#4
I agree with fulldistortion,pick your gauge and then check your intonation.I know you have a les paul but if you had a floating tremolo, a string gauge change would require an adjustment to the springs of the tremolo.
#5
Yeah. I bought the guitar and a string broke pretty much right away.

I bought standard size (11s) because the guy at Long and Mcquade said, "Yeah this size will work fine" but I was getting buzz on my Low E. Carelessly, without thinking that I might be getting buzz from string gauge, I tried adjusting the height of my bridge on the low side, but nothing helped. I think in the process I screwed up my intonation. :/ So I'm going to bring it in and get it all reset.
#6
.10s. It's the stock strings, and as an Epi LP owner (I have two) AND rhythm guitarist with little lead experience, I enjoy .10s. .9s are too skinny for me anywho.
Gear:
-Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Lefty
-Epiphone Les Paul Special II Lefty, name's Sonny =)
-Danelectro CM-1 Metal Pedal
-Danelectro CC-1 Chorus Pedal

I've been playing since Summer '09
#7
Pick a gauge and have it set up for that gage. If you want to keep your warrantee, use .10 since that's what is used stock. Otherwise, pick a gauge and go with it.
Current Rig:
Gibson Firebird Studio
Limited Edition Schecter 35th Anniversary C-1
Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 FR
Ashdown Fallen Angel
Custom 7 Firebird from Ignition Custom Guitars (check them out)
ESP Phoenix
#9
I came into this thread prepared to post what FullDistortion already posted.

TS, you gotta try the different gauges and see what you like.
I play lead parts in Standard tuning with .10s and my guitar has a longer scale length than the epi, but I have no problems.
#10
ten heavy bottom period. loose enough ot easy bend and have tons of contol and feel, heavy enough so your not playing rubber band 9s in a short scale guitar, and a les paul chunk with .52 bottoms give punchier bass.