Dean Markley Nickel Steel Electric Guitar Strings
They are the foundation of true electric guitar legends.
2501 Extra Light 8-38 .008 .011 .014 .022 .030 .038
2502 Light 9-42 .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042
2503 Regular 10-46 .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
2504 Lt top/Hvy bottom 10-52 .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .052
2505 Medium 11-52 .011.013 .018 .030 .042 .052
.020w Includes wound 3rd string
2506 Jazz 12-54 .012 .015 .026w.034 .044 .054 Wound 3rd string
2508 Custom Light 9-46 .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046
Nickel Steel strings are the first electric guitar strings Dean Markley ever made, and they are still making them. It's hard to argue with success. Nickel Steels have been a best selling guitar string for years, because they let players express themselves so eloquently. Nickel steel windings have always been the backbone of the electric guitar sound, due to their magnetic characteristics (personality) and the effect they have on electric guitar pickups.
Markleys are precision made with 8% pure nickel plated steel wrap, hand wound over a tinned inner hex core wire. This results in an easy playing string with high output and great durability. The core to cover ratio has been optimized for easy bending, with full tone. Better by design! That's why Dean Markley strings hold their tone and character longer than most other strings, and why they're the best nickel plated steel string you can get. Once you try them you'll know Dean Markleys are tried and true tradition that makes so much sense, you wonder how you ever got along without them.
One great string design, available in eight gauge options, including sets with a wound third string. You can custom tailor your sound to the type of music you want to play. No wonder they have been so popular. One has to be right for you.
Wound Third String: If you are looking for a string set with a wound third string, take a look at the 2505's and 2506's. They feel firm and positive under your fingers, and have a very rich and pleasing tone. They are perfect for Jazz chord melodies and solos.
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