I use 12s on my electric. Bending is hard but I love the feel and lack of tuning problems.
Ha! Right. Most of my guitars are 25.5 and have 9-46s, but my strat has 12-50s. It’s a workout playing that thing for long, but when I switch guitars it’s as if I’m playing on air.
I use 8–38 tuned in 4ths, where I start with a standard tuning and make the bottom four strings be flat by a semitone. This is around 10# of tension on the strings, and I might make a balanced set to make the tension even more uniform. I think that I’m using NYXL recently, but I don’t care that much about the brand.