Ok, I have an SG Standard that I just had set up as a dedicated C# guitar with Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings (Sabbath tunes). It feels awesome on bends and everything else.

My other SG Standard is for standard tuning. With 10-46s, bends just don't feel as good as with the C# guitar, so I'm wondering if going down to 9-42s on the standard tuning guitar will give me the same feel as the 11-49s on the C# rig. Or will the 9-42 guitar be closer to that feel if I tune down to D# instead of using standard tuning?
Last edited by PB26 at Aug 9, 2014,
9s will probably give you the same feeling as the 11s in C#, but the 10s in D# will feel pretty close too.
Have you tried a Hybrid set? There are some cool Lower strings 10 and higher strings 9 sets. If all the strings feel wrong maybe a 9.5 set. IF not you can make up a set of your own that fills good to bend and riff at the same time.
Cool, thanks for all the replies. I was actually looking at the Elixir 'custom light,' which give me the lighter treble strings I'm looking for, without having to go lighter on the bass side. (The bass strings on the 10-46 standard tune guitar are just fine, it was the high strings that I was looking for a little more flexibility on.)

Super Light .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042

Custom Light .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046
I just got some dr dimebag 9-50. Pretty sweet, put them on my squier. Unlike to do drop d also.
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^^Yeah the Dimebag signature strings are the awesome. I have them on my Schecter Hellraiser.

Also for some reason some string companies have it where the electric string packs come with a plain g-string instead of a wound one and they sound aweful and the sustain is terrible; especially on Ernieballs. I usually buy a wound version of that string whenever I buy a pack that comes with a plain G string.
Try a set of 9-42, if those don't work get the billy gibbons set 8-38.

from what I have read and heard Iommi used Banjo strings that were extremely light gauge. So you should find some that fit you.
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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Aug 10, 2014,
Okay, put on a set of Custom Lights, .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046 and they're perfect! Kept it in standard tuning and the treble strings feel exactly like the .011s on the C# guitar. Just that little extra give I was looking for. Thanks again guys.