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Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings   

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Dunlop Zakk Wylde Incon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings were developed to withstand the punishment of the reigning king of metal guitar. Extens...Read More

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Dunlop Zakk Wylde Incon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings were developed to withstand the punishment of the reigning king of metal guitar. Extensive engineering and critical road testing by Zakk himself perfected an electric guitar string formula to work under the heaviest hands in rock. Zakk Wylde Signature Strings were designed around Dunlop High Tension technology with a bulked-up core wire for less breakage, long-life, and better definition and pitch retention at lowered tunings. Gauges .010, .013, .017, .036, .052, .060


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DunlopZakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings

I see some people saying that they use these for E std and Eb tunings. Zakk doesnt even use this gauge for std tunings. He tunes a whole step down for this gauge and...Read complete review

I see some people saying that they use these for E std and Eb tunings. Zakk doesnt even use this gauge for std tunings. He tunes a whole step down for this gauge and he uses 52-10 in E std. These strings are way too huge for std tuning unless you have Hulk fingers or enjoy tendonitis. I find the 60 to be overkill unless you are tuning down to C or below and still want to have seriously low action. I play in C# with 52-10 with normal action and have no buzzing problems. Tony Iommi plays C# with 42s and he practically invented that tuning. Overall they are great strings though as are all Dunlop products.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Regular heavy cores are better

first off don't play these in standard you could risk ruining your guitar! I haven't but I don't want anyone to. If you've played regular heavy cores these seem like a 10-52 set...Read complete review

first off don't play these in standard you could risk ruining your guitar! I haven't but I don't want anyone to. If you've played regular heavy cores these seem like a 10-52 set on steroids, the sound is slightly different as would any signature set from regular strings I mean nickle is nickle and so forth right, its not as diverse as an alder vs poplar bodied guitar. The fact its a 52 for your A string is overkill I might change it how much I hate it, thats 36-42 territory at most without getting into 13-56 sets. after buying these get a set up done! how extreme these strings are you'll need it to play properly and some people may need to file their guitars nut to get the last 2 strings in (easy work). They will last a rediculiously long time if you're the kind of person who changes strings when they break, I've had strings in or around the 60 area last me 3-5 months of abuse playing 2 hours give or take a day when I was 18 or so. The out of the pack sound is not overwhelmingly bright or anything and if you tune to C# and below get these if you're playing in standard with these unless you got a les paul like Zakk where the tailpiece is higher than the bridge you're just begging for your knuckles to flare up and so forth, go with the 10-46 set if you want to tune to standard these would even feel thick on a baritone guitar I think because no matter how thick of a string if you want to seriously tune low buy a baritone guitar instead.

honestly I like the regular heavy cores more ,I mean sure this is what Zakk wanted out of his tone and so forth but TO ME the regular heavy cores where better I couldn't care less about pricing they're an amazing brand and seriously it could be worse like buying Elixers. The high E required extra stretching but no problems whatsoever afterwards I've got a great set of tuners so it was the strings fault. Even if you're not a fan of Zakks get these if every penny counts and you've played at least a year wanting something that'll last a long time between allowances or whatever, but if you're a fan and can afford new strings constantly go with his 10-46 set because the heavy set is for low tunings

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5.0

best strings ever

By dave

from va beach, va

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

      these are great strings..

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      5.0

      These are AWESOME!!

      By BLS

      from CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

          In three years of using these I've never had one break!

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          5.0

          Strings built to ROCK

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          By solothrasher

          from Long Island, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

              I bought 2 packs of these and set them up on my Gibson SG in D standard. I wouldn't suggest these for E or Eb tuning. D standard or drop C tuning is what they were designed for on a short scale length guitar (24 3/4") like a Gibson. On the treble strings, the 10s are really effortless to shred on. You can get great vibrato and bends. The lower strings are monstrous. From what I've experienced, they don't have a super tight sound. More of a thick sound. Heavy for riffs! Super ballsy strings. The quality of the strings are great too. They each come individually wrapped. You'll barely have to ever change them.

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              5.0

              Amazing strings!

              By Jester

              from Cincinnati, Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                Great strings! They stay in near perfect tune for a long while. The only downside is, you'll most likely have to block your trem (if your guitar has a trem), because the tension will pull the trem up. They are also fabulous strings for any drop tuning you can imagine. I definitely would recommend to any one who plays metal guitar.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great strings

                By X24PITT13

                from Los Angeles, Ca

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Low Tunings

                  Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I see some people saying that they use these for E std and Eb tunings. Zakk doesnt even use this gauge for std tunings. He tunes a whole step down for this gauge and he uses 52-10 in E std. These strings are way too huge for std tuning unless you have Hulk fingers or enjoy tendonitis. I find the 60 to be overkill unless you are tuning down to C or below and still want to have seriously low action. I play in C# with 52-10 with normal action and have no buzzing problems. Tony Iommi plays C# with 42s and he practically invented that tuning. Overall they are great strings though as are all Dunlop products.

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                  3.0

                  Regular heavy cores are better

                  By RonJeremyIsGod

                  from anywhere

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                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Not overwhelmingly new
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Covers of BLS Ozzy
                    • Practicing
                    • Really low tunings

                    Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    first off don't play these in standard you could risk ruining your guitar! I haven't but I don't want anyone to. If you've played regular heavy cores these seem like a 10-52 set on steroids, the sound is slightly different as would any signature set from regular strings I mean nickle is nickle and so forth right, its not as diverse as an alder vs poplar bodied guitar. The fact its a 52 for your A string is overkill I might change it how much I hate it, thats 36-42 territory at most without getting into 13-56 sets. after buying these get a set up done! how extreme these strings are you'll need it to play properly and some people may need to file their guitars nut to get the last 2 strings in (easy work). They will last a rediculiously long time if you're the kind of person who changes strings when they break, I've had strings in or around the 60 area last me 3-5 months of abuse playing 2 hours give or take a day when I was 18 or so. The out of the pack sound is not overwhelmingly bright or anything and if you tune to C# and below get these if you're playing in standard with these unless you got a les paul like Zakk where the tailpiece is higher than the bridge you're just begging for your knuckles to flare up and so forth, go with the 10-46 set if you want to tune to standard these would even feel thick on a baritone guitar I think because no matter how thick of a string if you want to seriously tune low buy a baritone guitar instead.

                    honestly I like the regular heavy cores more ,I mean sure this is what Zakk wanted out of his tone and so forth but TO ME the regular heavy cores where better I couldn't care less about pricing they're an amazing brand and seriously it could be worse like buying Elixers. The high E required extra stretching but no problems whatsoever afterwards I've got a great set of tuners so it was the strings fault. Even if you're not a fan of Zakks get these if every penny counts and you've played at least a year wanting something that'll last a long time between allowances or whatever, but if you're a fan and can afford new strings constantly go with his 10-46 set because the heavy set is for low tunings

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    kickass strings

                    By derek gravley

                    from wytheville va

                    Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    if you hit the strings hard like i do then this for you as i said they can take the abuse there made tought and will last when i first started playing i tried erine ball orange heavy strings 10-52 i broke a 52 gauge string in one day so if your just starting learn how to play and your having trouble with normal strings and they break on you you should try these
                    well i must say that i have been using zakk wylde string for along time every since the ghs ones zakk wylde he had i must say that i tried some of other heavy strings from dr i think there shitty because after you tune them the d string breaks with this strings that don't happen you can bring the smaller strings but that can happen with set of strings
                    good price and worth it they take a beating
                    anything zakk wylde string related will last along time i don't change my string for 6 month to year so they last

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                    5.0

                    For hammer fingers.

                    By The Dalhousie Sisters

                    from Montreal, QC

                    Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These strings are built for strong hands that give a beating to strings. These boys just keep on taking it and just won't quit.

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                    2.0

                    loose tune easily

                    By ebc88

                    from cleveland ga

                    Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    while in tune the sound great but they loose tune way to easily. I have 2 retune mine multiple times a day. I'll stick to ernie ball

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Heavy Bottems.

                    Comments about Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Custom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These are the best strings out there in my opinion. I've used them every since Dunlop started pushing Zakk's Strings. I like my strings like I like my women, with heavy bottems!

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