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Gibson Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar Strings, Light 10-46

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Product Description

Gibson Strings re-invents the modern guitar string. We go back to the days of using only the finest pure nickel wire, slowly wrapping it over the highest quality Swedish steel "hex" core for maximum strength and stability. The warm, full tone gives your guitar a solid new voice. These strings show why we are still the favorite with top players around the world! Vacuum sealed for freshness.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002D0CCQ
  • Item model number: SEG-VR10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,610 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 30, 2004

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Vinny on December 22, 2013
I used GHS Boomer 10s for nearly 20 years. Those are a great string, I think I've broken maybe 2 or 3 of those strings the whole time, so they're excellent. But I recently acquired two Gibson Les Paul Historics; a 1958 Reissue and a 1959 Reissue, both of which came with Gibson VR10s installed. I loved the tone, but wasn't convinced the strings had much influence. So I changed to my usual Boomers and the tone wasn't the same. I put the VR10s back on and the tone was back. Then I started putting them on my other Les Pauls and Strats, and they sound much better to me. Very durable, haven't broken a string in the year I've been using them.

Comparison:

GHS Boomers:
-Loud
-Punchy
-Warm
-Great feel

Gibson VR10s:
-Full-bodied
-Very clear
-Expressive
-Great feel

Boomers are darker and have more punch, like there's higher nickel content.
VRs sound more balanced, clear and expressive - like there's more to hear.

I'd recommend the Boomers for Metal players, VRs for Blues, Jazz, expression, finesse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 24, 2014
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I've been playing for 40 years, and have tried many strings. These are my hands-down favorite electric strings. First, the pure nickel windings have a distinct warm yet bold tone unmatched by those that are nickel-plated (which is most mainstream strings). The tone makes a huge difference on any guitar, if one is after classic rock and blues sound. The pure nickel is also gentler on your frets. Second, for whatever reason, these Gibson Pure Nickel strings last WAY longer than any others I have used. They resist breakage and retain their tone better than the rest. I use them on all of my electrics on which I use this gauge, regardless of guitar brand. NOTE TO GIBSON: please start making these in 9.5 gauge sets!

At one time, all electric stings used pure nickel windings. Then the cost of nickel material increased, causing string makers to use plating instead of pure nickel.

Not all pure nickel strings are this good. The hex core construction of these is a big advantage, keeps the windings from shifting and solidifies the tone.
Shop for the best price. The Gibson Vintage Reissue strings are well worth the small additional cost over conventional plated strings.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dennis M on August 18, 2012
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Been playing for five decades now. Started quite young ok? But, back to the strings. The nickel wrap lends a warmth to the tone, yet are quite clear and responsive. The plain strings are smooth and crystal clear. These are truely the old school strings, but I had forgotten just how great they sound and play. In the time I've had my latest Les Paul, every string has sounded a might off...Enter the Gibson Vintage Reissues....That "off" sound is history. Articulate, is the first word that comes to mind. Simply the finest string one can use and I was glad to return to them. I have no idea why I didn't get back sooner! For an older player that has tried nearly all there is out there, I came back to the Gibson strings as they simply are the best there is. Period. I'll neve use another string on my guitars again. Glad I came back to the real deal. Everything else just comes up short compared to these strings...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hambone on May 24, 2015
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My experience so far with these strings has been very good. I put them on my ESP LTD-EC10 and they really made the guitar sound better. It sounds more like an expensive guitar now. I have tried Ernie Ball regulars and D'Addario lights. Both of those are good strings and I liked them both for different reasons. However these Gibson Vintage reissue take it to another level. My guitar sounds more full bodied, and beefy. Crisp and in stays in tune better than the other strings. The nickel wound strings are better than other nickel wound strings I have used, including the ones mentioned above.Gibson has a technique that is unique to their strings. I think it makes them a better string. They feel really good on the fingers. People say these strings last a long time and time will tell for me about that. I snapped a 1st string (E) right away when tightening it with my locking mini Grover tuners. It broke right at the tuner. But that was the tuners fault (or mine) not the string. I am going to order a couple more sets of these as I think they will be my go to string from now on. I like em. My wife noticed the difference in sound right away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 19, 2014
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I get a better price here on Amazon than most music stores and internet music sales. If you add in the price of strings then add shipping if you are a Prime Member you get the string for a fair price and get in two days. I use 9's on my Gibson Firebird, 10's on Les Paul's. I only use Gibson Vintage Re-Issue Brand Strings on my Gibson's. They Sound and hold up during Heavy Use.
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By Hazer on December 10, 2013
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I have played a lot of different strings over the last 30 years, and I thought I had tried everything. Then one day will looking for a set of strings for my 335 I came across these. After a little research it seemed like the string to try. I am so glad that I tried them! First and foremost, they sound great! But as an added bonus, I think they are more comfortable to play (more enjoyable, more comfortable) and they seem to always hit that sweet spot when bending. At first I put them on all my hollow body electrics only. But then I tried them on my Strats, and they were awesome! Next i rigged up my Teles, and again awesome. On my Les Pauls, great again! I now run these on ALL of my electric guitars and they sound great on every one of them. I play mostly blues, blues/rock, country, etc... And tone matters. And these have it in spades.
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