Originally Posted by josjor
Yes, you'll notice a difference....................mainly in tone. The tone is going to be weaker with lights or extra-lights. Yes, it will be a little bit easier on your fingers, but to me it's only a moderate difference and one I'm not willing to sacrifice tone for.
I always ask people "What is a guitar manufacturers job?"
Answer: To sell guitars.
How do they do that? By making them sound as good as they can and play at least moderately easy. To me it's worth noting that nearly every manufacturer ships their guitars with .012-.54's or thereabouts, not .010-.50. The heavier strings just sound that much better and don't really make it largely noticeably harder to play.
Originally Posted by Hayduke
What gauge? .013- ?
Yep, I'm using 13s. Around here (North Carolina) we use the heaviest gauge possible that will not pull the guitar apart. I swear, some of the guys here use heavy gauge strings and play with actions high enough you could shoot an arrow with it!
I'll probably stick with mediums and keep drinkin' Jack to anesthetize the fangers!