Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Goldjunkie, Jan 27, 2006.
Has anyone tried them? I'm wondering if they are worth the extra $$.
A lot of people here have tried them. I am one and these are great strings. They last a long time, actually get better with some time. IMO they are a great deal since you don't have to change strings every week. Dean is a great guy too.
Many threads in here addressing them:
There is one in the dealers emporium that goes on forever.
Most reviews are positive.
Dean's strings are the best I've used and last at least four or times longer than the D'Addarios I used for many years. Definitely worth a try since so many others have really liked them as well. I'd go into more detail, but as pointed out, you should be able to find plenty of info on the specifics with a search.
+1...they seem to get better the longer you play em. For me they seem to take a little longer to settle into tune but once in they are solid. Plus they last forever.
I just got my first order. Slapped em on the Custom. Hadn't played much, but, like them so far.
Got a gig this weekend, will know better then.
I use 'em on all my guitars now. Dean is a fantastic fella and some kind of modern day alchemist. No joke. Biggest sound I've ever heard on both my acoustics and my electric. They are absolutely worth it. Try a couple sets and you will never turn back. They last 3 times longer than most too.
Deans strings are my favorites.I have them on all of my guitars except my acoustic 12 string and my nylon string electric solidbody.I'm sure Dean will make up sets for them soon.And most likely for my 2 bass guitars.He's the best!
Deans strings were a let down for me. Came across as a great guy!
In thinking about it for the past few months, depth perception seems to be what drew me away. The strings seemed to have a very difinitive top end and there was a strident quality to them that I found to be very unapealling.
I have found strings that are much bouncier and have much more harmonic content.
The SOS's did not last much longer than any other string. There WAS this harmonic content to the string that DID last, but I found that quality to be irritating and thin. They tend to sound a bit unnatural to me, much like when you put electric strings on an acoustic. Not in tone but in tonal quality. M.E.
My experience with them - as a full price paying customer I might add - has been exceptional. They sound, feel and last far better than any other string I have ever used. They are highly recommended by me. I tend to favor his "Rock" formula FWIW.
I'm a big fan of the Rock formula too. I have also tried his 101 Phosphor Bronze Formula on my Martin and Taylor acoustics and they had an astounding impact. They sound so huge and full. They took killer guitars another notch higher for me.
I've been using them for almost 2 years now. MOstly the vintage, but one guitar with the Rock formulas. I find the vintage to be very full and rich sounding. tehy last a long time for me too. 6 months seems to be the norm. I will get about 6 weeks out of store-boughts.
Where does one find these strings?
AFAIK Dean doesn't release those details that I am aware of. Dean has forgotten more about strings than all of the rest of us knew in the first place. Maybe he'll chime in here with whatever he feels comfortable telling us.
A couple years back a tried a couple of sets and did like the tone and feel a lot but I broke the E strings with both sets in less than a week (maybe I got a couple of bad sets????)
Since then I've been using Elixer Nanowebs and haven't looked back. They last forever and feel great.
Ater playing live yesterday, I really like them.
Feel is great. Tone was great too. Got the vintage set, the highs are a lot sweeter than the Dean Markleys I've been using.
I ordered a few sets last week and paid by Paypal but only got a confirmition from Paypal.
Doesn't Sean send out a confirmation-mail when you place an order?
Haven't seen one... strings just show up mysteriously. :RoCkIn