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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 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

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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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

        (1 of 1 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.

          (1 of 1 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.

            (1 of 1 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

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              "Blue Steel Feels like a rubber band"

              By Goldenwarrior70

              from Charlotte N.C.

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              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!!!

              (1 of 1 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 2 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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Consistent Quality, Great Tone

                By Ken C

                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 3 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.

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