That's right, this is the one everyone's been talking about. It's simply amazing what a little -320º liquid nitrogen can do to a guitar string. If I were you, I'd put on a set and see what all the noise is about. Twice the tone and twice the life.
I was nearly finished restringing the electric with Blue Steels; she was watching me with casual interest.
”In fact,“ she said as she moved closer to snuggle up against my shoulder, “I heard on the radio that it was only a few degrees away from being a record low today.”
I brought another string up to pitch. “Well, at least we’re not in Montana.”
“Why? Could it really be that much colder in Montana?”
“Their record low temperature,” I explained, “is seventy degrees below zero.”
“Is that right?” she asked playfully, nuzzling against my neck. “I wonder how the people there stay warm.”
By this time, I was in tune.
“Let me show you.”
-70°F is cold all right, but it’s not even close to being cold enough for us. In order to cryogenically treat our Blue Steel strings, the temperature has to reach –320°F (roughly the temperature of Neptune, a mere 2.8 billion miles farther from the Sun than Earth).
Blue Steel… for a sound that’s out of this world.