As the thread title says really.... I'm currently experimenting a little bit with strings. For a while now i've played .10-.46 on all my electrics (I have a Strat, a 335, a Les Paul and a McCarty 594) Mainly using Ernie Ball strings. Internet rule of thumb (must be true.....) suggests shorter scale length = thicker strings and vice versa. However, I don't subscribe to this. Currently I'm switching to D'addario and have thrown pure nickel .11s on my Strat which sounds awesome. Having that slightly darker sound suits my strat and the thicker strings play great. I've also thrown .11s on my Gibsons and due to the success of trialing the pure nickel strings i'm going to try those on the 335 and Les Paul as well- I'm curious to see if they suit humbuckers as well as they do the Strat single coils or if they mellow things out too much. When it comes to my 594, i've currently put D'addario .10.5-.48 on, but I think i'm going to go up to .11-.49s. I have found the 594 to be quite a dark sounding guitar therefore I think pure nickel strings are going to be too dark on this. As a result i'm tempted to go the other end of the scale and throw some NYXLs on it. Having read a number of other string related topics on this forum i'm surprised to have concluded that the majority of you guys play .9s or .10s? There hasn't been much mention at all from anyone playing .11s on their PRS's - Is my conclusion wrong? Have I been reading the wrong posts? or is that fellow .11 string players out there don't like talking about it!!