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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...Read More

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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
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent tone, very good life

I'm on my second set. I did find the .007s too light, but that may be from coming off .010s.
At any rate.. the first set lasted until string change time,...Read complete review

I'm on my second set. I did find the .007s too light, but that may be from coming off .010s.
At any rate.. the first set lasted until string change time, which was actually quite long.. about three months.
I bend a lot all over the place, never lost a string.
your guitar will do better with these IF you get the tuning stable first, and stretching the strings, mounting them.. all of that matters a tick more with the lighter guages.

Tonally I am happy.. readjustment to the pedals and amps did not cause conflict with my .009 or .010 sets guitars and ACDC to ZZ I'm quite satisfied.

I like them quite a bit.. and though I'm also an Everly Strings fan, I'm sure I'll be having the argument and enjoying both brands for a long long time.

It behooves me to say. fatter strings may have more tone.. or not! not every string is for everyone. these are worth a shot anyday!

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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

Impressed

By Softcatch

from Wakefield VA

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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 - Light:

    Great for playability

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    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

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    5.0

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

    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).

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    5.0

    Great strings

    By Matso

    from Vancouver WA

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    Verified Buyer

    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!

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        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.

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          5.0

          Excellent strings very good price

          By Papau

          from Mt.Vernon, Il

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          Verified Buyer

          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

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            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.

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              5.0

              Great Tone

              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.

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                  5.0

                  these strings are great

                  By aldocello

                  from chicago area

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                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

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                      3.0

                      They just feels wrong

                      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.

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