I personally prefer 10s, but that's most likely because that's what I started with. 9-42 on Fenders, 10-46 on Gibsons, 12-53 on my Gibson acoustic. Be brave. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. would gauge 10 strings work on a fender american strat with a tremolo? I switched to 9s because I was suffering from some kind of repetitive strain injury in my wrists. I cant even play 9s anymore. Kenneth Mountain, Pat V., 5ofeight and 1 other person like this. If my heavy-handed hacker style, using 9s is the equivalent of me boxing a 9 year old. I still think that I prefer 9s because I feel that I have more control on first position bends. Be foolhardy. PRS guitars play so incredibly well that 9s can be almost too slinky at times. Re: String gauge for Strats We don't need no stinkin' decimals Hmmm so .009's are prone to breakage? I'm not even going to mention how easier the bends were. Joined Dec 18, 2009 Messages 5,987 Reaction score 10,150. YMMV. Posts: 531. One is that sort of chronically in electric guitar string sets, there’s a much lighter gauge B-string than there ought to be. I just picked up a strat copy and put 10s on it without thinking. Fri, Jun 15, 2012 2:00pm. 10. Preferable for getting a heavier, more Strat-like tension on a Gibson Scale instrument. Jun 21, 2016 #6 Going from 10-s … ermghoti II 5 posts. I can't get around the fret board with the ease of people like Neal Schon, and I'm pretty sure that dude uses 9s. July 2019. The past ones were ones that I borrowed off my brother. He then passed me his Strat, which wears 9s, while mine has 10s. Cheers, Do21or12Die Never had a nut problem. I use 10-46 on 2 of my strats and 10-52 on one of my strats. Sep 19, 2016 #74 Y'all got it wrong. Hard to say. After toying with it, and while I'm by no means a good guitarist yet, my fingers just glided and I could play all the songs I struggled with, easily. FWIW I swap back and forth between 9s and 10s several times a year. 48. As I've aged, my grip strength and endurance has decreased. The 9's on the Jaguar are a little floppy I must admit and 10's or even 11's may feel better but its easy to do bends on and has a real light touch Apr 10, 2020 #64. rocking rooster Tele-Holic. I figure the truss rod will need adjustment due to lower string tension. jjudas, Jun 5, 2017. jjudas, Jun 5, 2017 #2. You could go with 11's on your LP and 10's on your strat . 9s feel like spaghetti to me now. The Hoff wrote:11s for me. Not only it was more comfortable, but my fingers didnt hurt after some hours of playing. It has 10's on it and they seem a bit tight on the nut. PaulSter 5 posts. Reactions: 1 person. On a set of 10s, it’s a 13 that you typically see. Currently use 11s on most of my strats, 10s on one strat and tele. If you've been used to playing with 10s, 9s will play sharp out of tune. I went from 9s to 10s on all my Strats now. So use whatever works for you. I'm imagining the 10s would be darker than 9s (not what I'm after). I like 10s on a strat tuned to Eb, 9.5s if it's tuned to E. The 10s are higher tension to achieve the same pitch. 10s are perfect. The feel is so much nicer to me, and the tone is so much thicker, it honestly feels like a new guitar. However, if you were going all Stevie Ray and bumping up to 13's…. Is that accurate or just my imagination? I like 10s on most guitars but I don’t have a problem with 9s. Aug 14. If you're interested in 9s, I think the easiest thing to do is to buy a set, put them on, and see if you like them. I just got a new Tele that came with 9s. We use a 13.5 and on a set of 9s it’s an 11 when I think it really should be a 12. My current strings have to go. 9. 5. My hardtail Strats will probably always use 11s but I do think a Strat benefits from a thinner string than does a Tele. For about 15 years I was strictly a 10s on my Les Paul and similar guitars, and 9's on my Strat (all E standard). I will post a NGD thread with pics later tonight when I get home. Popular Days. I needed a little more tension and resistance while I was playing. I put 9s on my Tele recently. Aug 8. 11. Joined Oct 24, 2013 Messages 2,340 Reaction score 1,715. 5 years ago. So, I'm a bit torn and confused. previous post, I want 9s to nail that cheap sound, which for me is the classic strat tone. 9s are what works for me. Your mileage may vary. Top Posters In This Topic. Technically - it would always be better to have a good tech cut the nut to the … I have never done this myself. On my E Flat Hendrix Strat I use 10-46. So I'm not an advanced player, but I've been playing quite a lot recently, and I am just amazed at the difference going from 9s to 10s on my Strat has made. By the time I had it adjusted, the extra height mostly negated to lighter strings, so the 10s and 9s felt about the same to me - 9s still being easier to play, but not by much. Back to the original post - I like 9s on a strat but use 10s because I use it for slide. 10.5 would probably be best for me, but D'addario does not offer and may never offer those Luthier Bulk Packs (in 10.5) which they offer in 9s, 10s and 11s. I use 10-46 on my Les Pauls too, I don't mind the difference, even with the scale difference. Fun for extravagant bends and grandiose vibrato tho. I did exactly this on two Strats recently. Replies 88; Created 12 yr; Last Reply 12 yr; Top Posters In This Topic. Member. Uncle Jimmy, May 1, 2014 #2. Then i bought a Les Paul that had 10s and i found it extremely easier to play. So the small dif in tone is much more noticable. I mostly play a lot of 80s Funk/AOR/R&B stuff (lots of cutting/chord playing), would there be a big difference in playability and sound if I moved from NYXL 9s to 10s? In what order should I tweek things after I put on the new set of strings? Also, even though I said I've had a few guitars, I'm still new to guitar. Going from 9s to 10s was a lot harder to get used to and bigger effect on tone than going from 10s to 11s I found. Question is, what should I expect to change from a setup standpoint? 9-46 across the board, both les Paul's, bothe strats, and my Jaguar. Burningleaves 10 posts. I know what you mean about 9's, I just replaced to some 10's with heavy bottoms. On my Trower which is tuned to D I use 11-48 On my Yngwie, I experiment. John Vasco I'm with the band. After seeing that Rick Beato video on string gauge, I got curious and tried the new Ernie Ball 9.5 gauge strings on my Les Paul and I have to say, I REALLY am enjoying them. As far as the setup goes, I'd try without first. ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member. Sometimes it’s subtle and sometimes it’s a lot. I've been using 10s on Strats and LPs forever, but I'm thinking about just throwing some 9s on everything. EWSEthan New member. I haven't had a strat in a long time and I was wondering if 9's are more appropriate. I switched from 10s to 9s a few years ago after having played 10s on Strats for about 15 years. I recently got an Affinity strat. In standard tuning, of my 4 PRS guitars, two now have 9s, one the factory 10s, but the 4th one I just restrung with PRS 9.5s and I believe that is what at least 3 of the 4 will use in the future. I honestly think it varies from people to people. Messages: 7,625. Been playing on 9s on my strat and I'm curious about 10s but don't want to do another setup for the new tension. I play clean - well, amp breakup - with an OD pedal some. Because they're thicker, they don't break so often. My guitar teacher suggest I moved down to 8s on my strat. My last 3 guitars came with 10s and I played 'em that way at first, but as soon as I changed to 9's the guitar immediately seemed much more responsive to me. I'm hoping to gain some speed and agility. Edit: I suppose higher gauge strings are less likely to go out of tune due to temperature variations. Joined: Jun 8, 2009 Location: Area 51. It's easier than trying to explain how 9s sound in your guitar. I started off using 10s for everything I play, whether it be Gibson, Fender, etc. LPMarshall Hack Senior Member. Aug 10. 9s or 10s/rhythm and lead Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by TomG, Jan 6, 2007. My problem is I tend to "stress ball" squeeze chords, especially live, and I was squeezing chords out of tune as a result. I am considering a change in string gauge from 10s to 9s on my Mexican Strat. It's just not fair. Would this change require action or intonation adjustments as well? Fri, Jun 15, 2012 2:20pm. 11s help in that regard, and they also force me to play with a stronger pick attack, which improves my dynamics and phrasing. Page 3 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3. The tone is much improved with 10s as well. She's a Get yerself a set of these and riff into infinity!!! Nov 25, 2009 #7 10s. Philtre Frets: 2830 . Jun 21, 2016 #5 Try it and see. 4. 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