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Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings  

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Treat your axe to a new set of strings!

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.
Precision wound with proprietary alloys specifically developed to deliver bright, consistent performance and silky feel with longer life than other strings.


Your whole ripping, amazing tone starts with the simple vibration of a string. Don't skimp where it counts. Go for Markley quality today.

 
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Dean Markley2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Best

      Weather you're a professional looking for better feeling and toneful stings that hold tune, or a beginner that doesn't know where to start, THIS IS IT! The good news is that when it...Read complete review

      Weather you're a professional looking for better feeling and toneful stings that hold tune, or a beginner that doesn't know where to start, THIS IS IT! The good news is that when it comes to gear, so many things are incredibly subjective and different, well these aren't. These are the best!
      I use these strings on all of my guitars, and have now for 6 years. They have incredible stability, tone, and playability. All of my guitars are equipped with Original Floyd Rose tremolos. I am not lying when I say that I can NOT remember the last time I broke a string, or if I even have broke a string since using Dean Markleys. I do remember breaking strings all the time with D'Adarrio strings, and having tuning problems with Ernie Balls, even though I am throughly trained and experienced with setting up and maintaining a Floyd Rose. It's just a simple fact that that these Dean Markley Signature Series, although surprisingly cheaper in cost than most, win in EVERY category when compared to any other string from any other string manufacturer in my experience.
      I play everything from David Gilmour and Alex Lifeson, to Trey Azagthoth styles on the guitar, and can NOT remember a string breaking once since switching to Dean Markley Signature Series strings. Bending all day long, tapping, digging into full on chords, and bottoming out the Floyd Rose does not effect the tuning or tone of these strings. I give them a little wipe before and after playing, and they're like new. I change my strings one a month and play in a performing band that does 3 hour sets. Now given that I do use different guitars, one month is a long time for a string to keep tune, feel, tone. These Dean Markleys do every time.
      For the price that Musicians Friend offers, c'mon! If I had the money to, I'd buy a boat load of these and throw them in the freezer. Instead, I just buy 10 at a time!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great All-Around Strings

      Although I would love to try out the Dean Markley Helix HD Strings, the Signature Series will do for now. After all, in my 12 years of playing guitar I haven't found a...Read complete review

      Although I would love to try out the Dean Markley Helix HD Strings, the Signature Series will do for now. After all, in my 12 years of playing guitar I haven't found a better string.
      No matter what gauge of these you use, they will always deliver. I have tried every set of 10-46 under the sun, and these are by far the best. The tuning stability, tone, playability, and life of these Signature Series Dean Markleys are second to none. Although I believe that string choice is simply a personal preference, I don't think it can be argued that these are by far one of the best all around-strings.
      Easily 100%.
      Musicians Friend has by far the best price on these strings. At least the best that I have ever found. These are not about the price, they're about the feel and tone. It just happens to be that Musicians Friend sells these for a steal!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Pretty disappointed

      By Laura Palmer

      from Twin Peaks

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy
        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

          As much as I wanted to love these strings I'm sad to say I won't be buying them again. I do think string choice is largely down to personal preference, and lots of people seem to enjoy these, but to my ear, the tone is just awful. Also had one break MUCH sooner than I would have liked. Oh well.

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          5.0

          Sweet Strings

          By Gregphox

          from Tucson Az.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong
          • These Strings Are Sweet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

              I'm very pleased with the quality of the Dean Markley Signature strings.

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              4.0

              2503 Nickle Steel Strings

              By dchurch376

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                The strings are different from what I'm use too. Over all they have a very good tone. So far they are standing up to my way of playing.

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                5.0

                Dean Markley Strings Review

                By Albatross

                from Milwaukee, WI

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've used all the big name string brands out there in my search, and I always go back to Dean Markley NickelSteel strings. Not the blue box Dean Markleys, just these NickelSteel's. Whether you use 9 or 10 gauge, these seem to last the longest in terms of keeping a crisp tone and good resonance, and not breaking easily, which is important if you bend a lot or use a vibrato bar. These are now the only brand I use.

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                  5.0

                  Powerful Tone

                  By Ampbox

                  from USA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Dean Markley NickelSteel strings have a powerful tone; searing treble and molten crunch. A cutting and punchy tone is the prevailing sound.

                    If you dislike lots of treble, then these strings may not be for you. But, if you're looking for a distinctive tone and easy to play strings, then you may love these.

                    The only strings that I've found to be better overall than the NickelSteel's were S.I.T. Power Wound strings. But, those strings don't have the personality that the Dean Markley's have; the S.I.T.'s have a wonderful and more well-rounded tone.

                    If you wanna rock hard and be heard for a reasonable price, then tryout these Dean Markley Signatue Series NickelSteel strings. They're different from the other top string brands.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Best

                    By Zach Morgan

                    from Illinois

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Weather you're a professional looking for better feeling and toneful stings that hold tune, or a beginner that doesn't know where to start, THIS IS IT! The good news is that when it comes to gear, so many things are incredibly subjective and different, well these aren't. These are the best!
                    I use these strings on all of my guitars, and have now for 6 years. They have incredible stability, tone, and playability. All of my guitars are equipped with Original Floyd Rose tremolos. I am not lying when I say that I can NOT remember the last time I broke a string, or if I even have broke a string since using Dean Markleys. I do remember breaking strings all the time with D'Adarrio strings, and having tuning problems with Ernie Balls, even though I am throughly trained and experienced with setting up and maintaining a Floyd Rose. It's just a simple fact that that these Dean Markley Signature Series, although surprisingly cheaper in cost than most, win in EVERY category when compared to any other string from any other string manufacturer in my experience.
                    I play everything from David Gilmour and Alex Lifeson, to Trey Azagthoth styles on the guitar, and can NOT remember a string breaking once since switching to Dean Markley Signature Series strings. Bending all day long, tapping, digging into full on chords, and bottoming out the Floyd Rose does not effect the tuning or tone of these strings. I give them a little wipe before and after playing, and they're like new. I change my strings one a month and play in a performing band that does 3 hour sets. Now given that I do use different guitars, one month is a long time for a string to keep tune, feel, tone. These Dean Markleys do every time.
                    For the price that Musicians Friend offers, c'mon! If I had the money to, I'd buy a boat load of these and throw them in the freezer. Instead, I just buy 10 at a time!

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Great All-Around Strings

                    By Zach Morgan

                    from Illinois

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Although I would love to try out the Dean Markley Helix HD Strings, the Signature Series will do for now. After all, in my 12 years of playing guitar I haven't found a better string.
                    No matter what gauge of these you use, they will always deliver. I have tried every set of 10-46 under the sun, and these are by far the best. The tuning stability, tone, playability, and life of these Signature Series Dean Markleys are second to none. Although I believe that string choice is simply a personal preference, I don't think it can be argued that these are by far one of the best all around-strings.
                    Easily 100%.
                    Musicians Friend has by far the best price on these strings. At least the best that I have ever found. These are not about the price, they're about the feel and tone. It just happens to be that Musicians Friend sells these for a steal!

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Nothing else comes close

                    By IanHunter71

                    from Saint Petersburg

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I have played guitar for ten years and have always experimented with different guitars, pickups, amps, cables, picks and strings. I have used Fender, GHS, SIT, Ernie Ball, Gibson, D'Addario and many more but have stayed with Dean Markley the longest. I also use Dean Markley strings for my bass guitars and acoustics. My favorite are the signature strings 9-46 on my strats and 10-46 on my les pauls.

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                    5.0

                    ERNIE BALL MAN CONVERTED!!!!!!!!!

                    By Jeff Loy

                    from Wheeling, WV

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I was at CA House music last week, and I couldn't find regular slinky strings, so I picked up these strings (I figured if they were good enough for Yngwie, they were good enough for me. I put 'em on my guitar, and I was amazed by their tone, feel, and workability. They are 10's that feel like 9's when it comes to bends and vibrato. The tone is very well balanced, not too bright or too warm. Ernie Ball makes awesome strings, but Dean Markley makes better ones.

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what it says on the back of the box

                    By Ampbox

                    from USA

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2503 NickelSteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I've definitely found my string for my guitar. I really think these strings are perfect for warm or dark, maybe even bright lower priced guitars. The tone of the Markley's are powerful with excellent sustain - they give these guitars the other half of the great tone equation that expensive axes are born with. They also have a tight but full bass and and 2 1/2 times the life of other nickel-plated steel brands.When I play unplugged (which I do alot) these strings give me that electric tone inspiration before I even plug in. Makes playing anytime a real joy. This may be a key selling point to electic soloists and some Metalheads.

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