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Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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Dean Markley2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Opinion (for what it's worth) Dean Markley Blue Steel CL 2554

Great attack. Very bright. Stretch out and settle quickly. Long lasting.
Have been using these for around 10 years and find them very consistent. I have tried others as they come...Read complete review

Great attack. Very bright. Stretch out and settle quickly. Long lasting.
Have been using these for around 10 years and find them very consistent. I have tried others as they come out, and always go back to these as my standard. Lots of my musician friends like em too.
Great attack. Very bright. Stretch out and settle quickly. Long lasting.
Have been using these for around 10 years and find them very consistent. I have tried others as they come out, and always go back to these as my standard. Lots of my musician friends like em too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good strings, bad delivery from MF

I have been buying these strings from MF for six years now. But no more. These took over a week to get to me. I thought I ordered in time for a weekend...Read complete review

I have been buying these strings from MF for six years now. But no more. These took over a week to get to me. I thought I ordered in time for a weekend thing I had. it would take up to ten day. MF said that because they were less than 1 lb. MF uses UPSMI for a round about delivery path. Needless to say I am disappointed in MF and their delivery choices.

BTW, I do like these strings.

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2.0

good strings, bad delivery from MF

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from reconfiguring, FL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    I have been buying these strings from MF for six years now. But no more. These took over a week to get to me. I thought I ordered in time for a weekend thing I had. it would take up to ten day. MF said that because they were less than 1 lb. MF uses UPSMI for a round about delivery path. Needless to say I am disappointed in MF and their delivery choices.

    BTW, I do like these strings.

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    5.0

    poor packaging

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    from missoula, MT

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        I have used these strings since they were introduced, and prefer them to all other strings I have used in my 45 years of playing professionally.
        However, the new "green" packaging is terrible! From string damage(bends & kinks) to string identification, it is a very poor package. Dissappointed in DM....thought they were a classy company. Time for a change.

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        3.0

        Bad Packaging

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        from reconfiguring, FL

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

        • Packaging

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          whoever designed the packaging at Dean Markley should be fired. Or actually made to use the new packaging. One big knot of wire. I have been using these for about five years. Not sure there is another five years with these. Between the plating issue and now the packaging not having good feelings about Dean Markley any more.

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          3.0

          Love the strings but I hate the packagin

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          from Monterrey

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Package

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I love this strings, but now they come all the 6 strings coiled up in one big mess. You are supposed to identify which is which by 2 different colors at the bottom of the string and by the width of the string. Please save the environment some other way!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Strings for me for over 15 years

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            from South FL

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have used these strings exclusively since 1997.

                They have never let me down.

                I do not use any other strings.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Opinion (for what it's worth) Dean Markley Blue Steel CL 2554

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                from Circle Pines, MN

                Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                Great attack. Very bright. Stretch out and settle quickly. Long lasting.
                Have been using these for around 10 years and find them very consistent. I have tried others as they come out, and always go back to these as my standard. Lots of my musician friends like em too.
                Great attack. Very bright. Stretch out and settle quickly. Long lasting.
                Have been using these for around 10 years and find them very consistent. I have tried others as they come out, and always go back to these as my standard. Lots of my musician friends like em too.

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                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Worst Strings I've Ever Used

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                from Wisconsin

                Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                These strings were dead out of the pack. Guitar was plugged into a tuner, and I noticed that the 5th A string was way flat on the 12th fret. Put on another A string from a new pack, and the same thing happened, like the wounds were defective. The other strings were all over the place pitch wise. Never saw anything like this in 40 years of playing! I was adjusting the harmonics like a mad man. So, I finally cut them off and put a pack of my Ernie Ball .010's back on, reset my harmonics in a few minutes, and every problem solved! Back to playing in perfect tune and sounding incredible in comparison. Needless to say, the Blue Steel Custom Lights went in the garbage, and I ordered E.B. Slinky Hybrid's (9-46)! @Alex Lifeson--Switch back to Slinky's!!

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Strings I've ever used.

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                from Pennsylvania

                Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                I play on an ESP LTD M10 (Ordered it from here, too) and I needed to change the strings, the stock B string had a kink in it at the 6th fret that made it cut out, and I was indecided between GHS Boomers 9 1/2s and these. So I got both, and strung the GHS Low E string first, and instantly noticed it wasn't gonna work, it was gonna cut out and I'd have to restring it. So then I string these on it and I was instantly amazed. The only reason I knocked 1/2 a point off of the overall is that the High-E was way too thin for my liking, and I used the GHS Boomer's 9 1/2 E. The tone these strings give out is amazing, they're staying in tune fairly well for new strings that haven't been broken in for more than 5 mins, and my guitar's sound has NEVER been better.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Powerful...

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                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                For a few years now I've been pretty stuck on Ernie Ball slinkys, but after trying these strings I don't see any reason to go back. Not only do these strings have great punch, but they last a long long time. You get some GREAT attack with these guys. The difference between EB .09's and Blue Steel .09's is instantly noticeable. Buy 'em. Do it.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                very nice

                Comments about Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                These strings are just the ticket for my Les Paul. I have used Ernie Ball exclusively for the longest of times, but these strings are perfect for my needs. They are a little bit stiffer than the slinky, but that allowed me to use a lower action without the fret buzz. Don't get me wrong...I still love my Ernie Balls and use them on my Ibanez, but the Blue Steel is perfect if you are searching for a durable string that sounds great. They also last quite a while and lend themselves to bending very well.

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