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Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light

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Musical quality from the folks who really know music!

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!

All Gibson strings are bench tested and builder approved to bring the best sound possible out of your instrument.

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    GibsonVR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light
     
    4.9

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (22)
    • Consistent (20)
    • Well built / quality (15)
    • Long life (14)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (15)
    • Practicing (14)
    • Back-up (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GIBSON!!

    By Ibanez grx20

    from Sc

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    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    These strings sounded great! it does kindve change ur tone a little, but thats a good thing because it makes it better. They last a decent amount of time but they do wear faster than some others. Compared to elxiers i would rather have the great gibson string tone than long string life anyway.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best strings I've ever used!!!!

    By The Blueshawk

    from Frederick, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Nice Rich Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    These are the best strings I've ever had on my guitar! I have a LTD ESP EC-1000 Deluxe and these strings sound great on it. I've tried the Ernie Ball Cobalts and changed them after two weeks of use. Too bright and too noisy. I've gone through a lot of different brands of strings searching for a particular sound and I found it with these. I plan to order the Gibson Reissue as my main string from now on. They have great sustain and hold their tune really well also.

    If you are looking for a good mellow sound that's not too bright, with good low's and mid-range then these are for you.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great strings - if you change them often

    By sheaman-tDtug

    from boston

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    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    I've been using these for a while, and they worked nicely, sounded great, all that stuff. About a month ago they started to wear out and make dents where the frets were. Gradually, they sounded worse and worse, and just snapped. I would recommend these to people who change their strings often, don't mind paying a little extra, and like the vintage tone.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome Strings

    By Jay512-PrqQZ

    from North Branch, MN

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    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    I have a Harmony electric guitar. i had these really crapy strings on there and i put these strings on the guitar and i thought i had a new guitar. those strings scream!! i love em, no matter what you type of music you play, they shouldn't let you down!!! well worth the money i paid!!! i plan to buy more!!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    I liked these strings because of the different sound compared to Super Slinky 9s.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson VR10 strings

    By Community User

    from Baytown,TX

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    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    Very satisfied so far. I play my guitars hard. So far, no breakage. Will buy more of these.
    Only had these on my Les Paul for a couple of weeks, but WOW! Very smooth, vintage tone. I play Blues/Rock and these things are perfect for the sound that I was looking for. Brings out the best tone from my Les Paul. Pure nickel strings are the best for Classic Rock & Blues.
    These are slightly higher priced than the Fender Nickels that I use on my Strat, but would you put Fender strings on a Gibson? Or vice-versa? Definetely recommend these for your Gibby if you play Blues or Classic Rock!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is my second order of these Gibson VR-10 strings.

    By Frank

    from Culloden, WV

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • These strings take a little longer to stabilize.

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

    I use these strings on my '67 model Gretsch Tennesean and Rickenbacker 330. The tone quality and playability are very much like the Gibson E340L strings I used in the "60s. I play classic rock and the strings bring the old Gretsch and newer Ric to life. They take a little time to settle in after initial lacing but do stabilize and maintain intonation for the life of the string. Comfortable to play and bend and work well with tones generated by foot pedals. I'll continue to use them on these two guitars and would use them on my 12 string Strat when and if they become available.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Strings I've Used

    By jstarr823

    from Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

        Pure bliss on any Gibson (mostly all I play). Restrung my brand new Gibby LP with these, and it feels, plays, and sounds like a proper LP.

        Great tone. Tuning stability. No fret buzz. Low amplified string noise. Long lasting. What more do you need?

        I've played a lot of strings, from EB Slinky & Cobalts, DiAddario, ClearTone, Elixir, and even Gibson. These VRs are my favorite by far.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Makes My Les Pauls Happy!

        By Curmudgeon

        from Terre Haute, IN

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

          I love the sound of pure nickel strings and these are some of the best! Warm vintage tone, easy bends, and they retain their sound longer than any others I've tried. My '56 Goldtop Reissue with P-90s sounds particularly good. And my '58 Standard sustains for days!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great feel, great tone.

          By WallaceWinston

          from KY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

              They sound and feel better than any other string. nothing else to say.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Buyer Bewares

              By sjvg76

              from boise

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Thick Strings

              Best Uses

              • Build Up Practice

              Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

              These are thick, thickest 10's I've ever bought ever. Hard to initially gauge and wind. Like actual wire. Upside is that they are great sounding tone, very much like having acoustic strings on an electric. Not good for concerts where most may want thinner reliables.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sounding Strings!

              By Tony

              from Cumberland, RI

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Warm Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                I switched to these from Ernie Ball 10's and I'm glad I did. They add a warmness to your tone especially when distorted I have not found with any other set of strings. I've tried Elixir, D'Addario, Ernie Ball and a few others and they don't compare. Mind you the Ernie Ball strings I was using were only a few months old.

                These shine especially when tuned Db Ab Db Gb Bb eb for songs such as High Fiving MF by Local H. I play an old SG knockoff through a used solid state Vox amplifier and I only use my amp's distortion, so my set up is pretty basic. Those things considered these strings breathe new life into my amp and I couldn't ask for more.

                Don't bother playing the process of elimination with the countless other brands out there. These will not disappoint you. Tune em up, intonate your guitar and enjoy!

                 
                5.0

                Love these strings - first time user

                By Tom C

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                    Have almost every string. Have a new Eastman t486, 335 clone, that has not sounded right with other strings. Latest we're Tite Fit 10s but they were muddy on this git.
                    The Gibson Vintage 10s are full, smooth with great overtones. Very musical strings.
                    They also allowed me to lower the action to spec without buzzing.
                    Very happy I found them after reading the great reviews!
                    Als, great price from MF!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love these strings!

                    By Gery

                    from Philadelphia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                      These strings are great. Feel great, sound super. They seem to last as long as other Great strings but that's not important to me. Tone and feel are what I value and these strings have both in spades. Buy from Musicians Friend for best price. Weirdly, several other stores have priced these Gibson vintage strings at exhorbitant price but MF has them at a great price point.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great sound

                      By Southernson

                      from WV

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                          Put on a set of D'addario XL Light gauge and couldn't get them to stay in tune after a week. Replaced with these Gibson Vintage Reissues and they were awesome. Tuned twice and they were good to go. Loe the sound. Reminds me of the music I grew up with. Buy these!

                           
                          5.0

                          I would had have bought this product again.

                          By Sam

                          from Kent, WA

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                            These Gibson vintage reissue strings made my guitar sound great. I have tried some other brands but they could not match up to these. I ordered 4 more sets, I am so pleased. These are my go to strings on my ESP guitar. My guitar went from sounding tinny and tacky to full bodied and quality. These are my strings from now on. The right string can make a huge difference in sound and play-ability.

                             
                            5.0

                            The best electric guitar strings I have ever used.

                            By Sam

                            from Kent, WA

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

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                            Pros

                            • Best sounding
                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • No cons. Tremendous strings.

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing
                            • You name it

                            Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                            I have tried many other strings but have found none that can equal these Gibson reissue pure nickel. I have tried D'Addario, Ernie Ball, and others but these are the best sounding strings i have ever used hands down! I LOVE these strings. I have about 5 sets of Ernie Ball regulars in my guitar case but they will remain there and never get on my guitar. Why? These Gibson's are SUPERIOR and literally sound 5 times better than any other string in my opinion. I can't get over how good they sound. I know I am over the top here but to me they are that good. They have a deeper full beautiful tone and they stay in tune better and they just make my guitar sound so good. I am hooked on these strings. I just ordered 4 sets as I am scared as hell that they will discontinue them for some reason. (notice they are REISSUE). I found out Malcom Young used Gibson strings (heavier gauge than these though) and that says it for me. I consider Malcom Young to have been a very good judge of guitar strings. Get you some, but leave a few sets for me. These are my strings forever.

                             
                            5.0

                            Gibson Is Good.

                            By Gypsy42279

                            from Seattle, Wa

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                              Great Set of Strings and Built By True Artists string. Long Live The Gibson Company.

                               
                              5.0

                              I like them

                              By Coca-Cola

                              from NC

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                I use these on my Les Paul. Great tone at a reasonable price. I use Fender 150Rs on my strat and tele, but it seems proper to use Gibson strings on the Gibson guitar... lol

                                 
                                4.0

                                Best Strings for Blues Guitar?!?!?!

                                By Life Sanchez

                                from Hayward CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                • Hard to shred on

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Blues
                                • Classic rock
                                • Concerts
                                • Jazz
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                Overall amazing, but not the best. Buy the same set of string, but from d'addario. Gauge 10 "lights", Pure nickel. But this Gibson strings, are truly vintage.

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