Preferable for getting a heavier, more Strat-like tension on a Gibson Scale instrument. The Hoff wrote:11s for me. Uncle Jimmy, May 1, 2014 #2. I cant even play 9s anymore. 11. 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. As far as the setup goes, I'd try without first. Be foolhardy. Edit: I suppose higher gauge strings are less likely to go out of tune due to temperature variations. Be brave. 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 went from 9s to 10s on all my Strats now. I want to put 10s on it. If there isn't a fret buzz, and the intonation is good, then you're good. 5 years ago. Aug 10. I use 10-46 on 2 of my strats and 10-52 on one of my strats. I've been using 10s on Strats and LPs forever, but I'm thinking about just throwing some 9s on everything. I'm not even going to mention how easier the bends were. However, if you were going all Stevie Ray and bumping up to 13's…. Then i bought a Les Paul that had 10s and i found it extremely easier to play. Hi. If my heavy-handed hacker style, using 9s is the equivalent of me boxing a 9 year old. You could go with 11's on your LP and 10's on your strat . I found 8s too thin, so I moved back up, and put bronze 10s on my acoustic. 5. 9. Back to the original post - I like 9s on a strat but use 10s because I use it for slide. I just got a new Tele that came with 9s. On my E Flat Hendrix Strat I use 10-46. Never had a nut problem. Re: 9s vs 10s. 9s or 10s/rhythm and lead Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by TomG, Jan 6, 2007. For all of my life i only had a strat on 09s. Drop D Both Scales – Skinny Top / Heavy Bottom (10-52) Maintains slinkiness on the high strings, and beefs up the feel on the lower strings, especially when dropped. LPMarshall Hack Senior Member. She's a 11s help in that regard, and they also force me to play with a stronger pick attack, which improves my dynamics and phrasing. I'm hoping to gain some speed and agility. I promise I would buy a heck of a lot of boxes of those 10.5 sets. Would this change require action or intonation adjustments as well? My problem is I tend to "stress ball" squeeze chords, especially live, and I was squeezing chords out of tune as a result. Will these be ok for the tremolo bridge? I switched to 9s because I was suffering from some kind of repetitive strain injury in my wrists. We use a 13.5 and on a set of 9s it’s an 11 when I think it really should be a 12. Joined Dec 18, 2009 Messages 5,987 Reaction score 10,150. 48. Joined: Jun 8, 2009 Location: Area 51. Clapton plays 10s and may as well count as a paradigm for classic strat tone. So use whatever works for you. So the small dif in tone is much more noticable. I haven't had a strat in a long time and I was wondering if 9's are more appropriate. If you've been used to playing with 10s, 9s will play sharp out of tune. I have never done this myself. Cheers, Do21or12Die The past ones were ones that I borrowed off my brother. This means that they intonate better (your fingers don't mash them out of tune so easily). I am considering a change in string gauge from 10s to 9s on my Mexican Strat. So, I'm a bit torn and confused. jjudas, Jun 5, 2017. jjudas, Jun 5, 2017 #2. 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. Popular Days. I think probably 10s because I tend to hit strings really hard and break them with my past guitars. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Top Posters In This Topic. My guitar teacher suggest I moved down to 8s on my strat. I had to raise the string height to avoid fret buzz (smaller string needs to be looser and vibrate more to make the same tone). ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member. Reactions: 1 person. fek Active member. Hard to say. would gauge 10 strings work on a fender american strat with a tremolo? Member. I use 10-46 on my Les Pauls too, I don't mind the difference, even with the scale difference. Jkater 9 posts. Re: String gauge for Strats We don't need no stinkin' decimals Hmmm so .009's are prone to breakage? I still think that I prefer 9s because I feel that I have more control on first position bends. Your mileage may vary. I switched from 10s to 9s a few years ago after having played 10s on Strats for about 15 years. I put 9s on my Tele recently. I only have 10s right now and i dont feel like going to guitar center, and I want to try a warmer sound. Philtre Frets: 2830 . Technically - it would always be better to have a good tech cut the nut to the … July 2019. I'm imagining the 10s would be darker than 9s (not what I'm after). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. ermghoti II 5 posts. I know what you mean about 9's, I just replaced to some 10's with heavy bottoms. Eb Standard Fender Scale – Skinny Top / Heavy Bottom (10-52) For a tighter feel on the lower strings. Aug 14. I’m not sure how going up a gauge will help tuning stability but maybe I just don’t know very much! I play clean - well, amp breakup - with an OD pedal some. Sometimes it’s subtle and sometimes it’s a lot. Sep 19, 2016 #74 Y'all got it wrong. I've played 9s since I first started. I needed a little more tension and resistance while I was playing. 9s are what works for me. 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. So, with the model and all that considered, should I use 9s or 10s? It has 10's on it and they seem a bit tight on the nut. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. Well, for me, cf. 10s are perfect for me, though I like hybrid slinkies (9s top, 10s bottom) on strats and teles . I thought it would change my tone but it doesn't enough for anyone to be like "hey those are 9s!". I will post a NGD thread with pics later tonight when I get home. John Vasco I'm with the band. Also, even though I said I've had a few guitars, I'm still new to guitar. It's easier than trying to explain how 9s sound in your guitar. Joined Dec 11, 2008 Messages 16,182 Reaction score 23,467. 9-42 on Fenders, 10-46 on Gibsons, 12-53 on my Gibson acoustic. Page 3 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3. 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 started off using 10s for everything I play, whether it be Gibson, Fender, etc. My hardtail Strats will probably always use 11s but I do think a Strat benefits from a thinner string than does a Tele. 9-46 across the board, both les Paul's, bothe strats, and my Jaguar. Replies 88; Created 12 yr; Last Reply 12 yr; Top Posters In This Topic. Because they're thicker, they don't break so often. But recently I started using 9s on Fenders and 10s on Shorter scale lengths like Gibsons. I'm far from an expert, but I'd put the strings on and play. Joined: Oct 13, 2011 Location: Somerset UK. Not only it was more comfortable, but my fingers didnt hurt after some hours of playing. FWIW I swap back and forth between 9s and 10s several times a year. I personally prefer 10s, but that's most likely because that's what I started with. Posts: 531. I did exactly this on two Strats recently. In what order should I tweek things after I put on the new set of strings? Messages: 7,625. Aug 8. I like 10s on most guitars but I don’t have a problem with 9s. I use 10, 11, 14, 26, 36, 48 sort of a Blackmore set Re: 9s vs 10s. What all do I need to know? He then passed me his Strat, which wears 9s, while mine has 10s. 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. One is that sort of chronically in electric guitar string sets, there’s a much lighter gauge B-string than there ought to be. Aug 9. 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. The feel is so much nicer to me, and the tone is so much thicker, it honestly feels like a new guitar. 5. The 9s sound a little bit different and I had to learn to play a bit softer to avoid excessive buzz. 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. EWSEthan New member. V.I.P. 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. 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