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Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light

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Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is known for big fat Texas tone that has been described as "hot, blue, and righteous." Dunlop developed Reverend Willy's strings in collaboration with Billy himself, aiming to ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is known for big fat Texas tone that has been described as "hot, blue, and righteous." Dunlop developed Reverend Willy's strings in collaboration with Billy himself, aiming to make replacement guitar strings that offer a real punch and while remaining articulate and clear when guitarists perform his legendary leads and pinch harmonics.

Extra Light guitar string gauges: 7-9-11-20-30-38

Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
All pedals - one year parts and labor warranty.
Trigger capo - one year warranty.
Picks - 30 day warranty.
Straps - 90 day warranty.
Strap locks - one year warranty (must follow instructions).


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DunlopReverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible bends

I recently found your 8 gauge strings and bought and played them. They were wonderful. I have played for 50 years and love light gauge strings. I have a little arthritus in my...Read complete review

I recently found your 8 gauge strings and bought and played them. They were wonderful. I have played for 50 years and love light gauge strings. I have a little arthritus in my hands and They are easier to play. I went to buy some more and saw the 7 gauge. I put them on two Of my guitars today and played for hours. These are the most incredible strings I have ever played. You can pull them - yank them - bend them so far it is unbelievable. And they stay in tune. I play the blues and I am as fast as I was when I was younger with these strings. I will never Play anything else. Thank you for letting me play like I was young again. Thank you Billy Gibbons.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Contrary to what they say, these break

I thought I would take the challenge as I was having a bit of pain in my fretting hand. I tried a couple sets on my Tele and yes they are easy to fret....Read complete review

I thought I would take the challenge as I was having a bit of pain in my fretting hand. I tried a couple sets on my Tele and yes they are easy to fret. After adjusting the intonation, action and pickup heights, the things just were too weak sounding on the treble strings. This alone was enough for me to decide to go back to heavier gauge strings but these strings DO break. Twice I had the high E string break when having a full step bend. These were the first strings I broke since '89.

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5.0

Incredible bends

By don louderback

from Dayton, ohio

Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

I recently found your 8 gauge strings and bought and played them. They were wonderful. I have played for 50 years and love light gauge strings. I have a little arthritus in my hands and They are easier to play. I went to buy some more and saw the 7 gauge. I put them on two Of my guitars today and played for hours. These are the most incredible strings I have ever played. You can pull them - yank them - bend them so far it is unbelievable. And they stay in tune. I play the blues and I am as fast as I was when I was younger with these strings. I will never Play anything else. Thank you for letting me play like I was young again. Thank you Billy Gibbons.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

awesome sounding feather light strings!

By Teddy J.

from copperas cove, Tx.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy on your Hand and Fingers
  • Good Tone
  • Very Sensitive to Touch

Cons

  • Inconsistent Tone if you Press too Hard

Best Uses

  • Learning
  • Practicing

Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

Awesome sound from such small strings! I got the .7s for my wife and she loves them. I play as well and the strings are awesome sounding. Fretting so light you barely have to push! Although if you press to hard makes notes sharp. A slide is not recommended. But if you try it sounds pretty cool. Would buy again but might opt for the .9s or .11s. A little too light for my liking but my wife loves them. Overall great sounding, extra light, ultra fast strings for anyone. For best results you need to re setup your guitar if your swapping string sizes. And wouldn't hurt to recheck every now and then.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Suprisingly hot output for such light guage strings.

By Trapland

from MPLS

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      I use on the six string neck of a double neck.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      When "logic" doesn't cut it

      By Paul Carhart

      from Tallahassee

      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      Everybody says you can't get the Rev's tones using light strings. Everybody be wrong. Why don't you trust the Rev to shoot it to you straight?

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What's not to like?

      By Jonathon

      from Corvallis Oregon

      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      Amazing how much this changed my world - why work any harder - tone is totally there, bends are amazingly easy, as is vibrato. I just bought 4 more sets and am changing all my guitars over - even 8's I don't particularly care for any more. Don't let anyone tell you you need heavy strings for good tone - it simply ain't true - these things sound sparkly.

       
      5.0

      Good feel and sweet sound

      By Daniel

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      everything as advertised!!

       
      2.0

      Not enough!

      By Norman

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      They break!

       
      2.0

      Contrary to what they say, these break

      By William

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      I thought I would take the challenge as I was having a bit of pain in my fretting hand. I tried a couple sets on my Tele and yes they are easy to fret. After adjusting the intonation, action and pickup heights, the things just were too weak sounding on the treble strings. This alone was enough for me to decide to go back to heavier gauge strings but these strings DO break. Twice I had the high E string break when having a full step bend. These were the first strings I broke since '89.

       
      5.0

      Thin sound

      By HumbertoNh

      from San Diego Ca

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

      Good quality ,buy very thin sound

       
      5.0

      These strings

      By Push

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

        It is so close to not having strings at all. Tonal quality is very nice. Bending a piece of cake. I use all three sizes for different guitars. They are tough to be so thin. If you are worried about them breaking and I have only had one pop out of thirty to forty packs. Tune them a half step down if it concerns you. They handle slide playing well too.

         
        5.0

        Effortless playing

        By Roll Tide

        from Gulf coast

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        Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

        Took some getting use to,but these are my strings now.

         
        5.0

        Billy Gibbons Strings are awesome!

        By RandyC

        from Jermyn, PA

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

          I heard Billy Gibbons say in an interview that when he first met B.B. King they switched guitars back stage and B.B. King asked Billy why he used such thick strings. He told B.B. he thought that is how he gets that awesome blues sound. B.B. told Billy it was not the case. That he uses .008 to play and reasoned with Billy, Why work so hard? Billy agreed and said he decided to go .001 lower and use .007 strings.

          I really LOVE these strings Billy and Dunlop have made and buy nothing but these.

           
          5.0

          If it's good enough for the master it's good enough for me

          By RandyC

          from Jermyn, PA

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

            I heard Billy Gibbons in an interview that he used to use heavy strings to get that blues deep blues sound but when he met B.B. King they shared each others guitars and B.B.asked why he used such strings. Billy replied that he thought that's how you got those amazing blues sounds. B.B. told him, no, he uses .008 strings. He then said to Billy, "Why work so hard?" and Billy decided to go 1 lower and start playing .007s. The rest is history. I won't play anything but Rev Willy's 7s. Dunlop and Billy Gibbons got together to make these strings and if it's good enough for the master then it's definitely good enough for me!

             
            5.0

            Surprisingly great

            By Rob

            from Chicago area

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

              Based on Billy Gibbons' success using these strings, I gave them a try on my 25.5 scale guitar. Since I usually play 12s, 11s, and 10s, I thought they might feel weird to play, but they play very well. A light, precise touch is rewarded with supreme control over bends and vibrato. If your bends are grooved to string resistance, you will have to re-calibrate a bit, but you can do whatever you want. The tone is not noticeably different than more common gauges. They make fast runs, taps, and pull-offs easier, and all my harmonics are there. I haven't played them very long yet, but they don't feel fragile. I would strongly recommend these to beginners or those with weak or arthritic hands. If you enjoy a more delicate playing style, I don't see any downsides with these, and they are tons of fun.

               
              5.0

              0.007

              By Joe

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

              Love these strings. Playing such a light gauge has changed my life. .007 is like "an angel's eyelash"

               
              5.0

              I love these strings

              By Joe

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

              I love these strings. I have arthritis and these strings make playing much easier.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gettin slinky with my pinky!

              By art

              from Vallejo, Ca.

              Site Member

              Comments about Dunlop Reverend Willy's Electric Guitar String Set - Extra Light:

              I got my first guitar with a Floyd rose. 51 years later. Also Heard about these .007 strings and after adjusting my bridge and entire setup I couldn't be happier. Look out world if I can stay up long enough I might just take it out on the road.

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