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Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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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 electric guitar and hear what all the excitement is about. Twice the tone and twice the life.

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Dean Markley2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Long life (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

finally found MY strings!

been trying various brands of strings for 10 years now. DR, D'Addario, GHS Carvin, everly, etc. recently settled on Ernie Ball since the sound is better than the others that ive tried...Read complete review

been trying various brands of strings for 10 years now. DR, D'Addario, GHS Carvin, everly, etc. recently settled on Ernie Ball since the sound is better than the others that ive tried but they have way too much treble and wonky mids. this is even more pronounced the newer the strings are and doesnt really go away even when the strings are near the end of their life. Finally decided to try a set of Blue Steels after a talking to a local music store. These are the way to go if you want a very balanced sound. bass was present but not overly so, mids were strident but not wonky sounding and treble was subdued somewhat but very sweet. they last forever. i play for about 6 hours a week and they last about 1-2 months. Ive never heard my ibanez SZ sound so beautiful. if youve been searching for

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Bad tone

I've been searching for a new favorite set of strings and tried these out. I am very disappointed with the tone. First off, they just don't have that new string high-end sparkle that...Read complete review

I've been searching for a new favorite set of strings and tried these out. I am very disappointed with the tone. First off, they just don't have that new string high-end sparkle that you look forward to when changing strings. The low and high frequencies seem non-existant with my set. The worst problem of all is the way they make pinch harmonics very difficult. I can usually do pinches almost anywhere on my guitar but find myself fighting to pull them off in easy places. You're better off with D'Addario's or Ernie Ball's.

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4.0

Fabtactic Strings

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from Miami, FL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    I used these years ago and am trying them again. I plan in using them on my main guitar. They have always brought me a nice clean and bright sound.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings

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    from elberton ga.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I will keep it short and sweet. I love Dean Markley strings. There are plenty of great brands, I just prefer these.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Use On All Electrics

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      from WV

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          Good strings . . . I use these on solid and hollow bodied guitars. Playing style is light to medium, mostly for studio work. Tone / tuning lasts a long time.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          finally found MY strings!

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          from mission, texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            been trying various brands of strings for 10 years now. DR, D'Addario, GHS Carvin, everly, etc. recently settled on Ernie Ball since the sound is better than the others that ive tried but they have way too much treble and wonky mids. this is even more pronounced the newer the strings are and doesnt really go away even when the strings are near the end of their life. Finally decided to try a set of Blue Steels after a talking to a local music store. These are the way to go if you want a very balanced sound. bass was present but not overly so, mids were strident but not wonky sounding and treble was subdued somewhat but very sweet. they last forever. i play for about 6 hours a week and they last about 1-2 months. Ive never heard my ibanez SZ sound so beautiful. if youve been searching for

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best strings I played

            By 

            from Costa Rica

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Great Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              For years I was lookin' for a good strings. This is the best that I could find. Great tone, nice expression, and very versatile, rock, blues, jazz, all souds great !!!

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              5.0

              2552 DEAN MARKLEY BLUE STEEL

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              from DAYTON,OH

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I use DEAN MARKLEY 2552 BLUE STEEL strings on all
                  my electric guitars. Les Paul,Gretsch Country Gent,Strat and Tele. The guages of the strings are
                  good for all styles of playing.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings!

                  By 

                  from Honolulu, Hawaii

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I've used these for over twenty years and have never had any reason to change. I've tried plenty of other brands but have never been as satisfied with them as I am with these.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great strings, sound great, last like no other

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                      from Dallas, TX

                      Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      my favorite strings, I use them all the time. I have tried other brands and none last as long or sound as good for as long.. they stay in tune great, too.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      On the comeback road

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                      from Surprise, Arizona

                      Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Used these forever. There is no other string like this. They are the crispest strings you can ever put on your guitar. I'm on the comeback road to playing & have gone through tones of other brand strings & none of them have made me happy.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Dean Markley BLue Steel Strings light 9-42

                      Comments about Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I have played Blue Steel's for over 20 years and every time I have tried other strings and I always go back to the best strings in the world! I own 2 double locking Floyd trems and have never had an issue with intonation between changes. I highly recomend these strings to any serious musician.

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