What brand strings should I put on my Ibanez RG320? I think I want to get nines as I think it's got tens on it now but it's hard to do bends etc. I play all styles. I want something decent, but nothing too high or crazy, no more than £7.50 a set really. Keep in mind I'm in the UK.
any brand skinny top heavy bottom
i always get earnie ball super slinkey, there 9's. they cost about $5.00 U.S.
I personally like Knucklehead supermullet strings, black diamond strings, and d'addario regular light strings
To be honest, it doesn't matter all that much, as long as you buy quality strings that are the right gauge for your playing. D'Addario, Ernie Ball, and Dunlop are the 3 main ones that I have tried. All of them are great, quality strings. Note that they DO sound a little bit different and feel a little bit different. I feel the most comfortable with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings (I play a Les Paul, 10s work great on 24-3/4 scale guitars).
DOn't give up on 10's because it's hard to bend now! It'll change with practice, believe me. I was a 9's guy for years and went for 10's for the increased tone they offer. It took a while but I can bend them silly now, vibrato is good and have recently gotten better add bend+vibrato which I really wanted to get down.