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Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings

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Modern technology meets vintage values!

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Gibson Strings reinvented the modern guitar string by going back to the days of using only the finest pure nickel wire and slowly wrapping it over the highest quality Swedish steel hex core for maximum strength and stability. The warm, full tone gives your electric guitar a solid new voice. These strings are the favorite with top players around the world!

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GibsonVintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These are the only strings I will use from now on

I recently purchased a Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst from MF. One thing I read several times in the reviews was that you need to put new strings on a new guitar. Seemed odd...Read complete review

I recently purchased a Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst from MF. One thing I read several times in the reviews was that you need to put new strings on a new guitar. Seemed odd since the strings were presumably new but I decided to buy the 10 ga. Gibson strings since that is what came with the guitar. I could not believe the difference it made, the tone, ring and clarity with the new strings was incredible. I suppose the original strings had lost their edge since they were new when the guitar was manufactured but probably sat in a warehouse for a while before the guitar was shipped. One thing I found out is that you have to call MF's toll free number in order to get the discounts they offer when purchasing some manufacture's items, including Gibson's. If you try to order them online it shows that you get the discount but the price doesn't change. My experience with the call center staff at MF has always been excellent, they are very friendly and helpful. And to be honest I would rather speak with a real person than do an impersonal online order anyway.

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I have used these strings for years and no problems but lately Gibson's dropped the ball.. This last set the G string had a notch in it at about the 5th fret. The...Read complete review

I have used these strings for years and no problems but lately Gibson's dropped the ball.. This last set the G string had a notch in it at about the 5th fret. The set before this had a kink in the B string. One more bad set and I change strings and the company where I buy the...

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are the only strings I will use from now on

By Danny Hemphill

from Broomfield, Colorado

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Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

I recently purchased a Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst from MF. One thing I read several times in the reviews was that you need to put new strings on a new guitar. Seemed odd since the strings were presumably new but I decided to buy the 10 ga. Gibson strings since that is what came with the guitar. I could not believe the difference it made, the tone, ring and clarity with the new strings was incredible. I suppose the original strings had lost their edge since they were new when the guitar was manufactured but probably sat in a warehouse for a while before the guitar was shipped. One thing I found out is that you have to call MF's toll free number in order to get the discounts they offer when purchasing some manufacture's items, including Gibson's. If you try to order them online it shows that you get the discount but the price doesn't change. My experience with the call center staff at MF has always been excellent, they are very friendly and helpful. And to be honest I would rather speak with a real person than do an impersonal online order anyway.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better tone AND action...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings came standard on my LP 58 Custom Shop Reissue. Decided to try 'em on my vintage reissue 62 Strat and 52 Tele as well. True enough, they do seem to help round out the tone of these vintage single coil pickups superbly, especially the bridge. And I guess nickel strings like these are a bit softer than modern steel or nickel-plated steel strings. Consequently they seem easier on your fingers and reduce fret wear (especially on Fenders which seem to be more prone to this than Gibsons). They also maintain their tone quite well even after many hours of aggressive play and don't seem to break easily. But I keep 'em very clean, oil my guitar neck constantly, use a flexible pick and don't do a lot of radical bending so I'm probably not the typical player in that respect. I also feel that using these strings can allow you to achieve lower action without fret buzz, resulting in better playability and improved intonation. That's a bonus others have not mentioned, but I really think it's true. They're pricey, hence the 4.0 value rating, but I'm willing to pay more for the perceived benefits. BTW, if you buy these at Guitar Center, make sure you price match 'em online because they are usually listed higher over the counter.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The REAL McCoy

By Karen Hunt

from Southeast Missouri

Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

Gibson Vintage Reissue 3pk VR 10 Electric Guitar Strings

My Gibson Les Paul Studio & Epiphone Les Paul Custom both shipped new with these strings and as the saying goes, "you dance with the one who brought you!"
These strings are the MOST comfortable and best sounding I've ever played.
They stay in tune and the intonation is "spot on".
Being a Contemporary Christian guitarist, my playing is not very extreme. I take very good care of my equipment, and these strings have lasted the longest of any others I've tried (EB's DR's).
As other reviews have noted, they may seem a little pricey, but a thousand dollar guitar deserves The Best and these strings are It. Forget the others and go with these, you've tried the rest, now go with The Best!
Could be priced a little lower : )

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I didn't realize how good a string could be

By Jerkowitz

from St. Louis, Mo

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Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

A friend gave me a set of these and said I had to try them. They sat around a couple weeks until I decided to try them on my MIM beater Strat. I changed one at a time while plugged in to hear a difference. Indeed there was, there was a clarity to the new strings I could hear with each one I replaced. It wasn't just the fact they were new, the set on the guitar were new also, I just wanted to see if there was a difference. Almost all those unwanted overtones were gone, a little less bright but in a good way. I used Ernie Ball regular's for years because they were easy to bend but these bend easy also, they feel even more silky. I ordered 9 sets right away, I own 40+ guitars but changed strings on some of my main players and it improved the sound greatly, especially on my '73 LP Deluxe. They cost more but are worth it, it's like putting cheap gas in a $30,000 car, you have a $1000+ guitar so 8 bucks for a set of strings is nominal for such an improvement in sound. Been playing over 40 years. I recommend you try them, all you've got to lose is a couple bucks, you might find you have discovered a great new tone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't get much better than these!!

By RipRipper

from GREENFIELD, IN

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Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

After a LONG period of time(20 some odd years to be exact) being loyal to one brand--Ernie Ball--I decided to venture out and see what was out there and started reading reviews. I stumbled across these Gibsons, didn't see a bad review, so I ordered the 3-pack. Strung my '76 Standard with 'em and as I was handling the strings I could INSTANTLY tell a drastic improvement in quality over the EB's I had used for so long. I gotta say I didnt think my old Gibby could sound any better, but after I played a few licks on the Gibson RI's, I was very impressed!! Needless to say, I am in a serious state of regret, not changing brands before now!! EB's are not all that bad sounding, but the damn things almost instantly corrode and get all nasty so its safe to say I won't be buying any more of them any time soon if ever!! If you are looking for something good, GET THESE!! You'll be sooo glad you did, I sure was!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Physcadelic strings man! Groovy

By stu-gatz

from Toronto, ON

Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

I just put these babies on my '89 Gibson SG '62 RI and wowy wow-zas! They are great, brings ur guitars tone to another level, I've tried plenty of other brands - ernies, dean's, ect and these ones just stand out above the rest. I gotta play in the shade cuz the tone is sooo warm! By the looks of other reviews, other who have tried them will agree. try 'em out!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent strings!

By Redtabby

from Reno, NV

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Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

I just acquired these on the advice of the fellow who sold me my '59 Les Paul Historic RI and wow! These strings are great! They are pure nickel wrap and have a great feel and great tone to them. I won't put anything on my LP but these from now on. They are way better than the old strings I was using. (Ernie Ball 3121)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for some....

By ALIEN ROCKER-x4Dhe

from Roswell, NM.

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Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

I am posting this review more for info than any thing else. I put a set of these VR10's on my Les Paul and found them to be mellow and warm just as they should be. However, you can not seem to get a brighter sound so I went back to my D'Addario EXL-110's and got my brightness back. With the D'Addarios, if I want a mellow or warm sound I use the tone control but can get the brightness if I need it. IMHO, I find my original strings the best for my needs. Still, these are great strings by a great company.

 
5.0

The proof is in the G String

By Ed C. in NC.

from Raleigh, NC.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

    I also play EB Slinky and Gibson SEG-SA10's on Humbuckers - so there is a point of reference - the SA10's the G strings SCREAMS out too bright - the VR10 IMHO is just right. If I had a wish it would be that Gibson (or whoever is making the SA-10's and the VR10's) would offer sets with a wound 18 gauge G string (3rd string) As a set of VR10's starts to wear out I often slip an Ernie Ball 18W into the mix. I prefer the VR10's to the SA10's BUT both work well for me - also keep in mind I'm a person that will mix strings to get the sound I want from that guitar on that session....I even have some flatwounds around for slide work. Try'em is the only way you will know if they give your Humbuckers the tone you want. I would never get these in a 9 gauge set - my 2 cents worth.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Always a reliable fast source.

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By Hatchi

    from Papillion NE

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

      Great strings for my electric guitars, sound awesome. I've been trying different strings for my guitars and these are one of the best.

       
      5.0

      These are what I use on my Gibson Les Paul. Period.

      By Cat's Game

      from Vallejo, CA

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      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          These give my guitar the best clarity it needs. They ring out and the low strings don't peter out. Every string has a strong response to finger picking or pick attack. I know I'm not using the typical terms like mid scoop and such but you will notice these strings are a notch above the rest. It's just that simple.

           
          5.0

          My most favorite strings

          By bluesjyke

          from Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

            I loves the strings and use them on my Fenders as well as on my Gibsons.
            They have a nice round tone to them yet with lots of clarity. They retain good tone for a long time.

             
            5.0

            Very nice feel and vintage tone

            By Mike

            from Portland, OR

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Soft Feel

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Vintage Tone

            Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

            I've used many different strings over the years and usually opted for the D'Addario multi-pack to save money since I have a lot of electrics. I mainly play a PRS NF3 these days and got interested in trying some pure nickels after reading comments on the PRS forums. The Gibsons seemed to generate the highest praise so I gave them a try. I immediately loved the softer feel of the pure nickel wraps and the tone was exactly what I was looking for. I later tried the D'Addario Pure Nickels, but they did not have the same tone or soft feel the Gibsons have. I'm back on the Gibsons and they will be my string of choice for all but my darkest sounding guitars.

             
            5.0

            My favorite electric guitar strings!

            By Steve

            from Cleveland Ohio

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                These are excellent guitar strings. They sound great, last forever, and rarely break.

                 
                4.0

                Great strings

                By Kent

                from Louisiana

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Great tonal character

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Purchased ES 335 strung with this set, decided to put different set. Guitar didn't sound as special so I purchased a new set of these. Sound was back. The word great tone sums it up.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great strings

                    By Johnnieboy2

                    from Greenville, SC

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong
                    • These 'break In' Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everything

                      Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                      These were no problem installing and hold tune very well, very little pre-stretching required. First time user so I can't speak to longevity yet.

                       
                      2.0

                      Gibson guitar strings

                      By Grandpa

                      from Iberia missouri

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easy
                      • Not Consistent

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I have used these strings for years and no problems but lately Gibson's dropped the ball.. This last set the G string had a notch in it at about the 5th fret. The set before this had a kink in the B string. One more bad set and I change strings and the company where I buy the...

                       
                      5.0

                      The BEST strings for your historic LP

                      By Bluesguitar63

                      from Palm coast, FL

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I've been through many strings trying to get that authentic 59' Les Paul tone for my guitar. I have a wonderful '58 Les Paul historic (CR8) that is absolutely the best sounding guitar I've ever owned. With less expensive strings such as ernie ball, etc. the guitar still sounds good but it doesn't have "that tone"...with these strings, it's a match made in heaven! You get that warm nickel tone without any harsh ice pick treble that are apparent in other strings...just a nice, rounded tone all around. The only other strings that have come close to these are the DR blues. And the feel of these strings are incredible...easy to bend and feel silky smooth!

                           
                          5.0

                          Warm Tone

                          By B♪♫♪♫Note

                          from Portland, OR

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                            I was looking for a string set to put on a Gibson Les Paul, that had A warm tone for slide guitar. I do A lot of Led Zeppelin and Traditional electric blues. These string were exactly what I was Looking for.

                             
                            5.0

                            Gibson Strings

                            By Grandpa

                            from Iberia missouri

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue 3-Pack VR10 Electric Guitar Strings:

                              I have used these string for years and have never had a problem with them.

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