I know a lot of players here use strings in the 11-and-up sizes and I wonder why. I've not tried them but am sometimes struggling to fret and bend the 9s and 10s that came on my guitars. Not enough practice so not yet enough finger strength. A few videos lately have compared the sound of different gauge strings and decided there is not much difference and we should select our strings on feel alone. It's only been recently that I've really locked onto trying all my guitars and defining how the strings feel. Couple of surprises: my G&Ls with 25.5" scale have 10s standard, no wonder they are a little more tiring to play than the Fenders and Squires that came with 9s. One reason why my Gibson LP (24.75") plays so easily is because it came with a hybrid set: 9, 11, 16, 26, 36 and 46. They call that their LP "Signature" set and I like them. Recently MF had some EB strings on sale and I got a few sets of Mighty Slinky (LOL) .0085-.040" to try on my 25.5" guitars. I've got some normal 9-42 sets to try on those that came with 10s. Looking to play longer with less fatigue. Comments?