The other thread on 9s inspired me...and I didn't want to hijack that thread... You know, I was using 10s on a Strat with the block on the body and it felt just like my Gibsons. I floated the block and the guy removed a few springs and now it's noticeably stiffer to bend. I also use 10s on a PRS DGT and PRS Sunburst 245 and those feel just fine. I use 11s on my Reverend Daredevil but that's tuned down a half step. Point is, they all feel roughly the same except for the Strat and now, a Squire CV Tele I picked up on a trade. I like all my guitars to feel the same as far as bending. I want to be able to play them in any style and bending is what I like to do. I've tried heavier gauges and had to be honest with my self that I just don't have enough play time these days to make them feel comfortable. So, 10s on a Gibson or PRS are "it" for me. However, I'm not liking 10s as much on the Fenders particularly now that I floated the bridge again on my Strat. I do like the heavier bottom and recall not liking the lightness of the 9s in that department. I'm considering one of two options to address this...a 9-46 (light top/heavy bottom) or a 9.5 set to bring that bending feel closer to my Gibsons. Curious on opinions of those who compared these two approaches for their Fender Strats and Teles and what you liked/disliked about the approach you took.