9s feel like spaghetti to me now. In what order should I tweek things after I put on the new set of strings? LPMarshall Hack Senior Member. After toying with it, and while I'm by no means a good guitarist yet, my fingers just glided and I could play all the songs I struggled with, easily. Drop D Both Scales – Skinny Top / Heavy Bottom (10-52) Maintains slinkiness on the high strings, and beefs up the feel on the lower strings, especially when dropped. I'm not even going to mention how easier the bends were. I thought it would change my tone but it doesn't enough for anyone to be like "hey those are 9s!". As far as the setup goes, I'd try without first. What all do I need to know? Because they're thicker, they don't break so often. Aug 10. 10s are perfect. 25. Top Posters In This Topic. Kenneth Mountain, Pat V., 5ofeight and 1 other person like this. So use whatever works for you. Re: String gauge for Strats We don't need no stinkin' decimals Hmmm so .009's are prone to breakage? Aug 9. The feel is so much nicer to me, and the tone is so much thicker, it honestly feels like a new guitar. Eb Standard Fender Scale – Skinny Top / Heavy Bottom (10-52) For a tighter feel on the lower strings. I use 10, 11, 14, 26, 36, 48 sort of a Blackmore set Re: 9s vs 10s. 9-46 across the board, both les Paul's, bothe strats, and my Jaguar. Sep 19, 2016 #74 Y'all got it wrong. I play clean - well, amp breakup - with an OD pedal some. I honestly think it varies from people to people. By the time I had it adjusted, the extra height mostly negated to lighter strings, so the 10s and 9s felt about the same to me - 9s still being easier to play, but not by much. Both took getting used to and both made better tone. Hard to say. July 2018. Been playing on 9s on my strat and I'm curious about 10s but don't want to do another setup for the new tension. I personally prefer 10s, but that's most likely because that's what I started with. Joined Oct 24, 2013 Messages 2,340 Reaction score 1,715. Aug 8. Then i bought a Les Paul that had 10s and i found it extremely easier to play. Back to the original post - I like 9s on a strat but use 10s because I use it for slide. Jun 21, 2016 #5 Try it and see. Fun for extravagant bends and grandiose vibrato tho. In standard tuning, of my 4 PRS guitars, two now have 9s, one the factory 10s, but the 4th one I just restrung with PRS 9.5s and I believe that is what at least 3 of the 4 will use in the future. As I've aged, my grip strength and endurance has decreased. - Is the "classic" strat sound better achieved with 10's, 9's, doesn't matter? But I can't afford them in packs of 1 or 3. Uncle Jimmy, May 1, 2014 #2. I'm far from an expert, but I'd put the strings on and play. I have never done this myself. On my E Flat Hendrix Strat I use 10-46. I've played 9s since I first started. The guitar feels like a toy with them on. Joined: Oct 13, 2011 Location: Somerset UK. 9s or 10s/rhythm and lead Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by TomG, Jan 6, 2007. I only have 10s right now and i dont feel like going to guitar center, and I want to try a warmer sound. 5. I went from 9s to 10s on all my Strats now. ermghoti II 5 posts. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Your mileage may vary. Reactions: 1 person. I want to put 10s on it. My hardtail Strats will probably always use 11s but I do think a Strat benefits from a thinner string than does a Tele. 10.5 would probably be best for me, but D'addario does not offer and may never offer those Luthier Bulk Packs (in 10.5) which they offer in 9s, 10s and 11s. Jun 21, 2016 #6 Going from 10-s … Philtre Frets: 2830 . I found 8s too thin, so I moved back up, and put bronze 10s on my acoustic. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. The past ones were ones that I borrowed off my brother. I still have a humbucker guitar with 9s on it. Page 3 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3. Clapton plays 10s and may as well count as a paradigm for classic strat tone. I promise I would buy a heck of a lot of boxes of those 10.5 sets. I just got a new Tele that came with 9s. I switched to 9s because I was suffering from some kind of repetitive strain injury in my wrists. Cheers, Do21or12Die Burningleaves 10 posts. I still think that I prefer 9s because I feel that I have more control on first position bends. paco1976 Senior Member. I cant even play 9s anymore. I had to raise the string height to avoid fret buzz (smaller string needs to be looser and vibrate more to make the same tone). I haven't had a strat in a long time and I was wondering if 9's are more appropriate. I use 10-46 on my Les Pauls too, I don't mind the difference, even with the scale difference. Member. I needed a little more tension and resistance while I was playing. After seeing that Rick Beato video on string gauge, I got curious and tried the new Ernie Ball 9.5 gauge strings on my Les Paul and I have to say, I REALLY am enjoying them. I switched from 10s to 9s a few years ago after having played 10s on Strats for about 15 years. I like 10s on a strat tuned to Eb, 9.5s if it's tuned to E. The 10s are higher tension to achieve the same pitch. I mostly play a lot of 80s Funk/AOR/R&B stuff (lots of cutting/chord playing), would there be a big difference in playability and sound if I moved from NYXL 9s to 10s? Replies 88; Created 12 yr; Last Reply 12 yr; Top Posters In This Topic. Question is, what should I expect to change from a setup standpoint? Posts: 531. PRS guitars play so incredibly well that 9s can be almost too slinky at times. But recently I started using 9s on Fenders and 10s on Shorter scale lengths like Gibsons. One is that sort of chronically in electric guitar string sets, there’s a much lighter gauge B-string than there ought to be. I put 9s on my Tele recently. 5 years ago. would gauge 10 strings work on a fender american strat with a tremolo? PaulSter 5 posts. My problem is I tend to "stress ball" squeeze chords, especially live, and I was squeezing chords out of tune as a result. I did exactly this on two Strats recently. I’m not sure how going up a gauge will help tuning stability but maybe I just don’t know very much! Also, even though I said I've had a few guitars, I'm still new to guitar. I can't get around the fret board with the ease of people like Neal Schon, and I'm pretty sure that dude uses 9s. You could go with 11's on your LP and 10's on your strat . So I'm not an advanced player, but I've been playing quite a lot recently, and I am just amazed at the difference going from 9s to 10s on my Strat has made. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. I'm hoping to gain some speed and agility. I use 10-46 on 2 of my strats and 10-52 on one of my strats. 11s help in that regard, and they also force me to play with a stronger pick attack, which improves my dynamics and phrasing. Be foolhardy. chris_john Frets: 24 . If you've been used to playing with 10s, 9s will play sharp out of tune. So the small dif in tone is much more noticable. So, I'm a bit torn and confused. I will post a NGD thread with pics later tonight when I get home. previous post, I want 9s to nail that cheap sound, which for me is the classic strat tone. 9s are what works for me. It also means that they're harder to bend. She's a On a set of 10s, it’s a 13 that you typically see. He then passed me his Strat, which wears 9s, while mine has 10s. Technically - it would always be better to have a good tech cut the nut to the … YMMV. I use 11s, so I don't like it enough to actually use 9s, but when I switched to 9s on my Strat a few years ago, I thought it was a sonic improvement. Jkater 9 posts. 5. EWSEthan New member. I think probably 10s because I tend to hit strings really hard and break them with my past guitars. Get yerself a set of these and riff into infinity!!! The 9s sound a little bit different and I had to learn to play a bit softer to avoid excessive buzz. Be brave. Messages: 7,625. Hi. Aug 14. It has 10's on it and they seem a bit tight on the nut. The tone is much improved with 10s as well. July 2019. For all of my life i only had a strat on 09s. My last 3 guitars came with 10s and I played 'em that way at first, but as soon as I changed to 9's the guitar immediately seemed much more responsive to me. It's easier than trying to explain how 9s sound in your guitar. 9. Re: 9s vs 10s. Joined: Jun 8, 2009 Location: Area 51. Fri, Jun 15, 2012 2:00pm. I'm imagining the 10s would be darker than 9s (not what I'm after). fek Active member. The Hoff wrote:11s for me. I've been using 10s on Strats and LPs forever, but I'm thinking about just throwing some 9s on everything. For about 15 years I was strictly a 10s on my Les Paul and similar guitars, and 9's on my Strat (all E standard). Joined Dec 18, 2009 Messages 5,987 Reaction score 10,150. Edit: I suppose higher gauge strings are less likely to go out of tune due to temperature variations. Joined Dec 11, 2008 Messages 16,182 Reaction score 23,467. Currently use 11s on most of my strats, 10s on one strat and tele. 4. Well, for me, cf. Nov 25, 2009 #7 10s. This means that they intonate better (your fingers don't mash them out of tune so easily). I like 10s on most guitars but I don’t have a problem with 9s. Will these be ok for the tremolo bridge? I figure the truss rod will need adjustment due to lower string tension. 48. Popular Days. I just picked up a strat copy and put 10s on it without thinking. My guitar teacher suggest I moved down to 8s on my strat. Is that accurate or just my imagination? Sometimes it’s subtle and sometimes it’s a lot. 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