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Dean Markley 2556 Blue Steel Electric Guitar Strings - .010-.046 Regular Reviews

4.5 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • from Pine Grove Pa February 15, 2017Music Background:
    Gigging lead/rythym guitarist since the 70's.

    My top choice for strings

    I've been using Blue Steel 10's for over 6 years now and I'm very pleased with the performance. They give me great tone on my 71 LP Deluxe, stay in tune great, and last a long time. I tend to gig twice a month, with weekly rehearsals and our band plays a mix of classic rock, southern rock, and country. Everything from Billy Idol to Lynryd Skynyrd to Johnny Cash and Luke Bryant. I do most of the lead work so these strings get a workout. Sweetwater has been my "go to" equipment provider for over 6 years now and they are the best!

  • from Pine Grove, Pa January 9, 2015Music Background:
    40+ years experience, lead and rythym guitar.

    Great strings at a great price

    Having played for 40+ years, I've tried practically every string out there. Gibson, Fender, D'Addario, Ernie Ball, etc. The Blue Steel are without a doubt my new "go to" strings. They deliver great tone on my 71 LP and on my Schecter Tempest. They last forever and stay in tune very well.
    As mentioned, I have tried many other and more expensive brands and they haven't pushed the Blue Steels out of the picture. They don't get much attention with all the "new" "high tech" (and MUCH higher priced!) strings. It's enough to make any guitarist go mad, even though we're all GAS'ers at heart.
    I use the tens and they work great for me. Don't see any reason to stop using them and I recommend giving them a try.

  • from Buffalo, NY August 21, 2013Music Background:
    Home guitarist

    Fantastic strings!

    I'm blown away by these strings, they are lasting longer than any other strings I've used. They stay in tune longer as well, even with solid bending. I've used them for weeks now and there's no visible wear or deterioration.

  • from 04collins@comcast.net June 13, 2013Music Background:
    30+ year guitar veteran, pro level, music instructor

    Best Stings I have Used

    People's opinions about guitar strings are like so many things in life; there seem to be 2 sets of opinions: # 1. Some people tend to stay loyal to different brands for different reasons because they have tried so many & value trial & error

    # 2: . There are people like my brother in law, a loyall chevy lover & Ford hater. I asked him one day what was his bad experience with a Ford. "None" he replied, "I've nver owned one".

    Well, my guitar string experience is like # 1 listed above. I have tried many strings over my 30+ years of playing. I was loyal to Ernie Ball for a while, then to GHS & then D'Addario. all the while trying other brands in between. My conclusion is that these Dean markley Blue Steel strings are the best strings I've ever used. They sound great, last long, & I've never had one break (come to think of it the only string I ever had brerak on me during a gig was D'Addario. I broke several of those on different occassions). I teach guitar now & I use these strings (electric & acoustic) because of the value. they don't break the bank & I don't have to change them very often. I really like these strings, they are the best value I have ever found.

  • from Herman, NE October 5, 2012Music Background:
    I feel I consider myself a hack but a lot are saying I am doing good.

    Last Forever

    I am blown away by how long these strings last. I play between 1-6 hours a day and the only reason I changed them after 2 months, that's right, 2 months, was because I changed some electronics to include a blend pot and put in an SH-13 Seymour Duncan. Jobs like that are a lot easier without strings on. I kept the old set in case I break a string. I haven't broken a string yet from either set and I do a LOT of bends. I can honestly say I will probably stay with these on my Omen-6 for the life of the guitar.

  • from Skamokawa, Wa July 9, 2013Music Background:
    Full time/long time professional musician, live sound engineer

    Great Strings!

    I have been a professional musician for over 40 years, and have used just about every brand of string out there. Dean Markley Blue Steel strings are always very consistant out of the package, and seem to last quite a bit longer than most other brands. I change my strings very often, but with the Blue Steels I can often get 5 or 6 shows before they start to loose that crisp tight sound. Other brands I have tried start going dead 1/2 way through a show. It also matters who you get your strings from. Some companies buy in such a huge quantity so they can get a price break. Nothing wrong with that per se, but if they don't sell those strings fast enough, they can start to go bad in the package. I have recieved "brand new" strings from a company that claims to be my "friend" that were so old they were tarnished right out of the package. Never had that problem with Sweetwater!

  • from Gainesville, Florida April 2, 2015Music Background:
    Ever struggling ....

    Like them but prefer the old Markleys

    I tried a LOT of strings on my 2005 American Strat and finally settled on Dean Markley 1973s (Yellow package) simply because of tone. Over a course of six months I relocated and didn't play much, so the first thing I did in my new home was change strings. I had five sets of Narkleys yellow packs to choose from, but each one was corroded! So, off to our local, small Guitar Center but all they had were Blue Steels. I bought a pack, put them on and liked them a lot, but not as much as the older strings. Apparently the older strings are no longer being made; too bad. They were, IMHO, a GREAT string. The Blue Steel's are a little more "chimey" than the old strings, but I really don't want to redo my years-long string hunt. So Blue Steel it is. The older Markleys didn't work at all on my LP Studio; maybe the Blue Steels will.

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