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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
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (27)
  • Consistent (18)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Long life (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (6), 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

will be using your services more often.....thanks

By rock

from phx az

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    all I had heard was true....not bad at all

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    4.0

    These are decent string.

    By Rautuey

    from Columbia, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Those of us that play with scalloped fret boards like myself do a whole lot more string bending than regular lead guitar players, which certainly put more stress on the high "E" string.

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        5.0

        i plan on buying these again

        By greg

        from spfld.,il.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          as advertised, I may go with 8 or 9,'s also.

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          3.0

          I have installed Reverend Willy's strings on my guitar.

          By REDHOT

          from LAKE CITY , FLLORIDA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • They are easy to bend , and they sound great.

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • I would use them on all my lead work.

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

            I have installed them on my guitar and let me tell you , they are easy to bend and light on the fingers.They really sound good!

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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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