if you get used to bending on 10's

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  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

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    than go to 9's will it take months to recalibrate your bending techinques
     
  2. joeDRII

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    I would hope not. Might take 15 minutes to get used to. But why?
     
  3. jbnirvana

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    i switch back and fourth from tens and nines to keep myself challenged and i think it pays off in the long run. you know they actually make ernie ball 9.5's which arent bad but i wish that they were diadario's because ernie's get way too grimey mad fast
     
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    If someone wants .010 and can't bend them comfortbaly try DR Blues .010. They feel loose like .009's. I fact I can't use them it's almost to easy to bend and I can't get the right feel for them.
     
  5. Dana Olsen

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    D'Addario makes a 9.5 set - I've been using them for years.

    Changing from .10's to 9's - I agree with JoeDRII - it'll take you 15 minutes to adjust down, and a few minutes longer to adjust back up if you switch back. No big deal.

    Dana O.
     
  6. Flyin' Brian

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    I use 10s on my 24 3/4" scale guitars but I substitute a .095 for the high E. Works perfectly for me.
    I use 9s on my 25" scales. I fell into the "tone not as good" idea with 9s but after listening to Lucidology's clips, I changed.
     
  7. EADGBE

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    I used 10s for about two years. One day I put 9s on and it was like WOW! I never put 10s on again. Bending was a breeze and it felt just right. And it was immediate.
     
  8. joeDRII

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    This is a good point. I've never been able to get a good tone with 9s, however I have read that some of my favorite players use them. Most notably Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy, and their tone is fatter than anyones.
     

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