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AXOLOGY: Dunlop Strings Debuts Kerry King Icon Series Set

Dunlop Strings has introduced its new Kerry King (KFK) Icon Series strings, designed to withstand punishing treatment without losing their tone.

The KFKs are made of high-grade nickel-plated steel and come in 010-.046 sets, with an added .052 for drop tunings.

King turned to the company to create a string set that could stand up to his aggressive full-throttle picking style. According to Dunlop, KFK’s sound clear and defined and stay crunchy, even in milk. (Okay, I added that last part.)

List price on these puppies is $10.99.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.