What's the difference between Dean Markley NickelSteel and BlueSteel strings.....?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by parrott, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Especially between the nickel-plated BlueSteels and the plain NickelSteels? *Is* there any difference?

    And what's the fifth like, for both types? I can't find any reviews on the net.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I don't know about Dean Markley but with Ernie Ball, nickel is used in strings to make them sound warmer and steel is used for brigtness. I presume the same would apply.
  3. Aye, I know that, and the feel as well, but.....

    As far as I can make out from their website, both sets have steel cores with a nickel outer winding (the nickelsteels) or a "nickel plating" (the bluesteels).......

    So what's the difference, if any?