When Dunlop set out to improve guitar strings, they built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was not exactly the most cost effective route but they needed the ability to maintain high quality standards and develop their own recipe of core dimensions, wrap dimensions, wind ratio, and so much more.
What Dunlop was seeking and what they have achieved, is a balanced, vibrant tone with a low-tension feel and long-lasting performance. Additionally, they have developed packaging that ensures the strings stay corrosion free.
I (Mickey) was turned on to Dunlop strings by a friend, who is a highly respected guitar builder and also a great player. After trying the Dunlop Nickel Wound strings on a few of my electric guitars, I switched for good and started telling everyone about them. Generally, I like the hybrid set Light-Heavy (10-52) on my short scale length guitars to keep the low string tension tight and the tone heavy. On my long scale length (25.5”) guitars, I prefer the standard Medium (10-46) set for a balanced feel and tone.
Distortion Brothers Guitar Shop also recommends Dunlop Heavy Core, Pure Nickel, or Super Bright electric guitar strings depending on your guitar and what sound you are looking to get out of it.