Members SPONGEBOB Posted January 8, 2010 Members Share Posted January 8, 2010 I have a really great feeling and sounding 90's MIJ 62 reissue strat that I recently picked up up at a local store for $300.. Needed a set up badly.. After adjusting the neck, bridge, cutting the nut slots, etc, I got the guitar in nice playing shape.. VERY nice.. However, like some strats and teles, it had a "stiff" feel when bending.. Not horrible, but noticeable compared to my other strats and teles.. It had .010-046 strings. I decided to try something I had known about for years but had never tried.. A set of .095- 044.. It was perfect. Not as flimsy and thin feeling and sounding as a set of 009, but easier to bend than a .010 set, and just softer enough to make playing a joy.. Real noticeable improvement in playability, and very little difference in sound. They are gauged just exactly halfway between a 009 set and a 010 set all the way top to bottom.. This is the only guitar I will use this gauge on as its the only one that needs it. Seriously, if you are using 10's and they feel a tad stiff, but don't like going any lighter, try this gauge set.. Most of the big companies make this set, and I feel its the way to go for certain guitars.. Big stores will have them , not all mom and pop shops will. Don't expect to see this gauge set in any " 10 sets of strings for $20" specials.. Really worth a try for a "stiff feeling" strat or tele. bob Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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