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  • Deryck Whibley - Sum 41

    Deryck Whibley - Sum 41

    "I like my strings like I like my women.  Long, thin, and flexible"

  • Angus Young - AC/DC

    Angus Young - AC/DC

    "I just go where the guitar takes me."

  • Alan Robert - Life of Agony

    Alan Robert - Life of Agony

    "I've been playin' Dean Markley Blue Steels for over two decades and have never, ever broken a string."

  • Dylan Rose - Archer

    Dylan Rose - Archer

    "Dean Markley Blue Steels deliver the punch and attack I need to balance out the deeper richness of Les Pauls while retaining plenty of warmth. They have a great even feel to them and are the perfect match to the rest of my setup. I love these strings!"

  • Tully Kennedy - Jason Aldean Band

    Tully Kennedy - Jason Aldean Band

    " Live on stage or in the studio, it doesn't matter. The only strings my fingers touch are Dean Markley Nickel Plated Blue Steel. The best string , the only string for me. There is no other. Period."

  • Jeff Hyde - Eric Church Band

    Jeff Hyde - Eric Church Band

    "I play banjo and mandolin often. And when I do, I prefer Dean Markley strings."

  • Mike Inez - Alice In Chains

    Mike Inez - Alice In Chains

    "Strings are the most personal part of the guitar. They're the one thing bridging the skin and wood. For someone who travels around the world making racket for a living, that's important s**t!"

  • Nadja Peulen - Coal Chamber

    Nadja Peulen - Coal Chamber

    "Dean Markley’s Blue Steel bass strings have been a staple to my low end stage shaking bass tone since 1999. As a finger style player my heavy gauge strings give me a rich rounded tone with yet clarity and punch."


  • Craig Chaquico

    Craig Chaquico

    "I play Dean Markley strings because I like the way they feel right when they come out of the package. They feel like someone has paid attention to this product."

  • Lita Ford

    Lita Ford

    "My Dean Markley Strings offer a nice blend of lighter gauge to heavier gauge so I can bend and stretch those high notes to the extreme. The lower gauge strings are a bit heavier, to keep the chug of my guitar thick and beefy. The best of both worlds,"

  • Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein

    Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein

    "I Play Dean Markley because of the tone and the extreme beating they take without breaking."

  • Brian Grilli

    Brian Grilli

    "I love my Dean Markley strings. They make every one of my guitars sound so good!"

  • Josh James - Stick To Your Guns

    Josh James - Stick To Your Guns

    "My search for durable strings stopped when I found Dean Markley's Blue Steel. I give them a violent beating every night but they just take it and keep sounding great. Plus, it's pretty cool to say your strings are cryogenically frozen with liquid nitrogen."

  • Zach Johnson - The Ghost Inside

    Zach Johnson - The Ghost Inside

    "I've tried multiple different brands of strings to find the right tone for our different and low tuned songs. The blue steels have turned into the only string I'll put on my guitar, their brightness and long lifespan are worlds better than any others."

  • Toby Keith

    Toby Keith

    "The Dean Markley Helix strings give me that great warmth that I need night after night."

  • Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw

    "I've been playing Dean Markley Blue Steels my entire career and wouldn't have it any other way."

  • Paul Bushnell - Tim McGraw

    Paul Bushnell - Tim McGraw

    "You name em, I've tried em!!......From boiling strings in vinegar water(...back in the day), to try to get an extra gig or two out of them, to now being an endorsee of the Best String Company In The World, I've seen a lot of bass strings come and go, and tried them all!! Hands down, I found my home with Dean Markley.  Rich tone that's not too brittle up top. Tapered B string to help action and intonation. My passive Fender Jazz 5 string with my Dean Markley SR2000 mediums.....Fat!! Full!! Tone central!! Music to my ears!!"

  • Gary Moore

    Gary Moore

    "I’ve used these strings the longest of any strings and they have never let me down."

  • Malina Moye

    Malina Moye

    "I love playing Dean Markley strings. They retain tone, sustain, and have a bold fearless punch"

  • Kurt Cobain - Nirvana

    Kurt Cobain - Nirvana

    "I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not"

  • Orianthi


    "It's so great to be working with the wonderful people at Dean Markley. I rely on helix strings because they keep their brightness show after show" 

  • Phoenix - Linkin Park

    Phoenix - Linkin Park

    "I've been playing Blue Steels my entire career and wouldn't play anything else"

  • Kaleo Wassman - Pepper

    Kaleo Wassman - Pepper

    " The best thing about being a musician is searching for new sounds and melting it with the sounds you know and love already,  creating your very own tone. With the Helix series I feel closer then ever before to getting my best sounds yet."

  • Bret Michaels - Poison

    Bret Michaels - Poison

    "Dean Markley, thanks for 26 awesome years of support! Whether its in the studio or on stage Dean Markley strings are the only strings that can connect me to my fans, and my guitars to me"

  • KK Downing - Judas Priest

    KK Downing - Judas Priest

    "I use Dean Markley strings. They stay in tune perfectly even when you give the whammy bar hell."

  • Mike Longworth - Prong

    Mike Longworth - Prong

    "I can have the best gear in the world, but if i don't start with Dean Markley strings, my sound just isn't complete"

  • Brad Gillis - Night Ranger

    Brad Gillis - Night Ranger

    "80+ shows this year and no broken strings!!! With all my whammy bar antics and using metal picks, Dean Markley strings stayed bright and in tune..."

  • Nick Wheeler - The All-American Rejects

    Nick Wheeler - The All-American Rejects

    "I can always count on Dean Markley strings to deliver the tone I need in the studio or live, anywhere around the world."

  • Edi Roque

    Edi Roque

    "The right tone starts with your hands... And Dean Markley strings."

  • Alex Lifeson - Rush

    Alex Lifeson - Rush

    "Just when I thought my strings couldn't get better, along come the new generation Helix strings from Dean Markley.  In every way, they are an improvement on an already solid platform.  They feel great to play, remain crisp and bright longer and have a tonality that rings true.  I use them exclusively on all of my electrics."

  • Shaun Morgan - Seether

    Shaun Morgan - Seether

    "We only play nothing but the best. Blue Steel baby!"

  • Nikki Sixx - Sixx:A.M.

    Nikki Sixx - Sixx:A.M.

    “No other string in the world delivers the tone, performance, and bite, night after night like my Dean Markley Helix bass strings.”

  • Dave Amato - REO Speedwagon

    Dave Amato - REO Speedwagon

    "HELIX...The ultimate HOT RODDED strings. They allow my fingers to slide with ease, without any sting noise."

  • Brian Yale - Matchbox Twenty

    Brian Yale - Matchbox Twenty

    "Other people make strings?"

  • Jeff Hughell - Six Feet Under

    Jeff Hughell - Six Feet Under

    "The most important part of tone is your fingers, second is strings and I only trust Dean Markley for that!"

  • Jay Wud

    Jay Wud

    "From bending strings, vibrato to singing notes and ultimate tone wizardry, I only use Helix from Dean Markley. Can't be happier to have that quality day in and out whether it's live or in the studio."

  • John 5 - Rob Zombie

    John 5 - Rob Zombie

    "With Dean Markley strings, I feel confident knowing I can do anything on my guitar."

  • Piggy D - Rob Zombie

    Piggy D - Rob Zombie

    "I only sleep in the finest of coffins, and I only rock with the finest of strings"