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Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings 

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Great tone and extended life!

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

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 Markley2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Long life (15)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Well built / quality (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and bright,christal, and chimey sounding!!

Overall I love these strings, they suite my style greatly and they sound so good through my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and Fender Blues Junior!
These strings are number 1 in my...Read complete review

Overall I love these strings, they suite my style greatly and they sound so good through my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and Fender Blues Junior!
These strings are number 1 in my arsenal of strings because to me, i enjoy the brightness that these strings offer! they get me the nice twangy, chimey crystal clear bright tone and sound and each note i hit with these strings really pronounces so greatly! i only set my hot rod deville's drive barely on 2 and i get a nice rich gritty sound and when i strum at the tip of the neck like Kieth Richards does, i get that nice bell like chime perfectly. One thing to note with these is, in order to keep that nice rich flavor to them, you gotta use string cleaning oil such as fastfret or dunlop string cleaner, you cant let the grease from your fingers sit on these after gigs or long times of play because it will dead end the tone greatly. but all in all these strings are great, they are my number 1 brand strings i like to use!
One thing to note is you have to keep up on making sure you clean these strings right after you play because if grease from your fingers is left on them it will greatly dead end the tone.
Not a bad value just wish they were less but they are worth it though.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Perhaps I got a bad set

I picked up a set of these (.009 - .046) as part of a deal-sweetener and though I'd give them a go. They sound great, but I have busted three strings in the...Read complete review

I picked up a set of these (.009 - .046) as part of a deal-sweetener and though I'd give them a go. They sound great, but I have busted three strings in the last three weeks (high-E, B and D) - that's as many as I normally break in a year - and each time it's been while playing live. I don't go in for Pete Townsend windmilling or anything like that so I'm not super-impressed. Liquid nitrogen may help the molecular alignment in the steel a bit but I'm wondering if it doesn't make things a bit more brittle as well - perhaps put a few microfractures in the structure. As I said, perhaps I got a bad set, but I don't think I'll be getting them again, especially thi site's current deal on the D'Addarios.

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5.0

Dedicated

By Mike

from NC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

    Tried many different strings over 40 yrs, been using Blue Steel since they came out, see no reason to stop

     
    5.0

    Best strings ever!

    By Katwoman Rocks

    from Tulsa, Ok

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Jammin' with friends
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

      After spending several years trying to find the right strings for the right tone, a friend of mine tossed me a set of Regulars and said, "Here, try THESE on for size." I never went back to anything else. I have used these exclusively for many years on ALL my Gibson Les Paul guitars. I love the deep, meaty tone I get. I switch back and forth between the 2556 & the 2562 sets. I've never had any problems with them staying in tune, or breaking. And they last a ridiculously long time. I absolutely LOVE these strings and I hope Dean Markley keeps making them forever!

       
      5.0

      Hi. Very happy with my purchase. Great product. Great price.

      By Cristo

      from Atwater, Ca

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        Thanks to a local salesperson who turned me on to these strings.

         
        5.0

        I keep using them

        By Mark

        from Kirkland, WA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

            Full tone, long life strings at a very reasonable price... I'm afraid to try anything else. I have and been disappointed, so back to what I know works..

             
            4.0

            I will buy these strings again.

            By best deal for the buck

            from Iowa

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            Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

            I like the sound and life I get from these strings! Price of the strings is acceptable also.

             
            5.0

            These will be bought again when I need new strings.

            By Johnny

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

            Sounds awesome, and they stay in tune. Best strings on the market.

             
            5.0

            Only strings I'll buy for electric guitar

            By Jim

            from Bonney Lake, WA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

              Best strings I can find for the price. Used them for decades. Nothing even comes close to durability, tone, and intonation.

               
              5.0

              Great strings

              By JC

              from Streamwood, IL

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gigs
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                I've used the Blue Steel strings for a few years and they seem to last longer than other brands. The Regular set (10-46) is perfect for my Les Paul Deluxe, which is actually a version of the Studio series. I use the Light (9-42) set with other guitars (an older LP Deluxe with lower frets and a Strat) and the slightly heavier gauge gives me better tone. Chords really ring out and single notes are more robust.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THESES STRING'S ARE THE BEST

                By ben garza

                from seguin tx

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR ABOUT 100 YRS AND NEVER TRIED SOME DIFFERNT STRINGS MAN WHAT A CHANGE IN TONE,FEEL,AND LONG LIFE, REALLY GREAT WOULDN'T CHANGE FOR ANOTHER 100

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best!

                  By Robbie

                  from London, KY

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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                  Comments about Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I have used Dean Markley Blue Steel strings for about 10 years now. I wouldn't even consider using another string.

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