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Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL  

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Gauges: .012, .016, .025, .032, .042, .053

The Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 acoustic guitar strings will give your music a sound like no other. It took over a year and many trials for the Dean ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gauges: .012, .016, .025, .032, .042, .053

The Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 acoustic guitar strings will give your music a sound like no other. It took over a year and many trials for the Dean Markley team to find just the precise elliptical shape for the winding wire that makes up the patent-pending, Hyper-Elliptical Winding process of the Helix HD. This shape then had to be paired with the correct winding process that would produce these stupendous results-the maximum mass for the guitar string's diameter that still maintained the string's vibrancy.

The Hyper-Elliptical Winding process results in an increased number of wraps along the length of the string. This increases the mass of your acoustic guitar string, without changing its diameter or material.

More mass makes the Dean Markley HELIX HD guitar strings have a fuller tone; more windings give a smoother feel as well as a brighter, more resonant tone. This provides a smoothness and performance unrivaled by conventional strings.

When you press and strum a normal wrap wire, your fingers experience resistance as they go down into each depression between the wraps. With the Dean Markley HELIX HD you'll experience smoothness. These less coarse wrappings let your fingers glide more easily and smoothly along the surface of the wrap wire.

Made of 80% copper, and 20% zinc, these strings are made of a true brass alloy-well-balanced and durable for loud, rich sound that is exceptionally long-lasting. Helix HD's unique Hyper-Elliptical Winding process adds more projection and tone than other acoustic guitar strings of the same gauges, and reduces corrosion and finger noise on the surface of the string.

Features
  • Custom light acoustic strings
  • 80% copper, 20% zinc
  • Features Hyper-Elliptical Winding process for smoother play
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Pickups - 5 year warranty. Replacement warranty for defective clothing and strings, at the discretion of manufacturer.


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Dean MarkleyHELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sounding, long lasting strings

I'll start by saying that I've never liked Dean Markley strings. None that I have ever tried lasted for more than a couple of weeks. The tone always went from dull to really...Read complete review

I'll start by saying that I've never liked Dean Markley strings. None that I have ever tried lasted for more than a couple of weeks. The tone always went from dull to really flat, really fast. But....these are great strings! I have had these on my guitar for about two months, and they still sound like they're new. Most strings last me 4-5 weeks, and they are usually really dull sounding for a week or two prior to changing them. These, though tarnished, still sound great.
They have a nice, ringing tone, with plenty of projection. Very balanced and clean sound.
As to the feel, I'd liken them to a cross between standard and flatwound strings. Not as rough as normal uncoated strings, but not quite as smooth as flats. Like I said, somewhere between. I like them, and will probably use them again.
I think they are great strings, for any style of play, from practice or recording to live play. I gave them 5 stars, and they deserve every one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Two bad sets?

I ordered two sets of these strings, and both were less than acceptable. The high e string, especially, as well as ALL the strings, had quite a few places that were missing...Read complete review

I ordered two sets of these strings, and both were less than acceptable. The high e string, especially, as well as ALL the strings, had quite a few places that were missing the coating. They were not smooth at all and I could feel the places where the coating was missing when I moved from chord to chord. The "unique Hyper-Elliptical Winding process" on these sets of strings wasn't there. They should have been inspected at the factory and thrown out because they were defective and shoddy looking. Won't by them again.

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5.0

I Found My Strings!

By Steven

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

These are all I use on my acoustics. Perfect.

 
5.0

i love these strings on my martins

By none

from Kennesaw Georgia

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

    these strings sound and feel like they belong on the guitar , i have become very picky about the tone of the strings i will play and these fit the bill perfectly

     
    5.0

    Great Value Great Sound

    By Timbo

    from Fountain Valley

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

      Bought these strings because these are what Joe Bonamassa uses. Now I know why. The tones sound so much better.

       
      5.0

      New idea, excellent results

      By The Soul Pumpkin

      from Nashville

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None at this time

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

      More wraps, a tighter wind, a great idea. Strings do take a little getting used to but that doesn't take long.
      I have been using Dean Markley strings for 20 years, I find their product to be consistent, sound great, these things make for confidence in my sound, just one more thing I don't have to worry about when performing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So far so good

      By dkw

      from Arlington, VT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

          I bought these strings to install on an inexpensive Rogue guitar I use in my shop. The sound was improved drastically although not the way I expected. Very warm and full sound for finger style playing. Not as much punch as I expected flatpicking bluegrass style, nice articulate response for jazz comping. I will continue to try these strings on better instruments.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Gary Wenstern

          from WA

          Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

          I use my guitars daily. always have to be I tune and hold pitch. After bending many strings don't come back to being in tune (standard trem). Thess do, plus they have been lasting for quite a bit longer then previous sets. Love the Helix

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sounding, long lasting strings

          By oldgeezer

          from Front Royal, Va.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

            I'll start by saying that I've never liked Dean Markley strings. None that I have ever tried lasted for more than a couple of weeks. The tone always went from dull to really flat, really fast. But....these are great strings! I have had these on my guitar for about two months, and they still sound like they're new. Most strings last me 4-5 weeks, and they are usually really dull sounding for a week or two prior to changing them. These, though tarnished, still sound great.
            They have a nice, ringing tone, with plenty of projection. Very balanced and clean sound.
            As to the feel, I'd liken them to a cross between standard and flatwound strings. Not as rough as normal uncoated strings, but not quite as smooth as flats. Like I said, somewhere between. I like them, and will probably use them again.
            I think they are great strings, for any style of play, from practice or recording to live play. I gave them 5 stars, and they deserve every one.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Full Sounding Light Strings

            By Mack Lester

            from Los Angeles, Ca

            Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

            They have a great sound to them for light strings, everything they promise. Great feel just like other DM strings, Good way to get that medium-y string sound using a lighter gauge. Would buy again.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Two bad sets?

            By Dean Ziegel

            from Virginia

            Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

            I ordered two sets of these strings, and both were less than acceptable. The high e string, especially, as well as ALL the strings, had quite a few places that were missing the coating. They were not smooth at all and I could feel the places where the coating was missing when I moved from chord to chord. The "unique Hyper-Elliptical Winding process" on these sets of strings wasn't there. They should have been inspected at the factory and thrown out because they were defective and shoddy looking. Won't by them again.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Helix strings the best I've ever played.

            By Jack Williams

            from Texas

            Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD 2082 Acoustic Guitar Strings - 80/20 CL:

            Awesome!!!!
            Awesome tone! Best string I've ever played.
            Long lasting. Smooth to touch. Great feel
            Because of superior tone and how long they sound like new they are a great buy. Like getting two packs in one.

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