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Blue Steel, Light Top Heavy Bottom 10-52 (8 pack) — List: $12.99 Street: $5.99 (each)

Signal Chain

  • Ibanez ART500E
  • Dean Markley Blue Steel, Light Top Heavy Bottom 10-52 (8 pack)
  • Fishman Asterope Pro Studio AST-P15-SSG
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems HV-37
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • Dean Markley DM15R
  • Shure SM57
  • Triad-Orbit ORBIT 2
  • Triad-Orbit TRIAD 1
  • Ibanez 2369B
  • Dean Markley Blue Steel NPS Bass String
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Blue Steel™ Electric. Cryogenically frozen for amazing tone, sustain, and endurance. Be chill.

WHEN COLD IS HOT.

By now you probably know that the ingenious Blue Steel strings are cryogenically frozen with a blast of liquid nitrogen. But why would they do such a thing? By freezing their strings down to -320ºF, Dean Markley tightens the molecules, minimizing microscopic gaps. This process removes transient frequencies that produce harsh highs and muddy lows, creating a more consistent string, with true tone and longer life. A method to our madness!

Made of 8% nickel-plated steel outer wrap on tinned Mandolin wire hex-core, Blue Steel strings have been top-sellers for years and are used by pros worldwide. Once you try Blue Steel strings you’ll be hooked. They feel great, ring true, are durable and long-lasting, and they just plain sound good.

 

GAUGES

#2558 LTHB: .010, .013, .017, .030, .042, .052

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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