Ok so i have a Tremonti SE custom and a custom 24 SE, both of which i love! they are just so nice to play and i think in my opinion the finish on them is amazing. I also have a fender lonestar strat and a squire classic vibe tele, once more which i love playing.. so to the point....
I have heard a few people say that changing the string gauge on the SE's to 10's from the standard 9's really made the guitar something else, i am tempted as sometimes the 9's do feel a little thin (although i'm happy with the sound) and i use 10's on the fender and the squire. i know i could just try slapping 10's on and see what they feel like, but both SE's are well set up at the moment and unless its worth it i don't want to fiddle about with trems .. probably nut cutting etc.. what are peoples thoughts? is the tone really that much better going fatter!? does it make the SE's come alive like some have said?
Also as an aside does anyone use hybrid sets? As Mark Tremonti says he does, he says he uses the low 3 from a standard set of 12's and the high 3 from a standard set of 11's i believe .. i was thinking more like low from 10's or 11's and highs from 9's or 10's.. again any thoughts?
I know some of this is down to taste but i am just after peoples thoughts and mainly is there much tonal benefit in going for the heavier gauge .. or is it just to support lower tunings