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Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge

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Heavy Core guitar strings are uniquely designed with Dunlop's proprietary core-to-wrap ratios that are meticulously calculated so the player can real...Click To Read More About This Product

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Strings for the player that enjoys higher tension at standard tuning or normal tension at dropped tunings.

Heavy Core guitar strings are uniquely designed with Dunlop's proprietary core-to-wrap ratios that are meticulously calculated so the player can really "dig in" while retaining sound fundamentals. Heavy Core strings (like all of Dunlop's replacement guitar strings) are manufactured with the highest-quality materials and are engineered for great tone, balance, and feel.

"Heavier" guitar string gauges: 11-14-18-28-38-50


Get heavy-core guitar strings for heavy tones when you order a pack or two of these Dunlop drop-tuning strings today.

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DunlopHeavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

excellent strings

I've been using these for a week now and i'm still amazed at how well they feel and sound. I've used tons of different string brands and dunlop really hit a homerun with these....Read complete review

I've been using these for a week now and i'm still amazed at how well they feel and sound. I've used tons of different string brands and dunlop really hit a homerun with these. They don't feel like "heavy" strings, they're actually kinda lite. I use these for standard tuning on a les paul and the tone and feel is perfect. Lots of articulation on the low strings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Better strings available

Quality string but for the price, and as quick as they break i would recommend ernie ball slinky strings or ernie ball cobalts. Although with my
Play style i seem to break cobalts...Read complete review

Quality string but for the price, and as quick as they break i would recommend ernie ball slinky strings or ernie ball cobalts. Although with my
Play style i seem to break cobalts super fast as well.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent strings

By J22w

from Longview, Tx

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Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

I've been using these for a week now and i'm still amazed at how well they feel and sound. I've used tons of different string brands and dunlop really hit a homerun with these. They don't feel like "heavy" strings, they're actually kinda lite. I use these for standard tuning on a les paul and the tone and feel is perfect. Lots of articulation on the low strings.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing stuff

By MakeMetal460

from CT

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Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

i love these strings. i put them on ithink 2 months ago and there still on my axe. no visible or feelable rust, and they stay in tune really well. i do 1/2 step down tuning and i drop d without problems and bring it back up to the e without problems. i know its the strings holding the tuning, not the tuning pegs because ive tried other strings that cant handle my drop d abuse; these can. the tone is great but it only lasted 1 of the 2 months ive had them on, wich is when people usaly change there strings anyways. these rock.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings For Drop Tuning

By mmm314

from Chicago

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Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

I was looking for a set of strings that didn't get all floppy when I tuned down to D standard on a 24.75" scale guitar. Since it was kind of an experiment for that guitar I didn't want to get some crazy thick 12-54 or 13-60 set which probably would have meant that I would have to make the nut slots bigger and then replace the nut if I decided to go back. Then I found these, and they were perfect for my needs! I'm accostomed to 10-46 set on my standard tuned 25.5 scale length guitars and these have just a bit more string tension tuned to D standard on a 24.75" guitars. I can also go down to drop C and the low string still won't get floppy. Didn't have to widen the nut slots at all, so if I ever decide to go back to standard all I have to do is adjust the truss rod and reset my intonation. I probably won't go back because I like it so much..
Features? These have higher tension, which is there selling point. They Deliver.
I've had these on a guitar I play a lot for a month or two, and I haven't broken any. I don't break a whole lot of strings in general, though ...
They are worth what I paid for them ... which was the average price for an normal set of strings

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super reliable/quick break in

By Zack

from Michigan

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Quick Break In

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

      I've been playing guitar for nearly 10 years and have used almost every brand out there, and had settled on D'addario before switching to these strings.They break in faster than d'adds, have more tonal characteristics than ernie ball, and are neither brittle nor noodley. In my opinion these strings are the best.

      (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not what they advertise

      By NecroMantis

      from Spartanburg, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Lower tension than expect
      • Rubberband like
      • You can't really detune

      Best Uses

      • Long scale length guitars

      Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

      These are advertised to be for people "who tune below D" Yeah? I was playing 12's and figured I could go down to these and get 11's and have similar tension. Not even close. Slinky rubber band strings. Not what I wanted at all, at all, at all. I feel cheated and lied to. I don't think Dunlop strings will ever find their way on my guitar ever again. Sorely disappointed. Spend a little less time worrying about how fresh the string is and sell what you're advertising JERKS.

      I hated these strings so band I wouldn't take them for free.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dunlop HeavyCore Heavier Gauge strings

      By MArk Kanuch

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

      Lets just say overall i would give this item a 20 if i could
      The best strings from dunlop I have ever Bought. Completely worth the $ i spent, the shipping was really fast and i recieved them before the estimated delivery day, im am well satisfied
      The styrings are very well made, still easily flexible for the thicker gauging and the tone is just incredible, all metalheads who are experimenting with new strings, these r a must try
      I payed $ and got the best strings i have ever bought from dunlop, it was more then well worth it.

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By sonoragazzo

      from TX

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Excellent tone and feel
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Live
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

        Tried many brands and finally found my match with Dunlop strings

         
        5.0

        Best strings for metal and drop tune

        By Rick

        from Louisville

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best strings for metal

        Cons

        • Have not had any problems

        Best Uses

        • Metal or drop tune

        Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

        I love these strings very durable and sound great

         
        4.0

        USED THEM A FEW TIMES HAD A GRATE TIME

        By NAPPERRON

        from CHATTANOOGA TN.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • IN TIME WILL TELL

          Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

          TUNE REALY FAST IN TUNING BACK IN DROP OR STANDER.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Better strings available

          By imeagle

          from los angeles, ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Break Quickly
            • Dull Tone

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

              Quality string but for the price, and as quick as they break i would recommend ernie ball slinky strings or ernie ball cobalts. Although with my
              Play style i seem to break cobalts super fast as well.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Chunky, Squealing E Standard Excitement

              By thombrogan

              from northeast

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Squeal Like Piggies

              Cons

              • Plain Strings Slippery

              Best Uses

              • Chugging
              • Sounding Ossumm
              • Squealing

              Comments about Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavier Gauge:

              On a 24.75" scale guitar (such as an Epiphone LP-100), these strings are the bee's knees in E Standard tuning. The wound strings aren't any easier to fret, strum, slap, squeal, or otherwise pummel compared to thinner-cored strings, but they feel and -more importantly- sound quite thick and bassy. Oddly enough, while sounding all thick and bassy, they're actually relatively bright. It's an accoustical miracle.

              If you're into that overusing pinch-harmonics for obnoxious squeals (heaven knows I am), these strings will deliver a swirling vortex of high harmonics the likes of which I hadn't seen since using Rev. Willy's Mexican Lottery Brand strings (also made by Dunlop - weird coincidence). So whether you want to accentuate some non-muddy d'jenting with well-placed pinch harmonics or throw a somber etude under the bus just because you can, these strings make it easer.

              Now it isn't all a bed of peanut butter cups and tequila. The plain strings; like the much smaller counterparts in the Rev. Willy set; are more slippery than silicon-soaked snail snot and that makes the initial break in period require patience.

              If you like strings that give a thick, clear tone, can throw off pinch-harmonics at whim, and do so without demanding much in the way of physical strength and don't mind having to wait almost 24 hours for the plain strings to settle in, you may enjoy these bubs. I don't think they can handle drop tuning on a 24.75" scale guitar, but they're very, very nice in E Standard.

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