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Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings   

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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 w...Read More

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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.

Great tone and extended life!


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2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings

  • Gauges: 11-13-20w/18p-30-42-52
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Dean Markley2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Cold Strings are HOT!!!

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from Monument Valley, Utah

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Everyone has their favorite strings but most guitarists have only tried a few different brands before deciding. I have long ago settled first on coated strings, they generally last longer and feel better, and of these I have found the Dean Markley Blue Steel to be the best for the money. Good sounding and long lasting (and probably the cheapest). What more could you want?

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    5.0

    Found my string

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    from Winston-Salem, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

    • Can't Find '11s Locally

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    Played guitar for 9 years. Have always picked and fretted with excessive force. My hands sweat and ruin strings. I've tried many strings, Elixrs were the best but too expensive, DR, D'addario, Ernie Ball, RotoSound....nothing felt like home. Somebody told me about these strings, I bought two packs of 12s and fell in love. Unlike the coated strings (Elixr) these are super-cooled so that the molecules lock together tighter. They stay in tune better than any strings I've played. These strings can take a beating. The tone is great for 4 or 5 weeks and it still sounds decent 2-3 months later. They are cheaper than most strings so you're crazy not to try them.

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    5.0

    Nice.

    By 

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong
    • Well Priced

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Very well built and packaged strings. The very ends of the wound strings are left plain, so they fit through tuning pegs much easier. These are on my Schecter Stargazer w/ bigsby vibrato tuned to c standard, and they work great. My only quip is that my package did not include two g strings; I only got a plain 18 gauge string for the G string. I already have some 22w Ernie Ball strings that I used instead.

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        5.0

        Great strings ...for over 20 years

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        from St.Loius, MO.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Great Tone And Long Lasti
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          Blue Steel Strings are awesome. I have used them exclusively since 1993. A string that can handle the day to day demands of constant daily playing and performing. They last twice as long. Great strings. Use them on vintage 1975 LP Standard , 2005 LP Standard , Heritage H150CM, and Zematis GZ2700. Blue Steel strings make a great guitar sound better!! IMO best strings for an electric guitar!

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          5.0

          An excellent choice

          By 

          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

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              from lewiston, Id.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  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

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                  from Tucson

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      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 

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                        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 

                        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 

                        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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