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Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings

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Gauges 45-65-80-105.It's simply amazing what a little -320 liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. Put set of Dean Markley Blue Steel strings on y...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great tone and extended life!

Gauges 45-65-80-105.

It's simply amazing what a little -320 liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. Put set of Dean Markley Blue Steel strings on your bass and hear what all the excitement is about. Twice the tone and twice the life.


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Dean Markley2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings

These are the strings recommended by Jack Casady, the master of tonality. Pay attention. These are the standard recommended strings for the Casady Signature Bass (which itself is a masterpiece in tone)....Read complete review

These are the strings recommended by Jack Casady, the master of tonality. Pay attention. These are the standard recommended strings for the Casady Signature Bass (which itself is a masterpiece in tone). At one time he made the claim that he strings all his basses with these. I can only agree. They are very sensitive, and therefore personal results will vary. But it is that awesome sensitivity that allows for tonal control. Their responsiveness is awesome. Lively, deep and bright. With proper adjustment they will punch with the best. But then again, these may be the very best there is. Chordal tones are exquisite.
Pretty smooth for round wounds. Deep, punchy and bright. Able to produce beautiful bass chords.
I've used them exclusively on my basses for over ten years. Only broke one. They seem to hold their tone for a long, long time.
Great Strings

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just...OK

Having played with quite a few strings, i have realized that there are only a couple of really great strings! The best probably being elixir's "nanoweb," and the other being dean...Read complete review

Having played with quite a few strings, i have realized that there are only a couple of really great strings! The best probably being elixir's "nanoweb," and the other being dean markley's "blue steel." I would recommend to anyone wanting a GREAT, long-lasting set of strings to go with elixir. But if you don't have enough money to do so, blue steel offers good sounding strings that don't out-last elixir but will out-last almost any other set of strings.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow!

By luke

from us

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Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

These are the loudest,brightest,long lasting strings I've ever used.Once they're in tune ,that's it,they won't go out.I bought these when they first came out in the 80's,and I still love 'em.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Tuna27

from Connecticut

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Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

These are the strings recommended by Jack Casady, the master of tonality. Pay attention. These are the standard recommended strings for the Casady Signature Bass (which itself is a masterpiece in tone). At one time he made the claim that he strings all his basses with these. I can only agree. They are very sensitive, and therefore personal results will vary. But it is that awesome sensitivity that allows for tonal control. Their responsiveness is awesome. Lively, deep and bright. With proper adjustment they will punch with the best. But then again, these may be the very best there is. Chordal tones are exquisite.
Pretty smooth for round wounds. Deep, punchy and bright. Able to produce beautiful bass chords.
I've used them exclusively on my basses for over ten years. Only broke one. They seem to hold their tone for a long, long time.
Great Strings

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Strings!

By Paul Muller

from Alexandria, VA

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Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

These are great! Tried 'em based on reviews here at Musician's Friend, and wasn't disappointed. Put them on my 1976 Ric 4001, and the sound is fantastic. As an added bonus, they're much easier on the fingers than equally bright-sounding strings from other manufacturers, which (seems, anyway) to have translated into some faster, easier playing with a whole lot less unwanted noise. From my perspective, they're giving me the advantages of flat-wounds, without the cost in tone. Love 'em!
They sound great. I can't yet comment on the claim of longer life, as I've only been using them for about 5-6 weeks now...
Good price, right in line with many other quality strings.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Consistent Quality, Great Tone

By Austin Ken

from Austin, Tx

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

      I've been playing bass for over 40 years, and using Blue Steels for almost half that time. Early on, I used Rotosounds (expensive), D'Addario (short life), and Ernie Ball (inconsistent...had dead strings out of the package).

      I typically go for a bright and grinding tone (think Chris Squire, dUg Pinnick), and probably change bass strings more in a year than some players do in a life time (typically every other show). I've gone through hundreds of sets and never had a problem with Blue Steels. And now, they're packing them in a moisture proof barrier (way to go).

      For the money, I haven't found a better bass string. I just wish it was possible to order singles (I usually kill the low E before the other strings).

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE these strings!!!

      By toekneesee

      from Maine

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Musician Approved
      • Road Tested

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All Styles Of Music
      • Concerts

      Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

      I have used the strings for the last 20 or so years, being a performing bass player. I've tried others but ALWAYS end up coming back to the Dean Markley Blue Steels. I even use them for my guitars (both electric and acoustic). The current set I have on my 4 string bass have been on for about 2.5 yrs. and STILL sound great. Granted, they don't (nor could) sound like a brand new set but these are the ONLY strings I've encountered that retain their sound longer than any other bass strings I've tried.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dean markley Blue Steel bass strings 45-105 gauge

      By Darkstorm-_Iasz

      from texas

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      Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

      I used to use blue steels as nice change of pace from rotosund swing 66. Back then the Blue Steels had blue silk wrap instead of white. Lately Ive wanted a change of pace for strings again and decided to retry these for that. Glad I did. They still have the crack of thunder lows I loved them for back then. And I think better treble response then they had back then. They was really really trebly bright initially new out of the box, so getting them broken in was a basic goal back then when useing them. The set I put on my bass a few hrs ago doesnt have that problem. Yes they have more treble top then rotosounds, but not the excessive amount I remember for initial brand new out of box. Very nice tonal balance with just a slight roll off of treble control for new string sound. The blue steels are an excellent choice for anyone wanting an aggressive authoritative bass voice imo. I'll prob put one of the guitar sets on one of my 6 stringers tommorrow since I bought both bass and guitar sets.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great strings!

      By Flex

      from Houston, Tx

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

        Nice and punchy sound.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I only use these strings.

        By RR Diesel Team

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Rock

          Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

          I've been playing bass for over 35 years and started using Blue Steel bass strings around 25 years ago. I have tried other strings (Rotosound, GHS Boomers and a few others) but nothing compares to the feel, sound and quality of these. Once I started using these I never went back to other brands. I have played Ricks and Fenders for the most part also a Thunderbird for awhile. They were perfect on all of these basses. I should add I never broke a Blue Steel string. I love the "zing and zang" that you get from these strings. That's the best way to describe the sound. Give them a try. If I could be endorsed by any company it would be this one because I'm proud to be an avid user of this product.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great bass string

          By dan

          from wisconsin

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

            replaced bass strings two years ago and they are still bright and piano sounding

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best strings I have ever played

            By sboyd177

            from NC

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

              I'm going to keep it simple. These are the best strings I have ever used. I put these on my 90's G&L SB-1 p-bass and it came alive like never before. Love these strings

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              perfect 10

              By BassHead420

              from Undisclosed

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              Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

              I have tried just about every string out there except the elixers because they are just too much for my budget and I have to say that the blue steels are the best. I use the 5-string mediums but they are not listed and I get a good solid tone for months before they start to sound dull. I dont know if I would recomend them for anyone who doesnt use a lot of tone but I push my low-mids and and get just about the heaviest bark out of my stingray than I have ever been able to produce with any other strings. These strings ROCK!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              the Chosen One

              By Fender 50

              from Dallas Texas

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              Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

              I've used these since they came and they've actually gotten cheaper over the years. Just a great string for any kind of music. I've used them on active and passive basses.

               
              5.0

              Great Strings

              By Scotty Scott

              from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                Bright, consistent, punchy and just an over all nice tone. My bass almost sounds like a resonant piano. That is a good thing by the way. Hehe.
                15 buxtons for a set of bass strings is a pretty foxy deal.
                Bass: Dean mahogany 4 string.

                 
                4.0

                Good strinfs

                By Luckymdw

                from Charleston SC

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                    Good strings

                     
                    5.0

                    Great value. Good sound.

                    By Dan

                    from Salisbury, Maryland

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                      They sound great. And the break-in time is short.

                       
                      5.0

                      Growly and Musical

                      By Gil

                      from Texas

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                          I have been using these strings now for the last 17 years. I have tried many different types but these just have the perfect tone for me. I can get growly tones while still hearing a musical ring on each string. I have tried Ernie Ball, D'Addario, SIT Strings, Elixer and others which all sound good, but there is just something added to these string that make them perfect for me plus they also are very long lasting. YMMV.

                           
                          5.0

                          I love these strings

                          By Pete bass

                          from Hertford UK

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                            recommended for the jack casaday bass and they are the best suited ones ive found

                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            "Blue Steel Feels like a rubber band"

                            By Goldenwarrior70

                            from Charlotte N.C.

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Pretty Blue Nylon

                            Cons

                            • Not Consistent
                            • The Feel Is Like A Rubber

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                            I will Never use any other string.... Rotosounds Forever!!!

                             
                            5.0

                            Great strings

                            By Bass player 1

                            from Spring Grove, IL

                            Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                            I do not understand why more stores do not carry these! They are the best sounding, easy playing, and longest lasting strings I have found in my 20 years of playing!

                             
                            5.0

                            Bright and Tight

                            By the reviewer

                            from california

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                            Comments about Dean Markley 2674 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Light Bass Strings:

                            I have been using these strings for over 10 years. I have never had one unwind or gotton a bad set. The other reviewer must of had a bad day.These strings are fast twangy and generaly last longer than most sets out there. Worth every penny.

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