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Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 09-11-16-24-32-42.It's simply amazing what a little -320° liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. Put a set of Dean Markley Blue Steel stri...Read More

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Great tone and extended life.

Gauges 09-11-16-24-32-42.

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 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • 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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By skarski

    from elberton ga.

    About Me Professional Musician

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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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Use On All Electrics

      By Bleikr

      from Konnarock, 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!

          By coaxialcable

          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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best strings I played

            By Galo Guerra

            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 !!!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              2552 DEAN MARKLEY BLUE STEEL

              By FINGER PICKER

              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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings!

                  By Honukeo

                  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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great strings, sound great, last like no other

                      By tat2dphreak

                      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

                      By Monstro

                      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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      By far the best I've ever used

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

                      I have been playing Blue Steels for over 15 years now, and every time I restring with something else, I find that I'm disappointed. These strings have crystal clear tone and last 2-3 times as long as other strings for me. They play like butter. I highly recommend them.

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