45 RC-DYB65 RC-DYB85 RC-DYB105 RC-DYB130
RC-H3045 SETS - ROUND CORE BASS BOOMERS® - RC-H3045 Set, Heavy (37.25" winding) 050-115 RC-DYB50 RC-DYB70 RC-DYB95 RC-DYB115

I used regular Boomers for years but had switched to a different brand of roundwound bass string recently. The Round Core Boomers piqued my interest and when I tried a set I was reminded of why I liked the original Boomers so much. They are crips without being overly bright or harsh and the fundamental mote is very clear. I also find the tension just right on the 45-100 set. These are my go-to roundwounds now, and Precision Flats are still one my favorite flatwounds.

Frank R.

I discovered and switched to Round Core Bass Boomers recently, and I will use these exclusively from now on.  I love the flexible feel from the round core, and they sound great.
How about sizing a set for the Squier Mini P?   It has become a very popular bass.  

Jonathan Moody

Thanks for the kind words! We can look into it, but the Mini P hasn't caught on nearly as much as of yet. The Mikro would be a more popular starting point, and thankfully that already accepts typical "short scale" bass strings. 

Frank R.

I don't think you have the data if you are stating that.   The Mini P is a very big seller, and the topic of a ton of online forum dialog.
The Mikro "accepts" short scale strings - if you cut them.   But, I'm sure your short scale sets, and the short scale sets of just about all manufacturers, do Not fit the Mikro without cutting.

You folks very easily could size strings that legitimately fit both the Mikro and the Mini P at the same time.   It would sell significantly.  

Jonathan Moody

Frank, online forum dialog is GREAT. But, it's a microcosm of a larger picture. If we only went by what forums were talking about, we'd have a LOT more "balanced tension" options out there, as it's still a hot topic for debate. But when I compare the online chatter with sales numbers, it tells a different story (and I've talked to dealers as well).

I've been watching the "micro short scale" basses for quite some time,. I've spent time with the MiKro already, and our short scale sets (which are slightly longer than the usual 32" winding length of most companies) do fit as-is, with no cutting aside from the usual trimming. I've physically checked, and many users have confirmed it as well.

As said, I will look into the Mini P, but making a set of strings for what's still a "niche" instrument, is a tough sell.  

Jovan T.

Just strung my 60th Anniversary Jazz with these and they are awesome so far. Standard Boomers are a little too high tension for what I like in a roundwound, and these solve that problem and feel much better than the other round core strings I was using.

Jonathan Moody

Thanks for the kind words, Jovan! What specific set/gauges did you string your Jazz up with? 

Jovan T.