I know what you mean. I don't like to fight the strings. Which is why I played 9's for years. But over the past few years my playing time has increased dramatically. The more I played the lighter the 9's felt to me. Until it got to the point where I thought I'd try heavier strings. As I've moved up I've not tried to go heavy enough to make me fight. It's just that I play so much more often now that the 11's now feel to me like 9's used to.Originally posted by Ned
my LP custom feels and sounds great with 9's, but thats my pref because i do not like to play on heavy strings
When I started to play that happen to me as well, and it happens to every stringed instrument player, BUT, now I'm playing my acoustic more than before, I used to just pick it up once in a while, now I'm really playing it and the numbness is there, even the next morning, now I keep playing with my finger tips all day just to feel them, hahahaAnother thing I've noticed in the last few months. Used to be I'd play for an hour or two and my fingers...even though they're callused...would get a little sore. Now it seems like that almost never happens. In fact, my finger tips actually feel a little numb. I guess they're so heavily callused now that it just doesn't bother me anymore
Hey Jeff Good to hear from you man! If playing time has increased, sounds like Fishtrunk is doing well. Very glad to hear it.Originally posted by jeffhef
I know what you mean. I don't like to fight the strings. Which is why I played 9's for years. But over the past few years my playing time has increased dramatically.
Getting some youth gigs. Not a lot & no paying gigs...but hoping it's gonna increase. Money's not really a factor or concern. We tend to rock harder than the youth bands. And the youth groups really like some of the heavier sounding stuff. Guess it's that LZ/Rush/ACDC 70's and 80's stuff coming through. Makes things like Audio Adrenaline pretty easy.Originally posted by ABKB
Hey Jeff Good to hear from you man! If playing time has increased, sounds like Fishtrunk is doing well. Very glad to hear it.
As to increasing gauges, even though I have played 9's for years now, I am hopeful that as playing time increases I can move to 10's and 11's. Right now my mittens are just not up to it , but someday.......