Playing out of town gigs this weekend, thought my extra strings were in my bag and they were not, so I used a set of strings that happened to be sitting in the equipment closet at the venue. For many years, I have played mediums (11 on top) and this set was a light gauge (10 on top). Once I figured out how to not over-bend my bends, I really started to like it. Forced me to play with a lighter touch (which is something I've been trying to focus on lately), and I liked the tone a LOT. Snappier bass notes, very smooth when the OD was on. Also considerably easier on the fingers. Sometimes it's good to get forced out of your comfort zone.