We offer different gauges of BHS Boomers for different playing styles and personal preferences, from Super Light up to Heavy, Heavy Bottom and more. Our gauge selections give you the range from first to sixth string. While gauge choices have a lot to do with personal taste and “feel,” there are some rules of thumb and advantages/disadvantages of both. For newer players, lighter gauge strings are easier to fret, bend and use with slides. However, they also tend to be more prone to breakage. They also cause more buzzing of the fret board if the neck action on the guitar is low. Heavier gauge strings are more difficult to play, but they’ll give you a fuller sound, more volume and greater sustain. A heavy gauge string will also break less frequently, and will be a better performer for detuning (such as a “drop D”). It is also possible to combine a lighter gauge on the top with a heavier gauge on the bottom.
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046, 060