My current strings have to go. Question is, what should I expect to change from a setup standpoint? Because they're thicker, they don't break so often. On my E Flat Hendrix Strat I use 10-46. Posts: 531. 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. Popular Days. 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. Aug 10. The 9s sound a little bit different and I had to learn to play a bit softer to avoid excessive buzz. As I've aged, my grip strength and endurance has decreased. Joined Oct 24, 2013 Messages 2,340 Reaction score 1,715. 25. ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member. paco1976 Senior Member. I will post a NGD thread with pics later tonight when I get home. What all do I need to know? 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. Edit: I suppose higher gauge strings are less likely to go out of tune due to temperature variations. July 2019. Member. 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. PaulSter 5 posts. I like 10s on most guitars but I don’t have a problem with 9s. Clapton plays 10s and may as well count as a paradigm for classic strat tone. On my Trower which is tuned to D I use 11-48 On my Yngwie, I experiment. V.I.P. Reactions: 1 person. 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? I use 11s, so I don't like it enough to actually use 9s, but when I switched to 9s on my Strat a few years ago, I thought it was a sonic improvement. July 2018. However, if you were going all Stevie Ray and bumping up to 13's…. My hardtail Strats will probably always use 11s but I do think a Strat benefits from a thinner string than does a Tele. 5. I only have 10s right now and i dont feel like going to guitar center, and I want to try a warmer sound. We use a 13.5 and on a set of 9s it’s an 11 when I think it really should be a 12. But recently I started using 9s on Fenders and 10s on Shorter scale lengths like Gibsons. Joined: Jun 8, 2009 Location: Area 51. I am considering a change in string gauge from 10s to 9s on my Mexican Strat. 10s are perfect. ermghoti II 5 posts. Aug 14. 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. Jun 21, 2016 #5 Try it and see. Fri, Jun 15, 2012 2:00pm. Aug 9. FWIW I swap back and forth between 9s and 10s several times a year. 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. Joined: Oct 13, 2011 Location: Somerset UK. For all of my life i only had a strat on 09s. 5 years ago. PRS guitars play so incredibly well that 9s can be almost too slinky at times. Joined Dec 18, 2009 Messages 5,987 Reaction score 10,150. The guitar feels like a toy with them on. Would this change require action or intonation adjustments as well? Top Posters In This Topic. 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. 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 put 9s on my Tele recently. 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