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Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings  

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Dean Markley NickelSteel Electic Guitar Strings are mainstays of electric guitarists everywhere. They're delivered in tarnish-resistant individual envelopes and an environmentally friendly box. NickelSteel Electric strings sound fantastic and last a super-long time.


Order a set today and discover the difference.

 
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Dean Markley2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

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Dean markley NPS

These strings are great, especially for bends. real smooth, and for the price, they last a long time, considering I've never wiped them. I had put them on my guitar for 2...Read complete review

These strings are great, especially for bends. real smooth, and for the price, they last a long time, considering I've never wiped them. I had put them on my guitar for 2 weeks and then I removed them because I wanted to try other strings, still they weren't one bit dead, so I kept them in the packaging they came with. A month later, I put them back on and they still sounded like the day I removed them! Great! It's been a month now and they're still holding up well! The sound is clear and powerful, however, they have more mids, great for soloing but if you're looking for a scooped metal sound, a good eq should sort that out.

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Disgustingly horrible

I don't know where all of these positive reviews come from, but every experience I've had with the "nickelsteels" has been horrible.I purchased a new set and put them on one of...Read complete review

I don't know where all of these positive reviews come from, but every experience I've had with the "nickelsteels" has been horrible.I purchased a new set and put them on one of my guitars (grover tuners, great hardware & set-up). Even after stretching and playing for awhile, I'd tune it up, strike 2 or 3 chords, and the whole guitar would go out of tune. It was impossible to record with or even perform with. This went on for 2-3 weeks until I finally took the (still new) set off and replaced them with something else. A year later or so I found another pack on clearance at a guitar retailer and I thought I'd try them again. I put them on a different guitar (vintage tuners & hardware), and I had a very similar problem. The tuning slips after a few chords, and if you are a lead guitarist, just forget it. The sound of the strings is crisp and bright but all the crispness and cut in the world won't matter if you're playing a poorly-tuned instrument. As I said, I don't know where the positive reviews are coming from but these are the second worst string I've tried next to the dollar-bin Dr. Duck's. Stay away and try Blue Steels instead.

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4.0

My Opinion

By stran smith

from in the south

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

Overall theyre good ; theyre mainly ( in my opinion ) for blues\rock
Not so good for country
I wish the high E was a little heavier guage.Had it brake on me after a couple of weeks of moderate playing.

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5.0

The Amazing String

By Alex Sagert

from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings are for classic rock and dreaming players.They're better then my old Fender extra light strings.The high E string broke because it was too light. These are just the right gauge for thousands of songs. Please get this at a music store near you.

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2.0

Could Have Been Better..

By Bluz820

from Naperville, IL

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

Good sounding strings but they don't last long. After about 3 hours of playing they sound dead and won't stay in tune. Not good for guitar players who cannot afford to change their strings every week.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disgustingly horrible

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

I don't know where all of these positive reviews come from, but every experience I've had with the "nickelsteels" has been horrible.I purchased a new set and put them on one of my guitars (grover tuners, great hardware & set-up). Even after stretching and playing for awhile, I'd tune it up, strike 2 or 3 chords, and the whole guitar would go out of tune. It was impossible to record with or even perform with. This went on for 2-3 weeks until I finally took the (still new) set off and replaced them with something else. A year later or so I found another pack on clearance at a guitar retailer and I thought I'd try them again. I put them on a different guitar (vintage tuners & hardware), and I had a very similar problem. The tuning slips after a few chords, and if you are a lead guitarist, just forget it. The sound of the strings is crisp and bright but all the crispness and cut in the world won't matter if you're playing a poorly-tuned instrument. As I said, I don't know where the positive reviews are coming from but these are the second worst string I've tried next to the dollar-bin Dr. Duck's. Stay away and try Blue Steels instead.

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5.0

Great Strings

By Myself Luthier

from Somewhere

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

These are great strings! They bend very smoothly and easily. I've tried peavys and D'Addarios but I like these the best.

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5.0

Maybe The 'Best' Regular Guitar String

By Ampbox

from USA

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

These are like their Blue Steel cousins, but the NickelSteel's are easier to bend and are untreated. The sustain on N.S.'s is long and the volume is rather loud. They have that classic Dean Markley tone: bright, full sounding, punchy, tight, and balanced tone across the fretboard. Definitely original sounding strings with great consistency. My Jackson loves 'em! Only string that balances the sound and gives enough volume and sustain.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings on the market

By HEF

from Philly

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

I have played everyone of the major company's strings out there today. Nothing comes close to the durability and long-lasting tone of Dean Markleys. I have been playing for about 22 years now, and they are the only strings I will use.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best electric guitar strings

By Jim Van Horn-GxFRg

from Clinton, Arkansas

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

Dean Markley NickelSteel guitar strings are the best electric guitar strings I have ever played. Nothing else even comes close. The tone and sustain on these things are just unreal!

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3.0

Unwound

By RoaDMaN23

from Alabama

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

I bought these strings to go on my American Strat, and as I was tightening the bottom E, the string started coming unwound at the tuner! I probably just got a bad pack, but I'm going to stick with my Ernie Ball's.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean markley NPS

By riffmaster-D_mgZ

from Mauritius

Comments about Dean Markley 2502 Light NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings are great, especially for bends. real smooth, and for the price, they last a long time, considering I've never wiped them. I had put them on my guitar for 2 weeks and then I removed them because I wanted to try other strings, still they weren't one bit dead, so I kept them in the packaging they came with. A month later, I put them back on and they still sounded like the day I removed them! Great! It's been a month now and they're still holding up well! The sound is clear and powerful, however, they have more mids, great for soloing but if you're looking for a scooped metal sound, a good eq should sort that out.

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