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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 ... Read More

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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 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

Warranty
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
 
4.8

(based on 12 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 (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)

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5.0

Effortless playing

By John wayne

from Alabama Gulf Coast

Verified Buyer

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

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

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5.0

Billy Gibbons Strings are awesome!

By RandyC

from Jermyn, PA

About Me Novice

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.

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    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.

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    5.0

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

    By RandyC

    from Jermyn, PA

    About Me Novice

    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!

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      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.

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        5.0

        0.007

        By Joe

        from undisclosed

        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"

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        5.0

        I love these strings

        By Joe

        from undisclosed

        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.

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        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.

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            (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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            (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.

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