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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
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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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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4.0

Variety is good

By 

from Florida

About Me Experienced

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.

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      5.0

      Good strings.

      By 

      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.

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        5.0

        The Best 8's in the market right now!

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        from South Bend, IN

        About Me Experienced

        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.

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            5.0

            Nice change from 9-42

            By 

            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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              5.0

              love these strings

              By 

              from Prairieville, LA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy to bend
              • Easy Vibrato
              • Good Tone
              • Stays in tune

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

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

                Love these strings. Great for my aging fingers. A bit on the expensive side, but well worth it so far.

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                5.0

                Best?

                By 

                from Philadelphia, Pa

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Feel
                • Playability
                • Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thrash

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

                  Quite possibly the greatest strings ever manufactured on Earth

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                  5.0

                  TV Dinner

                  By 

                  from Kentucky

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

                  So I put in a TV dinner asked the wife "could you gimme all your lovin and bring me a beer". Meanwhile, I changed my guitar strings to the Wllly 8's. My guitar stated , "you got me under pressure". But I countered with, "yes, but now you play like buttery Billy Gibbons". These strings are awesome.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent tone, very good life

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                  from luverne, MN

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    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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