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    PRS 9.5 strings compared to 10's

    Just changed from PRS 9.5 gauge strings to 10's, Very surprised in the difference the guitar played so much better with the 9.5's on which at first I found to light.
    Should I perceiver with the 10's which does have its bonuses when down tuning?

    Only had my PRS custom 24 few months so still experimenting as I am a les paul man :-)

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    I use 9.5's on my CU24 and love them.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    I use 9.5's on my CU24 and love them.
    Yea think I am going to swap back tbh, the trem was also much better. I cant win 9.5 a little bit too light and 10's to heavy lol

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    I keep meaning to try 9.5's on my SE C24...

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    Never tried them. Perhaps I should look at them more closely.
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    I always used 10's until i owned prs's. then i switched to ghs 9.5's, and i'll never go back.

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    I have 9.5 on one guitar. It sounded so perfect with them when I got it that I'm keeping them on that guitar.
    I usually use 10s, but have started using 11s on a few.

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    I always use a minimum of 10's on the bottom. They work well with drop d or when I tune down a half step.

    If I don't use 10's throughout I used to go a hybrid set with a light top 9, 11, 13. More recently I started using a 9.5, 11.5, 13.5 on the top. Feels just right with a stoptail guitar, tuned down a half step.

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