#1
Hey guys!

I recently bought a PRS McCarty Standard, had it set up with 11s in Eb professionally, and holy ****, the guitar almost plays itself. I play hard, like to dig in, etc, and the guitar holds up perfectly, with a very comfortable action, and at the same time, a very nice give....the strings are not stiff at all, they bend just enough to make lead playing comfortable, while keeping enough tension for hard rhythm work. I LOVE this guitar!

Now, my PRS Singlecut is staying in Standard tuning. The only thing is, compared to the McCarty, the playability on it feels a bit stiff, especially on the treble strings. It's currently setup with 10s, which I've always liked, but since playing this McCarty, it seriously makes the Singlecut seem a bit stiff.

The two guitars have the same scale neck, same bridge ,etc.

I'm considering going back to 9s with maybe a 48 or 50 on the bass E (this is what I do on all my guitars, and I love it, as I also use drop D).

My question...will 9s be too loose? How about tone wise? I've always found 10s to sound a bit fatter....will I miss the sound?

The best thing would obviously be for me to try it, but I can't get to a store for another 2 days....I'm getting anxious and would like some opinions.

Overall, what do you think would be a good gauge for me in standard, considering I LOVE the feel of 11s in half step down?

Thanks alot!
#2
Honestly... Try a different brand. I play 11s on my electric whether I'm in standard or flat. I just prefer the feel and sound of them.

I play DM Blue Steels. Just try a few different brands.
#3
do you have pictures of this beauty??? I would say 10's they sound fuller
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#5
hybrid set, maybe...
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#8
Well I use 9s... I do have the hands of a small child but they suit me fine. 9-46 has the low 3 strings from a 10s set and the high three strings from a 9s set.

You could also look at D'addario 9.5s, they're exactly halfway between 9 and 10.
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#9
yeah, generally it's the bottom strings which get too loose (in my experience anyway), so the hybrid set helps a little with that.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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