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I've just confirmed that my other guitarist uses these 10-38 Dean Markleys on his Jacksons. Please help me explain to him why these are objectively false.
It's the old Fender gauges that they used to put on all their guitars. I never really understood how they came up with that set either...seems like a fairly arbitrarily designed combination of strings.
Apparently Hendrix used to use 'em, but swopped the ten for some sort of banjo string, so it was probably closer to a modern set of eights.
Would you believe Mike Stern uses these gauges, but puts a fricking eleven on top?
If he's comfortable with 'em, then all power to him. Personally I wouldn't know what to do with the things...