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Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Light

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A unique combination of crisp highs, aggressive mids, and a focused low end gives Dunlop electric guitar strings a voice all their own. The Dunlop re...Click To Read More About This Product

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Long-lasting strings with warm, clear tone and a smooth, tactile feel.

A unique combination of crisp highs, aggressive mids, and a focused low end gives Dunlop electric guitar strings a voice all their own. The Dunlop recipe for string-to-string balance and responsiveness produces a 6-string set that is perfect for dynamic lead work, while notes in a chord ring out clearly whether clean or heavily distorted. This powerful voice is delivered in a low-tension string with a smooth tactile feel that breaks in fast and lasts a long time.

  • DEN1006 Extra Light 6/Set
  • Gauges: 8-11-16-24-30-38
  • Warm and clear tone
  • Smooth tactile feel
  • Low tension
  • Long lasting

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By Anonymous

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Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Light:

These strings have a good clear tone when, you pick single string. But when you play a chord, the notes Blur-out each other, and sound horrible when distorted.This is just the 8's. Dunlop's other strings are great. Just be sure to buy 10 gauge or higher.


For When Bending Is Never Ending

By thombrogan

from northeast

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  • Good Tone
  • Slippery Plain Strings
  • Squeal Like Piggies
  • Strong


    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Rocking Out In Livingroom

    Comments about Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Light:

    After seeing a video of Gary Brawer restringing a Les Paul with some Dunlop NPS 10s and trying his technique on my Epiphone LP-100 with GHS GB-LOW Boomers, I wondered if it would rein in the slippery plain steel strings on a set of Dunlops. Lucky for me, recent bouts of bending and bending and bending the strings some more managed to damage my thumb (weak fingers and poor technique - promise!). People with common sense would probably stop playing for a few days and then slowly build their way back so that they could have their cheap thrills without laying a foundation for soft-tissue damage and mechanically aggravated joint disorders.

    Not being one of those people, I restrung the guitar with a set of Dunlop 8s and did so like in youtube video on the Jim Dunlop channel. Gone were the days of waiting three days to settle in. The only tuning problems came from the neck readjusting to a dramatic drop in tension.

    The strings themselves are excellent. They sound great, stay in tune fairly, and bend and allow for all kinds of hammer-ons/pull-offs with ease. They squeal just like the Reverend Willy Extra-Light sets and Heavy Core sets and the 0.011" and 0.016" thick 2nd and 3rd strings have just enough tension for easy two-handed tapping (the Rev's extra-light set is too floppy for that on those strings in E standard tuning).

    These strings are very excellent for classic rock and classic metal songs. Rolling back the volume and tone pots on the guitar's bridge pickup and rolling back the gain and the tone on the amp (1-band EQ for the win!) fattens up everything for a good crunchy rhythm sound while turning the pots on the guitar back up provides more bite for lead work. The combination of these strings and a little setup on the controls hearkened back to a time when the neck pickup was vestigial.

    Unfortunately, though, the strings were no replacement for common sense and that rest is needed. Similarly, lighter strings require a lighter touch and will buzz out if struck with excessive force. As such, they're not a ready replacement for Dunlop Heavy Core strings or GHS GB-LOW Boomers in E Standard tuning. But if you're willing; truly willing; to use a gentler touch for strings that sound great and last long and allow for excessively large bends, consider Dunlop 8s.

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