#1
Hey, so here's my situation....
I used to play 10's and about a year ago i changed my string gauge to 9's and its been really good. I've now decided I want to go back to 10's. I put some 10s on my strat and it is insanely hard to bend the high e. Is this a problem with the action or springs in the bridge, etc? Or do I have to get used to playing 10's again. I'm pretty sure 10's were never that tough to play and I think my strat needs a lower action and less tension. I've decided im gonna get it setup, and now I'm thinking of putting 10's on my les paul so I can get used to 10's. If i get them both setup for 10s can I later change them to 9's or will it need to be re-setup? I've been really frustrated cause ever since I put those 10's on my strat its been impossible to play and it feels like I suck. I play alot of blues licks so I bend a ton, and I'm not a noob. So thanks UG if you can help me.
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#3
yes you will have to get it set up if you want to go back to 9's and why do you want to go back to tens anyways??
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#4
just cause its a fatter sounding tone, and I want to get stronger hands, I used to play them and I was fine on them. Its just cause I also will be tuning down half a step too
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender American 52 Telecaster RI
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Tanglewood Acoustic
Fender F-80-12
Various Pedals
Orange Rockerverb 50 Head
Orange Cabinets
#5
Tuning down a halfstep doesn't at all require a heavier gauge of string. I play in D standard and C standard with 9's///tis all good here