#1
I believe they were 11-49 before, but I may be wrong. Whatever Musicians Friend uses haha. I have an Ibanez RG2EX1 and I switched to 12-56. There was a huge difference! I've fallen back in love with my guitar. It's great
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#2
k, koo
But seriously I had a similar experience over a year ago and i've been using the same strings ever since.
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#3
i use heavier strings on my Les Paul but only because of drop tuning.
also i dunno if it's just the brand, but they seem to last longer than they used to.
#4
Yeah, I love having decent sized strings on my guitar. Better tone (IMO <- important), stronger grip, less slip.
#5
Nice! I think usual stock strings are 9s or 10s, 11s sounds a bit too heavy for stock strings.


But I could be wrong.

Have you checked to make sure your intonation and neck tension is set correctly?