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Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium 

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A unique combination of crisp highs, aggressive mids, and a focused low end gives Dunlop electric guitar strings a voice all their own. The Dunlop re...Click To Read More About This Product

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Long-lasting strings with warm, clear tone and a smooth, tactile feel.

A unique combination of crisp highs, aggressive mids, and a focused low end gives Dunlop electric guitar strings a voice all their own. The Dunlop recipe for string-to-string balance and responsiveness produced a 6 string set that is perfect for dynamic lead work, while notes in a chord ring out clearly whether clean or heavily distorted. This powerful voice is delivered in a low-tension string with a smooth tactile feel that breaks in fast and lasts a long time.

FEATURES
  • DEN1046 (formerly DEN2016) Medium 6/set Gauges: 10-13-17-26-36-46
  • Warm and clear tone
  • Smooth tactile feel
  • Low tension
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DunlopNickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

a very pleasant surprise

Got these strings free months ago...recently I got a new LP and was thinking whether i would keep it.. It had very old strings on it and sounded very trebly and...Read complete review

Got these strings free months ago...recently I got a new LP and was thinking whether i would keep it.. It had very old strings on it and sounded very trebly and thin!! so i figured i would use the freebies rather than my standard 10's D'Addario's. I did a setup, adjusted the neck, string height, intonation...and replaced the strings with these Dunlops...and I must tell you that these strings sound great. This LP had a very bright character and these strings added lots of low end punch. I am going to try these on my strat and my other LP.....they seem very nice!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These worked but, didn't sound the best & didn't last long.

I play a custom Jackson King V JS30KV with a fret swap for stainless steel fat frets. I didn't play it much while I had these strings but, High e broke so easily....Read complete review

I play a custom Jackson King V JS30KV with a fret swap for stainless steel fat frets. I didn't play it much while I had these strings but, High e broke so easily. I was tuning to standard e but, halfway it broke. They did feel smooth for the time I had them. I would recommend these as back ups if a string breaks because, they are very flimsy but, get the job done well. I gave these a 2-5 due to how short of a lifespan they had. They cannot even come close to my factory strings that came with this guitar. These lasted 2-4 months where, my factory strings lasted 2 years, and gave me beautiful sound.

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(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

UNRELIABLE STRINGS

By M. Deniz P.

from Istanbul, Turkey

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Pros

  • Easier To Play

Cons

  • Breaks Easy
  • Lacks Strength
  • Not Consistent
  • Poor Tone Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

    I will NEVER use these strings again. Yesterday, I was on stage with my band, my strings were kind of new (about two weeks after I installed them), we were on the last song -Master of Puppets. In the second verse, my 6th string (yes, SIXTH STRING) broke! If you need strength, use Earnie Ball, I've never experienced a broken string on their sets. But my last two Dunlop products got their thickest string broken.
    This is not acceptable.
    The reason may be I use thick picks, but Dunlop is the only brand that I experience such problem.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a very pleasant surprise

    By BCY123

    from NYC, NY

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

      Got these strings free months ago...recently I got a new LP and was thinking whether i would keep it.. It had very old strings on it and sounded very trebly and thin!! so i figured i would use the freebies rather than my standard 10's D'Addario's. I did a setup, adjusted the neck, string height, intonation...and replaced the strings with these Dunlops...and I must tell you that these strings sound great. This LP had a very bright character and these strings added lots of low end punch. I am going to try these on my strat and my other LP.....they seem very nice!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Heavy-sounding strings

      By Ampbox

      from MD, USA

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      Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

      When and if you ever need a beefy tone, then look no further than these strings. They didn't allow me to get the sound I wanted (because the strings added so much beef on their own), but they did have a quality sound and good feel nonetheless.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great string, what you expect of Dunlop!

      By Bubba Kent

      from Hutto, Tx

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Tinsel Strengh

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

          I go through strings like a new-born does diapers! These were on sale and the reg. price is pretty fair as well. They are very bright and on my G&L ASAT yet, they warm up nicely after an hour playing so I'm happy with them...way to go Dunlop and Musician's Friend!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Value at a low price!

          By Carlos Ojeda

          from Montebello, CA

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          Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

          Good quality, low tension and exellent sound in 25.5" or 24.75" scale guitars, from Fender to Gibson and any brand in-between.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far so good, im glad i bought 'em

          By trainofconsequence

          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

          Ive been using Ernie ball regular slinky for years until i saw a youtube video talking about these convinced me to try them. the packaging is so great i felt like i was opening a christmas present. these strings felt different from the regular slinkys, cause they were thinner and broke in right away. normally it would take days on the regular slinkys to strecth them and would leave my fingers in pain, with these i just stretched them twice and they were good. after 3 hours i came back to playing them and they felt great and a lot thinner, and i was able to bend a lot better. so far after 10 hours ive had them, im happy with them.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Strings ever

          By Fretboardfreak23

          from San Jose

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          Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

          I've been using these strings for 6 months now and i love them. The first string change i did on my rg. i fell in love they just felt so great even when i wasnt playing they felt great just to hold. i reccommend everyone get these strings they r the best especially for the price

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY FOCUSED LOWS

          By PS

          from Guam

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          Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

          A salesman from GC gave 2 packs to me as promo items and did not really thought much about them. My Strat's high E string broke and I used the Dunlops and I was blown away by the clarity, bite, and focus of the 2 lower strings. Fender Super Bullets are great for Fender guitars but the Dunlop strings brings out a new animal in my Strat. The 2 lower strings on Super Bullets are accentuated and muddy while the Dunlops are more balanced with the the other strings. It chimes,bites,spanks and growls. A real affordable surprise!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Could be better

          By yup-h5evO

          from CA

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          Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

          Got a free pack of these so I decided to test them outThere ok, not great but not bad.The low end is a bit too low for my liking and they have a long break-in period. overall 5/10Deffinately not going to BUY these.

           
          5.0

          My guitar selected these.

          By Pluggy

          from North Carolina

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium:

              I put these on a humbucking Gibson that was just a little to "jangly". Now the sound is more useful for country, rock, and some church work. The guitar picks the strings and these are the pick.

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