#1
I had 9's on for the longest time, then about a month ago put some 10's (and lovin' it). I am going to try 11's after I wear these out some more, but I'm curious because though about 95% of my playing is classic rock/blues, I am starting to practice some Paul Gilbert shred stuff to improve in that area, so would thicker strings hinder this style or is it no biggie?

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#2
Gauge, outside of the necessity for heavier when you go lower, is purely preference. Some jazz guys love 12s on for standard, for me it's too heavy.

Just depends on what you like. Your technique is what determines or 'hinders' a style.
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Gauge, outside of the necessity for heavier when you go lower, is purely preference. Some jazz guys love 12s on for standard, for me it's too heavy.

Just depends on what you like. Your technique is what determines or 'hinders' a style.


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Although it is generaly held that faster thing are easier on thinner strings, it's not always true. It really is all personal preference
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