#1
i've playd .009 gauge strings on my electric for a year now and they're good but now that i get more adventurous with my playing (esp. soloing) i keep breaking the high E string and its giving me the ****s

am i doing something wrong or is it time to change the gauge of my strings?

would changing up to .010 be enough to stop breaking the high E string as much, because I still want to be able to really bend the string
#2
Yeah, in this case I would make the jump to 10s. More controlled feel to them, IMO. More string to fret (minimally, but it does make the difference).
#3
If you solo with it, it might affect your soloing. Soloing is much more easier on lighter guage strings. Your high e might break a lot because of the fact that you pick it too hard, or the strings get rusty, which is a usual sign that you have to change your strings.
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#4
i say your doing somthine wrong, because lots of famous guitarists use .009's and they dont break them. but tens are pretty good
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.009 or .010
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