#1
i want to switch to a higher guage string because i beat the hell out of my tens but i also play in a band that tunes standard but i like to tune flat... because i like dudes like SRV and hendrix my question is will tuneing standard will elevens or a higher guage kill my guitar and the sound?
#3
with a good set up you should have no issues, and if i am not mistaken, could be way wrong here, but i thought SRV played with 12's or 13's?
#5
Higher gauge usually means more tone (not better, just more if that makes sense), so no. Your fingers will take a beating though...
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#6
Hendrix used really low gauges (I think he had .8s), and SRV had really heavy gauges.

It doesn't really matter, but I'd use heavier strings if I were you.
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#7
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with a good set up you should have no issues, and if i am not mistaken, could be way wrong here, but i thought SRV played with 12's or 13's?



you are right but i cant find and he want from 13 to 12 to 11 just before he passed because his fingers were gettin the **** beated out of em...
#8
Personally, I think that heavier guages sound much better. I use 10s for E-standard, then 10-52 for everything else.

Edit: Just bear in mind that your string tension is going to go through the roof on the treble strings with higher than a 11 in E, 12 for Eb, or 13 for D.