The Mastery definitely helps... and I think it even sweetens the tone a bit on Jags... particularly the resonance behind the bridge.Rule of thumb is use 11s, but...
I use 10s no problem (GHS Nickel Rockers FWIW).
Tension is fine with 10s. I have a mastery bridge on mine, so there's no issue with the strings jumping the slots (which never happened anyhow, except when I stretched the strings).
Forgot to mention: this is all on a jaguar.
Yeah, I use 11-50 flatwounds on my Jag. I decided to give them a shot and ended up preferring them.I have .10's on a Duo Sonic and there's nothing there to play with, not enough tension at all. I've been meaning to get it setup with a higher gauge and with flatwounds. Anyone play their offset with flatwounds?
I actually don't mind 10s on a Jag with the stock bridge. No problems for me. I just prefer 11s or flatwound 11s.I use 10s on my Masteryed Jag no problem. Like others have said, once you address the bridge issue the necessity for thicker gauge goes away. Then its just down to preference.