Because we play often with dropped tunings in our band, I ordered one set of the 12-52 strings to try them. In regular case I use the 11-50 from the same brand (GHS). The tuning is dropped C.
Last time I restringed my guitar, I took the 12-er strings, but was not able to adjust my guitar to get a sound without clashing of the dropped C-string. Im not a beginner and know my guitar really good, but it simply didnt work.
The other guitarist in our band plays them everytime in the same tuning and is happy, so, I think my guitar is simply not made for this strength of strings!
Therefore i would recommand, that you order one set for the first time, to check that the strings are compatible with you guitar and then order more for personal stock.
The Quality and packaging of the GHS boomers was very good as usual. Therefore they get 5 stars,
So I basically got these to throw on my Gretsch, I needed a heavier string gauge to compensate for the low output pickups. As a rhythm player, these have done the trick for me ! A nice clean yet warm tone and didn't need to change them after one gig (just a good wipe down to get all that gunk/sweat off). I'll definitely go for these again !
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