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Soulful, rich, articulate, and smooth sound from strings designed to emulate fat Texas tone.

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is known for big fat Texas tone that has been described as "hot, blue, and righteous." Dunlop developed Reverend Willy's strings in collaboration with Billy himself, aiming to make replacement guitar strings that offer a real punch and while remaining articulate and clear when guitarists perform his legendary leads and pinch harmonics.

Extra Light guitar string gauges: 7-9-11-20-30-38


Get the big Texas tone of Billy Gibbons when you order some Reverend Willy's guitar strings today.

 
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DunlopReverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

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    5.0

    Righteous Blues Tone courtesy of the Rev

    By Carson Parker

    from TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

        Dear Reverend Willy G.,

        Thanks for the 7 gauge strings. They are righteous. Now I just need to learn your licks and tricks to be a Texas Blues legend.

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        5.0

        Reverend Willy's Strings

        By JackSrat

        from fl.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Jackstrat

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

            I have always used 010 or 009 on my stratocasters because of the longer scale. I always thought the heavier the string the better the tone however the string gage doesn't effect the tone as I found out. I put these strings on my 2004 50th aniversery strat and I can't believe the tone and so easy to play.I wish I had done this years ago. I have played guitar for 50 years and it puts a whole new life in it for me.

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            5.0

            Just love 'em!

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

              These strings are very easy to manipulate on the fretboard for anyone who has short fingers or small hands, and you do not sacrifice tone. They are real joy to play for chords or picking.

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              4.0

              Loosy Goosy Strings

              By bfrank

              from Arizona

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

              easy bending very senitive for playing and tuning . No lack of tone here. Tuning stablity is a little iffy... Don't look at em hard... they can feel it!

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              5.0

              Luthier Choice

              By beeches843

              from Edisto Island, SC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Beginners Choice
              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Beginners First Choice
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

                I "re-make" guitars by replacing the fretwire with .035's for beginners and people with "Not so strong" fingers. These are the ONLY strings I put on my guitars. I am 58 and retired, but I still remember the 60's and not only high action but heavy "I give up!" strings. As a lead guitarist, you can't go wrong. If you are a long time player as well, you owe it to yourself to at least TRY these babies out!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Like playing air guitar

                By TheVein

                from Gavagi, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

                    I wanted to see what a .007 felt like. It takes a very light touch. Suprisingly good tone. G string is a little too slinky -- would feel more balanced with a .013 on that string.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    my go-to strings

                    By wes

                    from Venice, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Venues

                      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

                      these are great strings for finger picking. they sound good and don't hurt my fingers hammering on or pulling off. the price is right and the box is amusing.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      thank you Billy G!

                      By Gonzo

                      from America

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Bending Strings
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

                        I love these strings! Very rubber band like on my strat, which makes it a joy to play. I was curious about the lighter gauge strings (used 10's), and I'm glad I made the leap.

                        the response and attack on these strings is ridiculous. can't play too hard, but the softest touch can bend a note to wherever. Definitely makes you pay more attention when soloing as you can do any bend without any effort. Voodoo child lick now is a breeze, lol. Thank you Billy Gibbons for getting 7's made. They are a blast!

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        4/6 were totally awesome - 5/6 matched

                        By thombrogan

                        from northeast

                        About Me Novice

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                        Pros

                        • Easy Two-step Bends
                        • Have Gibberish On Box
                        • Squeal Like Piggies

                        Cons

                        • Had Wrong Low E String

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

                          Just got these before needing to get my guitar's neck unbowed and thought "two birds with one stone!" A through high E were great, but the G slipped out of the tuning peg and was clipped so I couldn't get it back in there. Replaced it with an Ernie Ball 0.011 and all was well. Seemed, though, that the low E had a lot of tension compared to the rest of the set. My calipers measured it as being 0.042" thick. So Dunlop might make the greatest strings of all time ever, but pobody's nerfect. Replaced it with an Ernie Ball 0.032" and it's funny and cool how "fat" a thin, barely-tensioned string can sound.

                          Enough bellyaching - on to the strings themselves. They are awesome, amazing, stupendous, inspiring, mystifying, enchanting, encouraging, and fun. Finger vibrato, pinch harmonics (even with the tone nob rolled back), and 2-step bends are all extremely easy with these puppies. Probably can all be done with Ernie Ball Extra Slinkys for a few bucks less, but these strings are very nice. Definitely buying again so as to get the right Low E and not miss out on the G.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great strings!

                          By Catherine Lara

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

                          The 7 and 9 are fantastic - I used to get sore fingers fast from the gauges that come in an 8 set. These strings make my guitar very playable!
                          I have smaller hands and love these strings. I play lead guitar and can now really get into my bending.

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