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

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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 stri...Read More

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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


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

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Long life (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

On a lark..

..I got these strings to try because I never played strings this light before. I figured it'd be a fun goof just to say I had 7's on my Tele once. But...Read complete review

..I got these strings to try because I never played strings this light before. I figured it'd be a fun goof just to say I had 7's on my Tele once. But these haven't been off my guitar since I put 'em on!! I was expecting almost unplayable rubber bands but that is FAR from what I got with these.PLAYABILITY- Like buttah. Bends are effortless. In a way, they've made me a better player because instead of "feeling" the bend with the tension of heavier strings, you have to use your ears more to make sure you nail the target note. It makes you pay attention to nuance. If you're used to heavy strings, you will have to adjust your touch to a degree. But the rewards are worth it. I'm a big guy with big hands, but I've always had a really light touch so I'm able to really let myself go on these instead of fightng with a heavier gauge.DURABILITY- I bend the living hel outta these (2+ steps) and they haven't broken yet. And they stay in tune!! I've heard people complain how easy it is to knock light gauged strings outta tune, but these only needed minor stretching when I put em on and they've stayed in tune perfectly since.SOUND- The "Heavy String" vs. "Light String" debate will go on forever no doubt. Yes, the two sounds are different. But these are not lacking for tone. Sure, some bass is gone but I turned up the mass on the amp. Problem solved. The treble can be a bit more biting on light strings. I turned my treble down. Problem solved. My guitar also has a tone knob if further tweaking is required. I enjoy the clarity of these lighter strings as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would by the 9's for sure

Read all the good reviews, thought okay I will try a set of 7's.
I put them on my american standard fat strat and the tonality
wasn't there. Removed them and...Read complete review

Read all the good reviews, thought okay I will try a set of 7's.
I put them on my american standard fat strat and the tonality
wasn't there. Removed them and installed the same set on my
american deluxe mahogony ltd. strat (hss) and again the tone
wasn't good. I did however like the bendability of the strings but
if it doesn't sound good they are no good. Perhaps these strings
are better suited for a les paul or a guitar with dual humbuckers.

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5.0

I was a little leery at first but these strings are great!

By JimRam

from Hobart, Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • easy on the fingers
  • Good Tone
  • great for bends
  • Strong

Cons

  • None yet

Best Uses

  • Anything you are doing with your present strings

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

Saw some reviews on You Tube and thought i'd try them. Tried some extra lights before many years ago and did not like them. These have changed my mind. Give em a try.

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5.0

i have bought them again

By david

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

these strings sound crisp and can take hard playing. if you are a heavy string bender these are for you

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5.0

Lays potato chip strings

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Well kept open secret. Going lighter goes against the grain but the results are mad. Try a set yourself. Cheap enough you can be your own judge.

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5.0

Made me a convert

By Rusty

from Columbus, Ohio

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • If you play, use these

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

    I read all the comments here and elsewhere. I bought a couple packs to just see. I agree with others here. This is apparently a well kept secret. I really like these strings and enjoy not "working so hard".
    You just know Clapton, Richards and others know since they also hung out with BB.
    The sustain is amazing. Bending is fun. Maybe keeping this quiet is a good idea. hehe

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    5.0

    Bend Forever

    By Alexa

    from San Francisco

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bend well
    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      These strings are almost effortless to play and especially to bend. You can early stretch the high e string across the entire fretboard with ease. I change mine every two weeks or so, which is about when the bass strings begin getting dull. Never broken a string under my typical use of about at least 4 hours daily. I recommend these strings if you just want to give your hands and fingers a break. These sweet Dunlop Mexican Lottery brand strings sound good, stay in tune and play easy. I simply love them.

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      5.0

      Excellent Strings

      By Stratosphere

      from Wilson, NC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong
      • They bend super easy.

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Great strings and if The Reverend Billy Gibbons uses them they have to be great.

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        5.0

        Decent strings

        By racer

        from Phoenix, Az

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

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

        Just tried them out of curiosity. They are super easy to play for sure. No real big difference in sound honestly. I just like trying me things and I would say this one paid off. I haven't used with them with any effects yet but suspect they will perform the same.

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        3.0

        Stronger than I expected

        By Jim

        from Tomah, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Strings are stronger than I figured. I usually use 10's, so half expected strings to snap during initial tuning. Been playing them everyday for a couple weeks now. My only complaint is they are a bit stretchy, though I suppose that is to be expected.

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          5.0

          These are the only strings I use now

          By Dick Long

          from Claremore

          About Me Child

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong
          • They're crazy thin

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I didn't even know they made 7 gauge strings these things are crazy thin. Feels like playin a hair. Would highly recommend if you like thin strings.

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              5.0

              I would buy agin

              By Kev

              from Central michigan

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Use on all guitars I gig out with they sound great

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