Dunlop Present New Signature Strings for Louder Styles
Jim Dunlop, one of the world's leading guitar string brands, has introduced three sets of signature strings - each specially designed for loud music. If you're into Slipknot, Korn or Trivium, then these strings are literally made for you.
Fatter Strings for Lower Tunings
A lot of metal guitarists like to use lower tunings like Drop B and Drop A. The problem with these tunings, however, is that normal strings won't do it since both the sound and the playability won't be optimal. That's why Dunlop have teamed up with the guitarists of Korn, Trivium and Jim Root of Slipknot to design strings that can effortlessly handle the most brutal riffs and face-melting solos while keeping the playability tight and controlled.
The Jim Root String Lab: Carefully Selected
In the table included below, you can compare the new Jim Root strings with the beefiest set in the Heavy Core Nickel Series. What you'll see is that Root has opted for extra-thick low strings for both of his signature sets. As a result, you can count on a stable and tight feel while you're playing fast-paced riffs and complex melody lines, which is a must for any raging performance. Needless to say, these strings are also worth picking up if you're not into Slipknot but simply love playing in a lower tuning.
Korn: 7-String Pioneers
After their first big commercial breakthrough with 'Follow the Leader', Munky and Head planted the 7-string metal guitar firmly on the map. The band has since been around for almost three decades and remains ever-popular with their fans due to their unique mash-up of styles and, of course, their intense live gigs. The Dunlop Heavy Core Korn 7-string electric guitar strings are perfect for A-standard tuning and, as a sweet bonus, each pack comes including a specially-designed Tortex plectrum finished with the Korn logo.
Trivium: The Trusty Choice
Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu have been burning up Dunlop strings since the founding of Trivium. As such, their signature strings have the same gauges as their former go-tos. These strings are based on the Heavy Core Series and shape lush trebles alongside rich lows, making them cut out for proper riff-work and in-your-face leads. The Trivium String Lab strings are available in 6-string and 7-string packs.
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