#1
I have been using .10s almost religiously for about 7 years. Mostly because I had been warned of the horrors of going to .9s by my old teacher.

I am getting into alot of shredding now or just marty friedman like solo's. And I find that I have the speed but simply cant fret the notes as fast as I think I could with a lighter gauge.

So should I string it with .9s and are there any downsides associated.

p.s I would just go buy 2 sets and try them out, but Thats a waste and I don't wanna have to restring it again within a few days.

wat do u think>?
#2
the downside of lighter strings is that they sound a lot thinner, they are a lot looser (this is not an advantage!) so they buzz against the frets and rattle a lot more, and they don't stay in tune as well

honestly, i think its better to just keep practicing with 10s until you can do it. Its much more beneficial to use heavier strings in the long run imo.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#3
Just lower the action...?
Metal Forum Popular Vote Winner!!!

Quote by webbtje
Quote by dead-fish
And you're obviously here because you fancy Phill.
Phill is a very attractive guy...

"I'm so tempted to sig that, Phill" - Sig it then

Unless otherwise stated, assume everything I say is in my opinion.
#4
depends on your bridge.. if it's a tremolo bridge you will have problems, mister
Quote by Moggan13
Serjem is like a Bishops testicals: Swollen
ಠ_ಠ
IIIIfb * KARKOLI * ytIIII(mostly rock... a little funky, a little hard just the way you want it )