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Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium

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Gauges 11-13-20w-30-42-52.These mainstays of electric guitarists everywhere come in tarnish-resistant individual envelopes and an environmentally fri...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gauges 11-13-20w-30-42-52.
These mainstays of electric guitarists everywhere come in tarnish-resistant individual envelopes and an environmentally friendly box. NickelSteel Electrics sound fantastic and last a super long time.


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Dean Markley2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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I am a full time musician and strings are my biggest expense. The 2505B strings were practically designed for me and my Birdland. I don't play them...They play me! They bend...Read complete review

I am a full time musician and strings are my biggest expense. The 2505B strings were practically designed for me and my Birdland. I don't play them...They play me! They bend for Clapton, slide for Benson, & chunk for Freddy Green. They require very little pressure and maintain clarity for a longer period than most of the big name guru brands. I know what I need and a know what I can afford. This is it and more!

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Meh

I've used these strings, and I don't really find anything about the strings themselves that set them apart from some of the other strings I've tried. The tone was somewhat better, but nothing...Read complete review

I've used these strings, and I don't really find anything about the strings themselves that set them apart from some of the other strings I've tried. The tone was somewhat better, but nothing really special. The "problem" I have is with this particular set. The Dean Markley 11s and 12s string have a steeper gauge curve or something for the strings. Meaning that, basically, Dean Markley makes the wound strings significantly heavier on those two sets than other companies do. This isn't necessarily bad, but I didn't like the extra tension that comes from it. You should still try the strings if you're interested, but it could take a little getting used to for, I think, no real improvement.Oh. And, the value is a bit better because the 3rd string comes with the wound and unwound style. The DM site has "20w/18p" for the 3rd string. I thought they had two different versions, but they give you both of those strings; which is pretty cool.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean Markleys!

By MehosPhaceq

from NJ

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Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

I was using Regular Slinks Ernie Balls on my Schecter C1+ and they kept getting tarnished badly. Also I couldn't bend past the 12th fret without it going out. I kept seeing good things about Dean Markleys so I decided to try them out. I got this gauge because I've never gotten something so thick. WOW I'm glad I did! The sustain is INCREDIBLE! You can hold notes forever. I can even hit the notes all the way on the 24th fret! The only problems is I can't get pinch harmonics with them easily. Being thick its harder to bend but I see that as good because it will build hand strength. Awesome strings I will use them again and in the future!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best All-Around...

By Bogie D

from South Carolina

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Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

I've used every string imaginable, but these offer the best combination of quality, clarity, tunability, and durability.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best $ for $ +

By Uncle Robbob

from Gulf Shores AL

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Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

I am a full time musician and strings are my biggest expense. The 2505B strings were practically designed for me and my Birdland. I don't play them...They play me! They bend for Clapton, slide for Benson, & chunk for Freddy Green. They require very little pressure and maintain clarity for a longer period than most of the big name guru brands. I know what I need and a know what I can afford. This is it and more!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Watch out for 20W third, no longer supplied!

By Peter Pan

from Tampa FL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

      This is sad! The 2505 was one of several great sets of acoustic / electric stings that USED to supply a choice of an 18p and a 20W for the third string. Apparently the company has changed hands, and decided to supply only the 18P. I can understand the cut backs, but they really should have just made two new set offerings with each option. There are other sets where they've done this too, some of which are actually still WRONG on the Dean Markley web site. If you were a fan of this set with the wound 20W, make sure to email them and voice your complaint. Like I said, there has been a change in ownership of the brand, and newer owners sometimes listen!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      No longer have the .020w G string

      By blue_riders

      from Los Osos, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • No Wound G 020w

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        Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

        I've used these strings for over 30 years and was disappointed that the new pack I bought no longer has the wound G string, .020w. I still like the strings but have to buy Ernie Ball single G strings which adds to the price.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My favorites

        By Andrew H.-XGzuj

        from Kernersville, NC

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        Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

        These happen to be my favorite strings. I like my low strings thick and the heavy DM strings always have thick low strings. I use the wound G string (comes with both 20w and 18p) because plain G strings always seemed to sound dull on my guitars. The wound ones sound and feel much better.Most strings that I have tried are very bright, whcih a lot of people like. Personally, I do not like bright strings. These have a mellower sound and when they are brand new have almost a thick, metallic snap sound. Not a biting snap, more like striking metal on metal. Interesting, but I like it. When they get hold, they hold the mellowness quite well but lose the metallic snap. Still sound great after a few weeks and these thick ones seem to last forever.Love these things. Good mellow tone with an interesting twist. They last a long time and retain tone fairly well. Excellent strings, right here.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love these strings!

        By MrCakes14

        from Durham, CT

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        Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

        I've used a number of different kinds of strings, and lemme tell you, none of them compare to these. The tone is great even after lots of use, they don't wear out easily, and sound great for all styles on most guitars. I use these strings on all of my guitars, and I haven't been dissapointed yet. Buy these strings!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible

        By The Frost-borne Poet

        from New Jersey

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        Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

        I think I'm going to be buying Dean Markley's from now on. My guitar came strung with some terrible light gauge D'Addarios, which I thrashed about until one broke. Then I swapped them out for these nice medium gauge jobs, and I could hardly believe my ears at the difference. Even the fret buzz problem I had is gone with these new strings. They're a little on the light side for medium gauge I think (My Ernie Ball pack goes from 13-56 and is still considered "Medium"), but hey, this works for me!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Meh

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

        I've used these strings, and I don't really find anything about the strings themselves that set them apart from some of the other strings I've tried. The tone was somewhat better, but nothing really special. The "problem" I have is with this particular set. The Dean Markley 11s and 12s string have a steeper gauge curve or something for the strings. Meaning that, basically, Dean Markley makes the wound strings significantly heavier on those two sets than other companies do. This isn't necessarily bad, but I didn't like the extra tension that comes from it. You should still try the strings if you're interested, but it could take a little getting used to for, I think, no real improvement.Oh. And, the value is a bit better because the 3rd string comes with the wound and unwound style. The DM site has "20w/18p" for the 3rd string. I thought they had two different versions, but they give you both of those strings; which is pretty cool.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great.

        By that guy-aQ8CQ

        from Plattsburgh, NY

        Comments about Dean Markley 2505 NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings Medium:

        I've been using these strings for a few months now, and they still sound excellent. I like the wound G string a lot because it has a much less harsh sound to it than most regular strings (at least with my guitar). Even if I lower the high frequencies and turn the tone dow,n the top strings still sound a little harsh. These more than made up for that problem with the G string. I highly recommend these to anybody.

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