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Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings

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Great tone and extended life.

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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 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Long life (13)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

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

 

Used over 20 years, but now they've changed

I've used these strings for over 20 years and now they do not have the same qualities I liked about them from when I first started using them. At first they sounded good for...Read complete review

I've used these strings for over 20 years and now they do not have the same qualities I liked about them from when I first started using them. At first they sounded good for a long time and lasted (without breaking) a long time too. The newest batch I got all seem to break way too easily on strings 1, 2, and 3. Yes, they still sound good, but something has changed and now I find myself in search of another string.

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(3 of 3 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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great strings, sound great, last like no other

    By tat2dphreak

    from Dallas, TX

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings!

    By Honukeo

    from Honolulu, Hawaii

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        By far the best I've ever used

        By Hamer o' de Gods

        from Florida

        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.

        (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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great strings

        By Skarski

        from Elberton, Georgia

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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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Use On All Electrics

          By Bleikr

          from West Virginia

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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.

              (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 !!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                2552 DEAN MARKLEY BLUE STEEL

                By FINGER PICKER

                from DAYTON,OHIO

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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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Sounding Strings

                    By mydian

                    from Chicagoland

                    See all my reviews

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

                    The best sounding strings I've used so far. They sound much better than Super Slinkies.. much more tone. And they seem to last almost twice as long with my sweaty acidic fingers. They also seem to bend just as well as super slinkies. However, I gave them a 4 for features because if you cut the ball off for a floyd style bridge the wound string can come unwound. So, I just string them backwards.. however there is around 3 inches of unwound you still have to cut off which makes the strings a little shorter.. but there is still enough there.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BEST-STRINGS-EVER!!!

                    By newdefbrett

                    from Calgary, AB

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

                    These are the best strings I have ever played on. After trying them on my friends guitar I immediately changed the strings on my guitar to these strings! They are so comfy and easy to play. I think these are the worlds best strings. I strongly recommend them for YOU!!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Keep your cool with Blue Steels...

                    By Maximilian owns a million

                    from Miami, Florida

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

                    I'm not going to give you my straightforward opinion yet, I'm first going to give you the facts on Blue Steels. They really are good for the price, and yes they do last longer than any ordinary nickel guitar strings. Trust me I have used Ernie Ball, D'Addario, GHS Boomers, and Elixirs. But I'm sticking to my guns with Blue Steel. From what I have seen and used, Ernie Ball Slinkys have excellent tone but rust too fast, within two weeks I felt like changing them again, and again. D'Addario's from what I have used, are not durable enough for me, and at times I get frustrated becuase they won't stay in tune at times and take a while to break in, GHS Boomers I have to say are better than Ernie Ball and D'Addario's, simply becuase they last longer than EB's and sound as good as D'Addario's, however the GHS Boomers like the D'Addario's in my opinion just aren't durable enough for me. Lastly, Elixirs. Fact, they're probably the most expensive packs of strings you can get on the market. Fact, they last a very extended period of time. I got a set of Elixirs for christmas, they're coated with polyweb or something that makes them last way longer, and they were pretty good, but it took longer for me to get used to the feel since I'm so used to the feel of regular nickel wound guitar strings. Then I turned to Dean Markley and tried they're Blue Steel's cryogenically activated elctrics,the first extended life string ever created. Let me tell you my opinion that they are simply the best,you can't beat the original! They're frozen nickel, no polyweb coating, just frozen cryogenically, they are more durable and last longer than any string I have used. Why spend $ on one set of Elixir, when you can spend on 4 packs of Blue Steel's? And the tone of these strings are just simply amazing, a nice bright tone.I suggest you stash up your wad of cash, and do your guitar a favor. Get a pack of Blue Steel's!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Dean Markley BLue Steel Strings light 9-42

                    By Ibanez player-qNdQx

                    from Tennessee

                    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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Top value and gives me what I want

                    By bassmanpa

                    from Needmore, PA

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

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

                      Have put these strings on nine guitars in the last year. They are consistent, hold tune very good, and sound excellent. Have used them on cheap pawn shop specials, and guitars up to medium price range pieces. They can't be beat, in my opinion, with anything even close to the price point.

                       
                      5.0

                      The best strings in the world!

                      By rubenr78

                      from San Antonio, TX

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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:

                        These are the best and most reliable strings I have ever played. Because of the cryogenic process these strings stay brighter longer.

                         
                        5.0

                        so far so good

                        By Sparky

                        from wi

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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:

                          nice bright but full bodied string set. Using them now on my PRS as well as my Luke3.

                           
                          5.0

                          Very intense tone...

                          By Darin Loccarini

                          from Western Colorado

                          About Me Novice

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

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

                            I use these because they're what Alex Lifeson uses. That's about as good of an endorsement as it gets! I once put them on a brand new out of the box Epiphone LP after playing it for a day with the stock strings and even with a novice ear noticed a significant improvement in tone.

                             
                            5.0

                            Yes i would

                            By Buckie

                            from Caldwell wv

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy on my fingers
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • I have no problem with these strings

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing
                            • Universiel

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

                            No problems

                             
                            1.0

                            Used over 20 years, but now they've changed

                            By Lefty Ron

                            from Lacey, WA

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                            • Breaks Easy
                            • Not Consistent

                            Best Uses

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

                              I've used these strings for over 20 years and now they do not have the same qualities I liked about them from when I first started using them. At first they sounded good for a long time and lasted (without breaking) a long time too. The newest batch I got all seem to break way too easily on strings 1, 2, and 3. Yes, they still sound good, but something has changed and now I find myself in search of another string.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great feel and tone!

                              By clint

                              from undisclosed

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                              Comments about 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                              Bought a couple sets of 9's for my strat, Love the way they feel and sound. Not too bright or too dark sounding, just adjust your amp's tone controls to your liking (I decreased the bass a couple notches). Will be trying the 10's on the Les Paul and see if the results are similar.

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