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Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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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 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Long life (11)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (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

 

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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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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    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.

       
      5.0

      Great Quality Free delivery !

      By Randy

      from Grove City

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      Comments about 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      The Best brand of light Gage strings 9-42 I have ever used ! you can tell the difference just putting them on the guitar before you play it , Fast free delivery from Musicians friend a winning combination !

       
      5.0

      Top quality Strings !

      By Randy

      from Grove City

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

      Top quality strings ! You can feel the difference as you are putting them on the guitar well worth trying these settings are a step above the rest !

       
      5.0

      Blue Steel purchase

      By Ricky

      from Bettendorf Iowa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        I have used Blue Steel strings for 20+ years and I will never change.

         
        5.0

        Great Strings

        By Believers Guitar Guy

        from Suffolk, VA

        About Me Experienced

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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 was tired of my old Ernie Ball strings breaking, so after a little research, I decided to go with the Dean Markley Blue Steels. I have been using these strings for a few years now with no issues and a great tone.

             
            4.0

            Fabtactic Strings

            By RobertJ

            from Miami

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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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great strings

              By Skarski

              from Elberton, Georgia

              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.

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