#1
So I've been playing with the stock strings since I got the guitar (about a month) and as it's an Epi LP, they were 10s. I used to use 9s so I got a few packs of these. Well I had to replace the strings yesterday, and find the 9s maybe even too easy to bend.

My question is, has anyone else had the same situation. Should I switch back to 10s or get used to 9s?

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#2
is there much actual difference between guages or is it all just preference?
#3
Heavier strings sound better in my opinion, and I think heavier strings last slightly longer right? I'd say stick with 10s.
#4
There is definitely a difference, I play on .11's and when i play a guitar with .10s, I feel pretty uncomfortable.. and whether strings last longer really depends on how you play and maintain your strings.

EDIT: so haha, yeah, if you're more comfortable with 10s then stick with em
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#5
Stick with the 10s, especially if you're already comfortable with them.

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#9
i use heavy strings on both my guitars cause they can handle lower tunings and they last a lot longer
#10
Wow it is great to hear people actually play heavier gauges. I play 11's and I like the wound third just for the tonality. I swear by 11's.

I have 9's on my "shredder" guitar and I really don't like them, but I leave them on for functionality.

Go with the 10's they are a fairly good balance bettween tone and speed
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#11
i have a strat with 9's and a lp with 10's and yes there is a difference. its all a feel thing. i say stay with 10's if you like em
#12
Everybody to their own, some people like heavier strings for shred etc, lighter strings for detuning, play what you feel comfortable with really, if you want a compromise go for a hybrid set
#13
the scale length on gibsons and epiphones are shorter then most other guitar brands, that's why your 9 guage strings feel so easy to bend.

stick to 9's on your other guitars and go a guage higher on your les paul, or if 10's are too thick for you try finding some strings that are half a guage up, they might be hard to find but are worth it if you want the perfect set-up.
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