At 54, my fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be, some days they just plain hurt. But I'm trying to learn new material, and I notice that I'm having some difficulty with double stops and extreme bends. While I know I could go lighter on the string gauge, I play .010's. I know part of my struggle is due to the trem bridge on my guitar and I've contemplated picking up a Tele. But mentally, something just doesn't seem right about a Tele with .009's. Any exercises going to help me out, or should I just break out the .009s?