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Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings  

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Great tone and extended life!

That's right, this is the one everyone's been talking about. It's simply amazing what a little -320° liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. If I were you, I'd put on a set and see what all the noise is about. Twice the tone and twice the life.

Comes with two G strings: .20 wound and .18 plain.


Order a set and discover the difference!

 

2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings Specifications:

  • Gauges: 11-13-20w/18p-30-42-52
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Dean Markley2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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      5.0

      An excellent choice

      By Little Willie

      from Central Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

          I used to use Fender bullets for the relative ease of string changes in the tremelo bridges, but I was always losing B and E strings. So I switched over to these and never went back.

          The tone lasts and lasts on these strings, they're easy on the fingers, and a good price. When I tried the set with the wound G I knew I'd found the only strings I'd ever use again - whether in a cheap knock off, an inexpensive Ibanez, or my Godin, these strings are champs.

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          5.0

          Great for a Bigsby

          By canyunman

          from lewiston, Id.

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

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              Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

              When I first got my epiphone es355 it had a brand new set of 10s just put on by the previous owner. It was hard to tune up and would go out of tune immediately when the bigsby was used. I was very disappointed. I noticed the blue steel set with the extra wound G (mediums). Ordered them and put them on...using the wound G.
              Wow! Tuned up beautifully, and Stayed in tune wonderful when using the bigsby! Its a year later and I'm putting on another set... even though the first set isn't real bad. I'm sold!

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              4.0

              Blue Steel

              By benpal

              from Tucson

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

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                  Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I thought these were great strings. They really seemed to resist breakage and corrosion. And you gotta love the name...

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_qI9fu8sZQ

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                  5.0

                  Been using Blue Steel strings for years

                  By Eric

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

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                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    When I started playing in my teens, I tried GHS & DR strings but kept snapping strings in the area that I picked. Then in my late teens I decided to give Dean Markley Blue Steels a try after I saw the good luck a bandmate was having with them. I'm 35 and have yet to snap a Dean Markley Blue Steel string. They're durable, hold tune very well, have consistent intonation from string set to string set, keep their brightness longer than regular strings, and have good tone.

                    And don't get me wrong, I do try different strings from time to time, but I keep gong back to the Blue Steels.

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                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Little Willie

                    from Central Illinois

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These really are my personal favorites as far as guitar strings go. I switched to these from Fender bullets years ago and have never considered going back. They sound great, they hold tuning, and they last and last and last. This set is my particular favorite because of the wound G string - I find it more comfortable to play the wound string. I see from the reviews that a lot of folks use these from fifferent tunings, but I like them fine for standard E tuning too.

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                    4.0

                    Good, but not the best.

                    By Dylan Beckerman

                    from Arlington, TX

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Overall, this was a decent set of strings to play. They were good while they lasted, but by the time I replaced them (seven or eight months) they sounded and felt kind of flat. Dean Markley is a good company, and they know what they're doing, but Ernie Ball strings are way better.
                    These strings are really almost exactly the same as normal strings. I noticed no difference from the "cryogenic" part, other than that they last longer; mine lasted about 7 or 8 months before the G snapped, and that's a long time for how much I play. They sound decent, and they feel pretty good, but they're not phenomenal.
                    Good quality, but they buzz SO MUCH I had to mess with them at the bridge so much to make them stop, and even then it only worked for about five minutes. When I replaced them with a set of Ernie Ball RPS Power Slinkies, the buzz stopped, so it wasn't the guitar.
                    Good strings for the price, but go with a set of Ernie Ball strings, they're a bit cheaper and they sound and feel way better.

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                    5.0

                    Blue Steel 2562

                    By Perry Stanley

                    from Twin Cities

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    Markley Blue Steel 2562 strings are not just for dropped tunings; I've played them in standard tuning, with excellent results, for years. Personally, I dislike the sound of plain unwound G strings, and on many of my vintage guitars, the combo bridge/tailpieces (ala Gibson and Epiphone) are compensated for wound G. If you have a newer guitar with a bridge/stop tailpiece combo, it may require an unwound G to intonate properly. However, the 2562 set comes with both plain (.018) and wound (.020) G's, so you're covered either way.

                    Blue Steels are great-sounding and long-lasting, and I rarely break them, even with frequent tremolo use. I use them on all of my dozen+ electric guitars. They cost a bit more, but in my experience they are well worth it.

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                    5.0

                    Blue Steel is the best

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    A fellow co-worker who is a active bar musician turned me on to these about a year ago. I bought these strings put them on and I'm hooked. Blue Steel really keeps a great sound while others fail. I play a LP Custom and I play 1 step down and sometimes 1 1/2 steps down and they sound great. Bottom line is that i will continue to buy these strings until they stop making them!

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                    5.0

                    Best strings for the price!

                    By SlayerEraser

                    from Rialto, CA

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I have tried out many strings in the past, and I can't say I will desire anything else other than Dean Markley's Blue Steel Strings. They are extremely bright, and sound metallic and fresh for a long time before you have to change them. They do indeed last longer than D'Addario's, DR's, Dunlops, and certainly, much longer than that mediocre company Ernie Ball.These certainly can take a beating, and for a guage that is .11-.52, they are perfect for standard D or Eb tunings. If you want strings that are everlasting and sound great, Blue Steel is made for you!

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                    5.0

                    The Only

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I play some really heavy hard hitting riffs in my music along with alot of mutes and these strings kick through all of it. They last a long time without losing any sound. I've gone almost a year before on just one set of strings. Buy these.

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