DUNLOP STRINGS recently caught up with a few of today’s hottest guitarists in metal at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL to discuss DUNLOP’s particular line of guitar strings and why playing with them accents their overall performance. DUNLOP sat down with Phil Demmel of MACHINE HEAD, Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Matt Heafy of TRIVIUM, and more to get their take on the strings. A new video has surfaced of the interviews as part of a brand new DUNLOP STRINGS manufacturing piece that explains the process behind the creation, assembly, and sound of the unique strings. Head to the YouTube link to watch the video.
DUNLOP STRINGS are designed, developed and manufactured at a state-of-the-art strings factory in Benicia, CA. Armed with the latest machinery, DUNLOP STRING designer Les O’Connor, formerly of DR Strings and Black Diamond Strings, led the DUNLOP design team to bring the DUNLOP strings vision to life. Without being tied to a ’60s string formula, Les took a modern and scientific approach to string design. With critical feedback from top touring artists, Les was able to design a string that met modern guitar player’s needs. DUNLOP STRINGS use traditional high quality materials and metals to produce non-coated guitar strings in standard gauges. In addition, innovative hybrid wrapping techniques and custom core-to-wrap ratios produce a superior low-tension string. All DUNLOP STRINGS are balanced set to set and come in corrosion inhibiting packaging that keeps them fresh.
Located in Benicia, California, DUNLOP MANUFACTURING, INC. was founded as a small, family-owned and operated company in 1965, and has since grown to be a leading manufacturer of electronic effects, picks, capos, slides, strings and other musical instrument accessories. DUNLOP is the home of such legendary products as the Crybaby wah and Tortex picks.
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