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Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavy 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 guitar player c...Read More

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Guitar 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 guitar player can really "dig in" while retaining sound fundamentals. Heavy Core Strings (like all of Dunlop's guitar strings) are manufactured with the highest-quality materials and are engineered for great tone, balance, and feel.

"Heavy" guitar string gauges: 10-13-17-28-38-48


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 - Heavy Gauge
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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5.0

I would buy this again and again

By Lo

from Wichita, Kansas

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    Nice tone

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    5.0

    Great Strings

    By Dragon

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      Great Strings Got Dunlap On all My Guitars. The Zakk Wylde Strings Are My Favorites Heavy Core 26, 36 46... Same Strings as These... Although These Are The Best For Drop Down Tuning...

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Performs as advertised

      By Riffrawker

      from Colfax, LA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        These strings actually do what they are advertised to do. These 10-48's have the tension and characteristics of approx 11-52's. If your guitar is set up for standard or E flat with normal 10's, then you can expect to be able to tune down to D standard or even C# without making many adjustments. My 24 3/4 scale guitar is tuned to C# standard with these strings now and feel very nice, not all floppy and dull. I have read some other reviews that seem to exaggerate a little saying C standard and even drop A works with these, don't believe that, maybe with the heavier gauges in this line that could be done. The tone is good also, not muffled and dull like some strings get when tuning a full step down or more. Very cool. I have used the 10-46 Zakk W from this brand on a Custom 24 tuned to D standard and the bridge floated perfectly, I did not have to adjust the tremolo at all. So if you want to tune down a step or so without filing your nut, these are for you.

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        5.0

        good strings

        By hemnair

        from great falls montana

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • For Playing Duh

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

        have tried just bout all strings when I started and went with d'addiros xls for years. then thought I would give these a try just to see and now they are what I use. good life to em nice sound and great tension at low tunings.

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        5.0

        best

        By jason

        from chatt. tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          best tone and feel A++++++++

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great solution to beef up sound

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I wanted a string to fatten up the sound on my guitar and this string was perfect for the job. I dont actually drop tune often on this guitar. They hold up wonderfully for drop tuning, seeing how that is the original purpose of the string. I like the tension they add. Its not much more than typical strings have. The added depth and fullness is great though. My EMGs really benefitted from these strings. The price is great and they hold up over time.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Blown away

              By RonJeremyIsGod

              from anywhere

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anything but shredding
                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Hard rock to death metal
                • Practicing

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

                I'll never play anything else for a long time unless I'm really hard up. The new feel is perfectly broken not overwhelmingly new requiring little stretching, the sound is perfect for any music where you tune below D.

                very smooth slides the grip is like DR Dimebag Hi-voltage strings. Think a darker version of D'Addario strings, I've used ernie ball to Dean Markley and whatever my former guitar shops could throw at me and these are way better.

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                5.0

                Dunlop heavy core 10-48

                By wyd-open

                from Chicagoland area

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

                I have many different guitars that are set up for many different purposes and I am sold on this set for all of my D tuned guitars. With a good feel and no coloring of tone like some other strings, these are a good choice.
                I am quickly becoming a fan of the heavy core strings. The 10-48 set is great for D std. on a 24.75 scale guitar. The heavy core strings seem to feel a little stiffer for faster playing and lower action with no buzzing. They also have a smooth feel for the gauge.
                Pricing is in line with other industry standard strings. Good value considering the quality.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Huge improvement over the standard Dunlop strings

                By Elfranco

                from North Dakota

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

                I won a set of these through Dunlop, and I'm pleasantly surprised. I've had them on my 2001 Gothic Les Paul for over a month and they're still fresh. They're similar to the regular Dunlop 10 gauge, which I've also tried, but the Heavy Core has outlasted and performed my standards. Daddario's are my usually brand, but that might change.

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