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Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - 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...Click To Read More About This Product

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Soulful, rich, articulate, and smooth sound from guitar 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.

Light string gauges: 8-10-12-20-30-40


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DunlopReverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Light
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Well built / quality (16)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Long life (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big Texas Tone

Let me start out by saying that these are terrific strings. The tone and the clarity is better than the strings I have used in the past. I tried the eights Because like the...Read complete review

Let me start out by saying that these are terrific strings. The tone and the clarity is better than the strings I have used in the past. I tried the eights Because like the Rev. Willy says "Why are you working so hard", referring to a heavier gauge strings. I have ordered 2 more sets of these strings but moved up to the 10's . I have always used heavier strings and play hard. I love the feel and tone of these strings so I believe the 10's will be better for my style of play. I will try to ween myself down from there a little at a time back to the 8's or dare I say it the7's. Great product! I would recommend these strings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They just feels wrong

I bought these strings because of all the positive feed back. I wanted to put .008s on my Stratocaster. I wasn't satisfied with the gauges of these strings. The feel was off for...Read complete review

I bought these strings because of all the positive feed back. I wanted to put .008s on my Stratocaster. I wasn't satisfied with the gauges of these strings. The feel was off for me. Also the intonation went crazy! My Telecaster seems to work great with .008s, but the Stratocaster, not so much. Maybe that's why I couldn't find Fender Bullets in .008. I'm going back to Fender Bullets.009 for the Stratocaster and I ordered Ernie Ball Extra Slinky .008 for the Telecaster.

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5.0

Reduce hand and finger fatigue... USE THESE STRINGS!

By Crash

from Texting and Driving

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

These strings make playing much easier. I just ordered a few more sets because the bulk packs of Rogue strings don't have a few of the string sizes these have. I'll be converting all my guitars to the 8-10-12 sizes on the high strings, but may have to stay with the same lower end as regular 9 sets (24-32-42).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Texas Tone

By Mojohand

from Lake Worth Florida

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Let me start out by saying that these are terrific strings. The tone and the clarity is better than the strings I have used in the past. I tried the eights Because like the Rev. Willy says "Why are you working so hard", referring to a heavier gauge strings. I have ordered 2 more sets of these strings but moved up to the 10's . I have always used heavier strings and play hard. I love the feel and tone of these strings so I believe the 10's will be better for my style of play. I will try to ween myself down from there a little at a time back to the 8's or dare I say it the7's. Great product! I would recommend these strings.

     
    1.0

    Corroded and Rusted

    By Old Guy

    from North Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Corroded

      Best Uses

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

        Maybe I should not have purchased so many. But the package was completely sealed with the desiccant intact.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Junk

        By sw

        from Beaverton OR

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Breaks Easy

          Best Uses

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

            Ok I love dunlop products and Billy gibbons is amazing.
            That being said these are junk

             
            5.0

            perfect

            By virtualernie

            from Naples, FL

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              The perfect strings for me

               
              5.0

              They're from the Reverend... what can I say?

              By RayRay

              from Duncan, OK

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                They have a strong output for such light strings. Very smooth bendable strings.

                 
                5.0

                The Best Strings

                By Will

                from Daytona Beach, Fl

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  The Best Strings. Play great, so easy on the fingers. Great sound.

                   
                  5.0

                  great strings

                  By old dead hand

                  from Islip Terrace N Y

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    strings very comfortable great tone

                     
                    5.0

                    Impressed

                    By Softcatch

                    from Wakefield VA

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      Great for playability

                       
                      4.0

                      nice strings

                      By MEL

                      from VICTORY VILLA M.D.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • not for heavy metal

                      Best Uses

                      • playing clubs
                      • Practicing

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

                      try these out ,,,expand !!! 8D

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings

                      By Matso

                      from Vancouver WA

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I play a lot of classic rock style guitar, and these strings have great tone and feel. They work great for lead playing, and the lighter feel with a loud dynamic response encourages that. Definitely can get the ideal Billy Gibbons pinch harmonics going with these!

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent strings very good price

                          By Papau

                          from Mt.Vernon, Il

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

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

                            Played everyday at least 3 hrs. per day with same set of strings for over 2 months before one broke. Very good longevity

                             
                            5.0

                            Great strings; lightest gauge I've found

                            By Michael

                            from undisclosed

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

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

                              the only other strings I've found that compare are the D'Addario XL Half Rounds, but the lightest of those are 8's. The 7's are like gossamer; I've been half afraid of breaking one, but that hasn't happened yet. On Dunlop's video for these strings, Billy Gibbons mentions he hasn't broken one yet.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Tone

                              By Poppa Top

                              from Tokyo, Japan

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Great strings. I love the ease of bending a minor 3rd. If you are new to 8 gauge strings you will have to lighten your touch. If you use the same finger pressure as 9's or 10's, you will find the 8's sound out of tune. I will be ordering more of these strings.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  these strings are great

                                  By aldocello

                                  from chicago area

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Long Life
                                  • Strong

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      These strings are great. They feel good under my old arthritic fingers. Great for bending full steps. Very strong, I've never broken one. I like them a lot.

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      They just feels wrong

                                      By Coca Cola Cowboy

                                      from NC

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

                                      I bought these strings because of all the positive feed back. I wanted to put .008s on my Stratocaster. I wasn't satisfied with the gauges of these strings. The feel was off for me. Also the intonation went crazy! My Telecaster seems to work great with .008s, but the Stratocaster, not so much. Maybe that's why I couldn't find Fender Bullets in .008. I'm going back to Fender Bullets.009 for the Stratocaster and I ordered Ernie Ball Extra Slinky .008 for the Telecaster.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Variety is good

                                      By ASH

                                      from FL

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Strong

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          If you have multiple guitars,it's always nice to have at least one of them strung with super light strings just for the variety of playing style it brings out.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good strings.

                                          By Piididii

                                          from San Diego, CA

                                          About Me Novice

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Good Tone
                                          • Strong

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Practicing

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

                                            I had to get a replacement .007 for the 1st string, upon winding it snapped before I could get it to standard. TOTALLY understandable! These are more like wire then string. Musician's Friend stepped up and took care of me by sending a new pack. Thank you to them and YES buy these strings, they are as good as any and at a good price.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            The Best 8's in the market right now!

                                            By Roughrider425

                                            from South Bend, IN

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                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Good Tone
                                            • Long Life
                                            • Strong

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                I've tried all the 8's out there and this is the best.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Nice change from 9-42

                                                By road runner rv

                                                from pensacola florida

                                                About Me Experienced

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent
                                                • Good Tone
                                                • Strong

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Backup
                                                  • Concerts
                                                  • Practicing

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

                                                  Took a chance on a lower gauge strings and was not disappointed. Swapped out the stock strings on a musicman axis and setup the guitar for the new string size. light and smooth yet keep the tone I was looking for. I just ordered six more sets.....I find myself playing more and getting the sounds ive been wanting, maybe because I have small hands. for me they work.

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