#1
hey guys for quite some time i had been using 0.9 strings on my electric and its only when i restrung today with a pack of 0.10's that my playing sounded dramatically cleaner.

does anyone know why this would happen?
#2
you might be pushing down TOO hard on the frets, which causes the string to have a slight bend, creating a slightly out note, with the 10's obviously thicker making the extra force you use with the 9's balanced for the 10's
#3
2 reasons. 10s are less likely to be influenced by the small inaccuracies we all make in our playing, so they tend to make us sound more consistent. Also, 10s have a stronger, clearer sound for the pickups, so we experience better definition.
Remember also, that old strings will sound pretty dull anyway, so going up a gauge tends to give your clarity a double boost.
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#4
i hate using light string gauges because they don't resonate as long, and the high strings are often quieter then the lower.
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#6
I didnt think there was that much of a difference between 0.9's and 0.10's

For sounding clearer, a thicker string should resonate more ..
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#7
It's easier to pick the .9's, I'd suggest using heavy picks.
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#8
Lower tension means you pick them and finger them with less pressure, and you're applying the same amount of pressure - you're "overshooting" the string with the pick. That's my explanation.

I personally can't play with anything below .0095's on a 25.5" guitar - or .011's on a 24.75" guitar.
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#9
^ yup. light strings flab too much.
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#11
Light strings have too much give, 10;s seem a little harder to bend at first but they are easier to play fast on and sound beefier.
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