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Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Medium Electric Guitar Strings  

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Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Electric Guitar Strings were developed to withstand the punishment meted out by the reigning king of metal guitar. Exte...Read More

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Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series Electric Guitar Strings were developed to withstand the punishment meted out by the reigning king of metal guitar. Extensive engineering and critical road testing by Zakk himself perfected a 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, .026, .036, .046


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DunlopZakk Wylde Icon Series Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressive and different...

It takes some experience to really begin to tell the differences between string type and brand when used on your guitar. This has been my experience anyway. Though typically, and in my opinion,...Read complete review

It takes some experience to really begin to tell the differences between string type and brand when used on your guitar. This has been my experience anyway. Though typically, and in my opinion, the sonic differences, and feel of different brands of strings are subtle. However, ocasionally you run across a string that stands out. These strings strongly illustrate that notion.

Dunlop's design agenda with this string I feel was completely met. They are simply outstanding for drop tunings. Tune one full step down from A, and your guitar feels as if its tuned to A using 9 gauge strings. Drop your low E from there and they STILL feel responsive. They also hold tune very well at these lower tunings. I use only Gibson guitars which usually stay in tune very well, and these strings just compliment the guitar's already stable setup. They also eliminate a truss adjustment if your guitar is setup for 10 gauge strings and tuned to A.

A few other things to comment on is their tone. No other string I have used before has had such a different impact on the tone of my guitar. They seem to be shifted heavily to the bass end of the spectrum. This does come at a small cost of upper midrange frequencies, but the overall bass response is at least very noticeably. If your looking for more bottom end in your guitar tone, these are the strings to get! I just couldn't believe how much stronger my guitar sounded with these strings. Drop D tunings are AWESOME!

The packaging is excellent. These strings represent a great value, especially considering they are made right here in the U.S. of A. Each string is individually packaged, and then placed in an additional air tight package complete with a small bag of desiccant! This nearly guarantees a corrison free purchase. Definetly worth a try...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't like stuff that sucks!!!!!!!

I'm very surprised at these strings...they don't stay in tune, and they're a pain in the a$$ to deal with...I wish I would of never coveted them, because...Read complete review

I'm very surprised at these strings...they don't stay in tune, and they're a pain in the a$$ to deal with...I wish I would of never coveted them, because now, I can't wait to get a set of Hybrid Slinkys by Ernie ball...those are the greatest strings in the world...tops all brands

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5.0

Nice!

By nottosay02

from Sanford, North Carolina

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      These strings are for the all out metal head that wants tighter tension and better clarity at lower tunings. I have these on a Fender Telecaster with Seymour Duncan Hot Rail in the bridge and it wails! Best strings I have ever used. They are a little more than regular Heavy Cores, but they are worth it. Tune them down to A and the tension feels like E! They are great!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Zakk Wylde Icon Series Medium Strings

      By JP6 Man

      from Everett, WA

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      Pros

      • Best Strings Ever

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I beat the daylights out of these strings and they haven't broken yet. They have great tonal quality too. I'm not has hard on them as Zakk Wylde, so I think I'm quite safe to say they are the toughest strings you'll use compared to most of them out on the market.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressive and different...

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

      It takes some experience to really begin to tell the differences between string type and brand when used on your guitar. This has been my experience anyway. Though typically, and in my opinion, the sonic differences, and feel of different brands of strings are subtle. However, ocasionally you run across a string that stands out. These strings strongly illustrate that notion.

      Dunlop's design agenda with this string I feel was completely met. They are simply outstanding for drop tunings. Tune one full step down from A, and your guitar feels as if its tuned to A using 9 gauge strings. Drop your low E from there and they STILL feel responsive. They also hold tune very well at these lower tunings. I use only Gibson guitars which usually stay in tune very well, and these strings just compliment the guitar's already stable setup. They also eliminate a truss adjustment if your guitar is setup for 10 gauge strings and tuned to A.

      A few other things to comment on is their tone. No other string I have used before has had such a different impact on the tone of my guitar. They seem to be shifted heavily to the bass end of the spectrum. This does come at a small cost of upper midrange frequencies, but the overall bass response is at least very noticeably. If your looking for more bottom end in your guitar tone, these are the strings to get! I just couldn't believe how much stronger my guitar sounded with these strings. Drop D tunings are AWESOME!

      The packaging is excellent. These strings represent a great value, especially considering they are made right here in the U.S. of A. Each string is individually packaged, and then placed in an additional air tight package complete with a small bag of desiccant! This nearly guarantees a corrison free purchase. Definetly worth a try...

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Broken Strings

      By Steven Rutledge

      from Connecticut

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

      I liked the sound and feel of these strings, but I broke a string in each of my recent shows (e and b string) and I never break my Dadarrio's.

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      5.0

      Awsome Strings

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

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

      i put theses strings on my sg and they are just amazing, i recomend these strings to anyone who likes to do pinched harmonics

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      5.0

      Amazing Strings

      By Anthony-jtrhf

      from Reynoldsburg, OH

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

      First off, I've tried a lot of strings on the market and these are my favorites, I was in need of a new set of strings for my gibson les pual and I saw these in the local guitar store so I bought them, they had Zakk's name on them so I figured they were good. I severily underestimated them. I've had them on that guitar for a year and a half, and they still are like brand new. I tried other strings on my Epiphone SG, and have gone through four packs of strings since I put the Zakk Wylde's on.Do your guitar a favor and pick some of these up ASAP.

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      5.0

      Recommendable and Durable

      By James-7ndpx

      from Undisclosed

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

      I used it with a Strat. Balanced sound between warmth and crisp. Tension is a little bit too high, bending is a little bit difficult, but no problem. It can be picked really hard. Great job, the string is now become my favorite along with Ernie Ball.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEST STRINGS FOR MY LES PAUL!!!

      By Jason907

      from Anchorage, Alaska

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

      2004 Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Crate FXT65.I have been using Ernie Ball strings on my Les Paul for years, and I was buying some at my local music store when the guy introduced me to these Zakk Wylde Mediums, he said he liked the Zakk strings way better than my Ernie Ball strings...so I gave them a try and was completely blown away.I immediately noticed so much clarity and sustain and great tone! my old Ernie Balls sounded kind of muddy compared to these now that I think about it. After I threw the strings on, it sounded so GREAT that I couldnt stop playing my guitar for hours and hours! I started in standard, and then drop-D(DADGBE), and then drop C (CGCFAD) and it sounded so good tuned down a whole step!With my old strings, I would get this weird sound on the 12th fret through 15th fret...its hard to describe. Its like a "rotary" sound with noise from the distortion channel combined with a high frequency from those frets so every time I played them it would not sound good at all. I thought it was my amp, but it ended up being my Ernie Balls because once I switched strings to the Zakk ones IT WENT AWAY! and I was so excited how much great sounding tone and sustain these strings had!Also, they stay in tune really well...I find my self looking at my tuner frequently when Im playing because im so used to the ernie balls being a little out of tune! and now it is always in tune no matter how many insane bends or heavy chugging I have done!I'm going to keep using these strings for now on!

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      5.0

      best strings i've played

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

      These are the best strings I have ever played, they fell great play great and have a really low tension.

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      5.0

      Awesome!!!!

      By FrancoBLS

      from buenos aires , Argentina

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

      I use these strings for metal and hard rock and they kick a**!! These strings can take the wildest bends ever! They're awesome!!

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