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Dean Markley Electric Bass SR2000 Super 6 String Will Lee, .027 - .127, 2698

Dean Markley Electric Bass SR2000 Super 6 String Will Lee, .027 - .127, 2698
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Dean Markley Electric Bass SR2000 Super 6 String Will Lee, .027 - .127, 26984yehmekApril 13, 2011These are good strings. I'll get that out there right away. The gauges are well matched, and give me a consistent volume and tone across the whole set. You could easily pay more and get worse. On my Carvin BB6, they are very bright and clear, and all but the low B have pronounced "zing" overtones in first and half positions, which I happen to like. Overall, the sound has that robust, ringing "piano string" body that we expect from stainless at high tension. If that's a sound you like, these strings will not disappoint. As for me...I bought these as an experiment, to replace the medium Carvin nickel strings I was using before. I was hoping for tonal evenness and slightly lighter gauges in the low end. In that respect, the experiment was a success, but a couple other things leave me thinking I might continue experimenting with other strings for a while. For one things, the strings feel pretty stiff. That's not unusual with stainless, but on this bass it tends to make the broad, rigid neck a bit harder to play well. Also, because this bass has stainless frets, the harder string material produces a lot of click, rattle, buzz, and bounce against the frets. Precise fingering and aggressive damping is required to keep things under control, especially when using a pick on the E and B strings. And I'd have to say that the sound I get from the piezo elements in the bridge is not too pleasant. Too many high-frequency overtones, and lots of string noise. With the nickel strings, the piezos added a nice bit of cluck and leading-transient punch, but I now tend to blend heavily in favor of the magnetics. Overall, I like these strings, but they don't fit into what I'm doing with my Carvin right now. I'd be interested in finding a string set these same gauges, but with a softer surface and a bit more flexibility.






1st C

Stainless Steel Super Wound



2nd G

Stainless Steel Super Wound



3rd D

Stainless Steel Super Wound



4th A

Stainless Steel Super Wound



5th E

Stainless Steel Super Wound



6th B

Stainless Steel Super Wound





"World renowned for their rich tones, long life and consistency from set to set, Dean Markley strings are the finest strings on the market today. Exacting attention to detail of manufacturing places Dean Markley strings at the leading edge of string technology. Today's top professionals rely on Dean Markley strings to deliver the brilliant, rich, full tones they need combined with an extremely long life. Dean Markley strings are always there when you need them. They deliver.

THE PLAIN STRINGS: Dean Markley strings feature specially made and plain strings which won't slip or unravel. To achieve this, we use a unique "triple-lock" twist to attach a special "tuned" bead to the finest Swedish Steel tinned mandolin wire available. This gives you a string which is brilliant, has an extremely long life and holds its tone much longer than other strings.

THE WOUND STRINGS: Because the core wire is the foundation of all wound strings, Dean Markley uses the highest quality Swedish Steel core wire available. Dean Markley wound strings feature a hexagon shaped core wire which prevents unraveling and assures a super-tight bond between the core wire and the outer wrap. This gives Dean Markley wound strings their characteristic brilliance, punch, full bottom end, fantastic harmonics, plus an extremely long life. The core wire also utilizes the "triple-lock" twist and "tuned" brass, nickel, or black anodized brass beads.

DEAN MARKLEY'S SPECIAL ALLOYS CREATE SPECIAL MAGIC: For the outer wrap on Dean Markley strings, we formulated special alloys for each of the different strings, such as nickel plated steel, 430 stainless steel, 85/15 bronze, 80/20 bronze, phosphorus bronze and our proprietary Cryogenic processed Blue SteelÔ alloys. These special alloys are formulated to balance the overall sound of your instrument and bring out the high end as well as the low end harmonics, making your instrument sound fuller and richer, with just the right brilliance. Because of the special formulations, these alloys can take a real beating and still keep their original tone longer than other strings. Like it says on the packages: "Super Brilliance and Longer Life".

It could be Dean's special alloys, the core-to-wrap ratios, or the love and care that goes into the making of every set whatever the reason, the magic of Dean Markley strings has to be experienced to be believed.

Dean Markley strings are available in all the popular gauges of Acoustic, Electric, Bass, Classical, Ball End Nylon, Banjo, Mandolin, Twelve String Electric and Steel Guitar, as well as a complete line of singles. If you're not already one of the thousands of players using Dean Markley strings, give 'em a try. Dean Markley has just the string for you."


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