OK, I put new strings on the LP.
When I got the guitar I got an additional set of D’Addario extra-super light gauge… .008
I got rid of the factory strings, which I thing was 10 gauge and put on these 8 gauge.
Sure, they are easier to play, but I feel I have lost all the “cream”.
I also find it more difficult to do the overtone squeals, although this could just be “muscle and placement” memory needing to be reprogrammed…
But what I really think is weird is the loss of “cream” on the three higher strings, they now sound like a goddamned synth - not like a Les Paul at all…
How the hell does Billy do it?
Perhaps I will try nines, but I am ready to class the 8 gauge episode a dead-end excursion…
What do you guys reckon?