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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
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Great strings but not for everyone

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from Mooresville NC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Bought these strings cause I have been using Dunlop 10's for a few years now and wanted to try out a set of 7's. They do sound a little brighter to me then 10's as one would expect but they still have great tone. I can see why someone with a problem like arthritis should use these strings, fingering a cord is effortless and bends a just ridiculous. I could bend up 2 whole steps without a problem. If you use these you have to be a very light player. When I swapped out the 10's on my Les Paul for these I was thinking I could lower the action a bit but as it turns out if I played as hard as I did before I would get al kinds of buzzing. I would guess this is cause there is less tension on the strings which would allow the range they move to be more then a higher gauge string. I gave these 5 stars cause they are great strings, have great tone, I never broke a string in the time I used them and they stayed in tune. That being said I have since gone to 9's. As I said there not for everyone. I would recommend them to a friend but only if they were looking for the qualities that I found these strings to have.

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      5.0

      Best Electric Guitar Strings I've Ever Used

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      from Lenoir City, Tennessee

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I have always used light gauge (0.009's) on my electric guitars, and I've tried all brands. These strings are EVERYTHING they advertised....all of the tone of heavy strings (maybe more), all of the gentleness of light gauge strings, affordable....perfect. My new favorite (and I've been using the same brand for 10+ years). Incredible.....Thanks, Reverend Willy!!!!!!!!!

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        5.0

        Everyone should try these, at least once!

        By 

        from LAURENS, SC

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Dependable
        • Durable
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        These strings are proof that lighter gauges DO NOT equal a small sound or loss of tone! Yes, I was a doubter for years and for years I believed that I would play GHS Custom Light 9-46 Boomers or Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys forever, but being older and wiser now, I have found the set of strings that have opened my eyes to lighter gauges and their benefits. I love to bend strings! All six of them! I have all the control I need over every string, with bends, vibrato etc. They sound great! They feel great! That's all I need to keep stringing these up!

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        5.0

        I would buy them again and again

        By 

        from Rio Rancho NM

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I love them and them wouldn't change them for anything else love the feel of them good for bending and just good all around. wished they would sell them in a box like the others I play pretty much every weekend and sometimes play with anther band. I use them on all my guitars. Thanks Willy G

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          5.0

          These kick butt!

          By 

          from Albuquerque, NM

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Great For Smooth Vibratos

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Open Up New Possibilites
            • Practicing

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

            I've been playing for over fifty years. Ernie Ball Super Slinkys to .13's dropped tuned. I've always wanted the best tone possible. If you think 7's are too wuss... you're missing out on opening up new potentials. Get a set-- you'll be surprised.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great styrings

            By 

            from Villa Rica Ga.

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Old Guy Choice
              • Practicing

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

              I'm in my sixties been playing since a teenager, always avoided super light strings, I thought they lacked in tone. Boy was I surprised!The comfort of these strings and the tone is amazing. Purchased 10 more sets. Way to go Dunlop.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great stings

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              from Richmond, IN

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Used on a mini- mod of my own specs, stupid fun through 100 watts of tube amp! Ride on. Shipping was slow, mail bag was beat up and run over. All 5 boxes were crushed and open. Not what I'm used to with musicians friend. After 20 plus years I may find a new dealer.

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                5.0

                Make playing easy

                By 

                from South Pasadena Ca.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  I love this string. I only hope they never run out. I've used them for quite a while and never had one break on me.

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                  5.0

                  Righteous Blues Tone courtesy of the Rev

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                  from TX

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                  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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Reverend Willy's Strings

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                      from fl.

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                      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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