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Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges: .011 .015 .024 .032 .042 .052.It's simply amazing what a little -320 liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. Put a set of Dean Markley Blu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great tone and extended life!

Gauges: .011 .015 .024 .032 .042 .052.

It's simply amazing what a little -320 liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. Put a set of Dean Markley Blue Steel strings on your acoustic guitar and hear what all the excitement is about. Twice the tone and twice the life.


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Dean Markley2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Head Turner

I am mostly a bassist. Sometimes I get together to play out on "unplugged" type things with 2 guitarists. One night I got tired of being relegated to just bass and...Read complete review

I am mostly a bassist. Sometimes I get together to play out on "unplugged" type things with 2 guitarists. One night I got tired of being relegated to just bass and brought along my old Alvarez. I always considered it a beater because it's over 25 years old, it was cheap, and the sound hole is shredding. The guitarists both have high tier Ovations. They weren't even paying attention when I took it from the case. When I first strummed it they both turned to see what I had. Their mouths were hanging open. These strings provide such a smooth and mellow sound. The bass is low and the highs are articulate. They both spent the evening playing my old beater. I have tried Elixirs, Alchemy, Ernie Ball, nothing gives me the mellow yet clear sound that I get from Blue Steel. There may be an issue with how long they last, but I can't judge because my guitar may sit for a few weeks while I'm playing bass. So every couple of weeks I put a new set on.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed emotions

f you are looking for strings that will stay in tune and last a long time these are for you. But if you are looking for great sounding strings you should look elsewhere. I...Read complete review

f you are looking for strings that will stay in tune and last a long time these are for you. But if you are looking for great sounding strings you should look elsewhere. I always used phosphor bronze Martins but I decided to try the Blue Steels based on the reviews. It was not the right decision. These strings sound very weak, they have no presence, and are very jangly. Not horrible but not good either. But they do stay in tune forever. Not enough for me, I am going back to Martins.
Pros: They stay in tune and they last.
Cons: They sound pretty bad
Not good compared to other strings at the same price.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mixed emotions

By Batero Argento

from Louisville, KY

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Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

f you are looking for strings that will stay in tune and last a long time these are for you. But if you are looking for great sounding strings you should look elsewhere. I always used phosphor bronze Martins but I decided to try the Blue Steels based on the reviews. It was not the right decision. These strings sound very weak, they have no presence, and are very jangly. Not horrible but not good either. But they do stay in tune forever. Not enough for me, I am going back to Martins.
Pros: They stay in tune and they last.
Cons: They sound pretty bad
Not good compared to other strings at the same price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Head Turner

By toucanchew01

from Baltimore, MD

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Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I am mostly a bassist. Sometimes I get together to play out on "unplugged" type things with 2 guitarists. One night I got tired of being relegated to just bass and brought along my old Alvarez. I always considered it a beater because it's over 25 years old, it was cheap, and the sound hole is shredding. The guitarists both have high tier Ovations. They weren't even paying attention when I took it from the case. When I first strummed it they both turned to see what I had. Their mouths were hanging open. These strings provide such a smooth and mellow sound. The bass is low and the highs are articulate. They both spent the evening playing my old beater. I have tried Elixirs, Alchemy, Ernie Ball, nothing gives me the mellow yet clear sound that I get from Blue Steel. There may be an issue with how long they last, but I can't judge because my guitar may sit for a few weeks while I'm playing bass. So every couple of weeks I put a new set on.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings for the money!

By johnny D

from Massachusetts

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around Acoustic

    Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I've used Elixers and I consider them pricey. I've also used DaDario's and they break easily and don't last. These strings are good for about 3 or 4 gigs. I am tough on strings and I like these about the best for acoustic.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sting set to set the quality is the same.

    By Tom Smith

    from Clearlake, CA

    Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have used many different strings on my Taylor guitar and have nothing but long lasting, in tune and have notmanaged to break a string.

    (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Broke

    By oldspam

    from Oregon USA

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    Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I won't buy or recommend them.
    Sounds like it would work
    Broke Hi E putting them on. Brittle.
    Sorry I needed a full set of strings not 5. I don't care about price I don't needed strings that is not Brittle.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    fantastic

    By hickorylane

    from souther california

    Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Perfect for the sound I am going for on my Taylor 414ce. Even the stock strings, elixirs, don't sound quite as good to me. Not bad, buy I'd say the blue steels always sound richer. I really go through a lot of strings no matter what brand so I've tried quite a few types and these stand out unless I want a simpler tone (and sometimes I do, for that I've been going for Dunlop's).

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perks up my sound

    By RzltzmVgX

    from Greenfield, MA

    Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    These are by far the best strings I have used. They have a crisp rich sound even on my cheap guitars. They last a while too.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    cryogoodness

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have had the same Blue steel string on my guitar for about 4 years plus, while this is not good, I am happy to say they still sound decent, and not one of them has broken. By far the best strings ever and hard to find in my area.

     
    5.0

    Best acoustic strings on the market

    By Dawger

    from Hollidaysburg'Pa.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Can't say anything negative about these strings. For my acoustic/electric guitars they are overrall the best. And I have tried many different brands!

       
      5.0

      Great value

      By johnny D

      from Massachusetts

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Great alternative to Elixer's which are way overpriced. I've been using them for years and have used both. They are a great bang for the buck and are comparable

           
          4.0

          Continus bright and full bodied

          By No bt

          from Savannah Ga.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Breaks Easy

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          27 year guitarist, I'll tell you that:
          1. Dean Markley is a particular type of sound so if you want that bright (almost Telecaster-ish) sound without sacrificin your bottom end too, this is for you!

           
          5.0

          My Favorites!

          By Jim the Player

          from Princeton, IL

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I don't know that I buy the fact that there's any real "Science" going on here... seriously, you freeze them? Sure, the steel will "shrink", but it will just expand again when you "thaw them out"! Is this the same thing as stretching the strings after you put on a new set?

            In any case, even if the "secret" is just the alloy Dean Markley uses, or their winding method, or whatever, I've tried these on most all my guitars... my prized Gretsch arch-top jazz-box, a custom '52 tele, my '72 Strat, old banger flat-tops and even a Scott Ian something-or-other I picked up at a garage sale... whether electric or acoustic... I've liked the way they play & sound.

            You can have your fancy over-priced Elixers. Blue Steels are well-balanced, hold their tone well and, like any string, if you wipe them down after you're done playing, they don't discolor or corrode. Why anyone would pay extra for "coated" strings, I've never been able to understand.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Pretty bad strings.

            By Paul B.

            from Louisville, KY

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Not smooth, rough and jagged.
              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I was excited to try out the Blue Steel acoustic guitar strings. I got them in the mail and strung up my guitar with much anticipation. They were good at first, but after only about 20 minutes, my hands smelled like cheap metal, and the tone had already dulled. These strings made my high quality guitar sound like a tinny, cheap First Act Guitar. I would not recommend these strings to anyone. However, I would highly recommended Elixer nanowebs or polywebs. They are a far superior string. They are worth the extra price and will make any guitar sound great.

                 
                4.0

                Nice strings

                By Flex

                from Houston, Tx

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                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dean Markley 2034 Blue Steel Cryogenic Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Nice tone, but maybe I should have bought medium gauge strings. They are still nice.

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